From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball, comes The Newsroom, a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston), the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.
HBO presents a series from the fertile mind of Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and executive produced by Sorkin, Scott Rudin and Alan Poul. Smart, topical, humorous and highly entertaining, The Newsroom takes a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional ACN Network, focusing on the on- and off-camera lives of its acerbic anchor (Jeff Daniels), new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), their newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and others) and their news-division boss (Sam Waterston). Overcoming a tumultuous first day together – climaxing in a newsflash that a BP oil rig has just exploded in the Gulf of Mexico – the team sets out on a patriotic if quixotic mission to "do the news well" in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles, and their own personal entanglements.
Fantastic! Spellbinding! I keep going back to it! t
The actors are terrific,the storyline has everything and more you could ever hopefor,and I wish I could have worked in... Read more
excellent drama-but marred by the ridiculous extended romance or not between the four characters-very aannoyingPublished 6 days ago by ian grigg-spall
For me this was a surprise, but after the opening episode I was hooked. A shame that this programme got cancelled after three seasons, obviously more for political reasons than... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ricardo
You can occasionally see the flair which "The West Wing" had, but although this is by Aaron Sorkin in a similar style, I found it disappointing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by G C W S Wheeler
The first few episodes were promising apart from the over emphasis on the unhealthy 24/7 neoliberal work culture of young middle class Americans. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rodrigo
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