The Newsroom Season 2 premiere recap: ACN's staff goes on private trial

Now that "The Newsroom" is open again, it's business as usual ... meaning relatively little is usual business.The point was reinforced abundantly by creator Aaron Sorkin's script (from a story he devised with Ian Reichbach) for "First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers," Sunday's (July 14) Season 2 premiere of the HBO drama. Though set a year after Season 1, it still was about two years behind real time, being August 2011 on the "Newsroom" calendar.One of those lawyers is destined to stick around, and new cast member Marcia Gay Harden was evident right from the first new scene as an attorney for Atlantis Cable News, deposing staff members about the network's report alleging the U.S. government used nerve gas during a black-ops mission code-named "Genoa."Her work was cut out for her from the get-go, since her first interviewee was ever-obstinate ACN senior anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels, who starred opposite Harden in...


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