'The Newsroom' Season 2, episode 2 recap: 'The Genoa Tip' starts stirring trouble for ACN

If "The Newsroom" was relatively leisurely about setting up its Season 2 stories in the premiere, that pace didn't last long.Sunday's (July 21) episode of the HBO drama, "The Genoa Tip," ramped up multiple stories fast in the style that is typical Aaron Sorkin. He wrote -- and, by his admission, rewrote -- the hour, much of which involved the subtitled topic, as ACN fiil-in producer Jerry (Hamish Linklater) brought the tip he'd received on the Genoa black-ops mission to a skeptical Mac (Emily Mortimer). She scoffed she'd be there to watch him pick up his Peabody Award for the story.However, Jerry found a believer in Maggie (Alison Pill), who lobbied Mac to let her go to Africa on a related fact-finding mission ... then learned of a deadly uprising in exactly the region she was headed for. Undeterred, Maggie decided to keep the danger a secret, so as not to have her trek canceled.Of...


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