'The Newsroom' Season 2, episode 8: 'Election Night' coverage begins for ACN

It's a good thing Leona Lansing (Jane Fonda) didn't accept those resignations.If she had, she'd have had a greatly diminished staff on a critical evening at Atlantis Cable News, as "Election Night, Part I" -- the first half of the Aaron Sorkin-written Season 2 finale of HBO's "The Newsroom" -- indicated in its opening scene Sunday (Sept. 8).In an "off the record" video chat with Hallie (Grace Gummer), Jim (John Gallagher Jr.) revealed that not only had Will (Jeff Daniels), Mac (Emily Mortimer) and Charlie (Sam Waterston) offered to resign over the Operation Genoa debacle, many other major players at ACN also had planned to. And the news that Leona wouldn't accept left Hallie in utter disbelief -- and wanting to report it as a story.Charlie still pressed forth with wanting to resign, though attorney Rebecca (Marcia Gay Harden) warned that Leona would sue. "The woman who's always wanted to fire us won't let us...



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