The Newsroom (HBO) “The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate” Episode 9

The Newsroom  “The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate” Episode 9 airs Sunday August 19 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode Synopsis:  Will and the “News Night” staff stage a mock debate for a pair Republican  Partyofficials . Mac has an epiphany during a power outage; Charlie vets the credibility of an NSA insider; Lisa (Kelen Coleman) goes off-script during an on-air interview; Neal goes undercover as an internet troll. Read More...  

The Newsroom Sneak Peek: Can News Night Redeem Itself?

The News Night team was forced into covering the Casey Anthony trial in last week's episode of The Newsroom when ratings decreased.  Desperate to avoid giving Leona Lewis another reason to fire Will - and eager to get approval for a mock debate on the air - Will and Charlie decided to cover the trial, while Mac rallied against it.  Problems escalated when the Anthony Wiener scandal broke out, giving the team yet another piece of "fluff" news that they didn't want to cover.  Charlie did get a stroke of good luck when his source met with him, promising to give him evidence that Leona and her son were engaging in hacking to get stories for their TMI gossip rag. Read More...