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Critic’s Notebook: ‘The Newsroom’ Finale and Both Sides of Aaron Sorkin

“The Newsroom” has had some harsh reviews, but now, with its season finale on Sunday, Aaron Sorkin’s sharp repartee is more evident. http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=0523587b8fda89916439d026d9fe9e1f

The Newsroom Season Finale Promo: "You're Fired"

Various events, storylines and characters will converge on this Sunday's season finale of The Newsroom . As teased in the official HBO trailer for "The Greater Fool," fans can expect Jim and Maggie to (finally!) arrive at a crossroads in their relationship; while Sloan considers a job offer; Charlie makes contact again with his course; Will faces both medical and the wrath of Leona. Watch now: http://www.tvfanatic.com/2012/08/the-newsroom-season-finale-promo-youre-fired/

The Newsroom Season 1 Finale: 3 Reasons You Really, Really Need to Watch

What do critics know, really? Critics may have given the first season of the Aaron Sorkin-penned drama, The Newsroom, mixed reviews, but we can’t get enough of Will McAvoy and his driven (if endearingly flawed) News Night crew. While it’s no secret that The Newsroom had a rough start, series creator Sorkin mused at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour a few weeks ago that all the chatter about his newest show — good or bad — is “good for... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/pvxKC0mRIMM/the-newsroom-season-1-finale-3-reasons-you-really-really-need-to-watch

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... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/08/19/the-newsroom-hbo-the-blackout-part-2-mock-debate-episode-9/  

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... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/10_xMpbn3dc/

The Newsroom (HBO) “The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn” Episode 8

The Newsroom  “The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn” Episode 8 airs Sunday August 8 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode Synopsis:  “News Night” refuses to lead with a pair of sensational stories, which causes ratings to plummet – and forces Will (Jeff Daniels) and Mac  (Emily Mortimer) to abandon their principles in order to lure viewers back and shore up the network’s bid to land a Republican debate. Will auditions an unlikely scribe, Brian Brenner (Paul Schneider), to write an all-access profile; Sloan (Olivia Munn) chafes over her lack of air time to report on a critical financial crisis; Charlie learns the identity of an NSA whistleblower; Neal (Dev Patel) pitches an internet  sting. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/08/12/the-newsroom-hbo-the-blackout-part-i-tragedy-porn-episode-8/  

'The Newsroom's' Osama bin Laden Episode Draws Fire From Critics, Viewers

While some praised Sunday's episode, many more criticized the absurdity of a love-quadrangle subplot, the year-old story line and the "preposterous" nature of Jeff Daniels' character being allowed to go on the air while high. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/Em1M_SgdyO8/newsroom-aaron-sorkin-jeff-daniels-osama-bin-laden-358714

The Newsroom (HBO) “5/1? Episode 7

The Newsroom  “5/1? Episode 7  airs Sunday August 7 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode Synopsis:  An anonymous source contacts Charlie (Sam Waterston) and provides advance details on an imminent story of national importance. When news breaks that the President will be making a televised speech that night , the 2.0 staff cuts short its one-year (and oneweek) anniversary party, and rushes back to the newsroom amidst a flurry of speculation as to what exactly happened. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/08/05/the-newsroom-hbo-51-episode-7/  

The Newsroom Sneak Peeks: A Matter of National Importance

Will received a death threat in last week's episode of The Newsroom , which led to a bodyguard and a trip to his therapist.  While discussing the recent turmoil in his life, Will also revealed that Sloan recently had her own problems at work.  In an attempt to correct the public's perception of the severity of the recent Fukushima nuclear disaster, she revealed information received 'off the record', leading to a suspension.  Fortunately, Will and Charlie managed to keep her job secure, but it came at a price. In tonight's new episode: "An anonymous source contacts Charlie (Sam Waterston) and provides advance details on an imminent story of national importance. When news breaks that the President will be making a televised speech that night, the 2.0 staff cuts short its one-year (and one-week) anniversary party, and rushes back to the newsroom amidst a flurry of speculation as to what exactly happened." Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/pXtfr3cffn4/

'The Newsroom': Aaron Sorkin defends his female characters, says writers weren't fired

Six weeks into its life on HBO, "The Newsroom" has become to this summer what "Girls" was to the spring: television's lightning-rod show, dissected for every perceived misstep and off-base character portrayal.And to a certain extent, creator Aaron Sorkin doesn't mind that: "We all know there were critics who didn't enjoy watching the first four episodes, and there were critics who did," Sorkin said Wednesday (Aug. 1) at the TV Critics Association press tour. "Obviously you'd prefer praise for the show to be unanimous, but anytime people are talking this much about a TV show, it's good for television."Since Sorkin (along with "Newsroom" star Jeff Daniels and director/executive producer Alan Poul) was facing some of the people leading that discussion at TCA, the room was expecting some fireworks. That didn't quite happen, but in a polite but fairly contentious session, he defended the show and his portrayal of its female characters and shot down reports... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/the-newsroom-aaron-sorkin-defends-his-female-characters-says-writers-werent-fired.html
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