'The Newsroom' Season 2, Episode 5: Another eventful 'News Night With Will McAvoy'

"Dad."That incoming-call alert as he was going on the air was enough to rattle Will (Jeff Daniels) in the opening seconds of "News Night With Will McAvoy," Sunday's (Aug, 11) episode of HBO's "The Newsroom." Written by creator Aaron Sorkin and directed by Alan Poul, the hour played out in real time.Will wasn't the only one on edge as the tale, set in March 2012, began: ACN president Reese (Chris Messina) was reading Sloan (Olivia Munn) the riot act for posing for supposedly private photos that went very public. And her pained revelation, "There are more," surely didn't make things better. Nor did the fact she was "trending No. 1," per Reese, though that could have been a professional boost as well as a personal problem for her.Back in the swing of the newsroom after his time with the Romney campaign, producer Jim (John Gallagher Jr.) was overseeing coverage of explosions in Damascus when a...

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 5 “News Night with Will McAvoy”

The Newsroom  “News Night with Will McAvoy”  Season 2 Episode 5  airs Sunday August 11 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode  Synopsis :  “News Night with Will McAvoy” – Will is distracted during his telecast by a phone call and an unflattering Twitter post. Charlie (Sam Waterson) gets a visit from a longtime friend at the Office of Naval Intelligence, who has knowledge of Operation Genoa. Sloan (Olivia Munn) phases from humiliation to rage following a revenge posting. The newsroom traverses the slippery slope separating fact from fiction. Read More...