A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff, and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.
The Newsroom: First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All The Lawyers
It's September 2011 as the second season opens, but Will's remark on the air gets him KO'd from coverage of the…
The Newsroom: The Genoa Tip
Neal gets arrested on Wall Street Maggie lands a coveted assignment, but loses a friend MacKenzie and Sloan…
Series Fun Facts
- The role of MacKenzie McHale was initially offered to Marisa Tomei, but negotiations fell through.
- In Sorkin's world ACN stands for Atlantis Cable Network. There is a real life ACN in Canada which provides Internet and telephone services, and there was an ACN cable network in the US. It…
[show]In Sorkin's world ACN stands for Atlantis Cable Network. There is a real life ACN in Canada which provides Internet and telephone services, and there was an ACN cable network in the US. It was "America's Collectibles Network" and sold everything from knives and watches to cosmetics and jewelry. In 2000 they changed their name to Jewelry Television. Seen in 80 million homes, they still use the ACN name legally and on signage at their broadcast location in Knoxville, TN.
- The cable network ACN is fictional, but the news stories being covered in the broadcast are actual past news events.