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.
Last Episode03x01 Season 3, Episode 1 Aired: Jul. 13, 2014
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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.
- The cable network ACN is fictional, but the news stories being covered in the broadcast are actual past news events.
- Leona Lansing, portrayed by Jane Fonda, is a character (CEO of a media conglomerate), not unlike Ted Turner, Fonda's third husband from 1991-2001. In the first episode which Fonda appears in,…
[show]Leona Lansing, portrayed by Jane Fonda, is a character (CEO of a media conglomerate), not unlike Ted Turner, Fonda's third husband from 1991-2001. In the first episode which Fonda appears in, there is a conversation, among other characters, about a comparison between the "Tea Party" circa 2010s, and "leftist radicals" circa 1960s, and one of the names mentioned as one of the leftist radicals is "Hayden," which refers to Tom Hayden, who was Fonda's second husband, from 1973-1989.