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The Newsroom

55 min
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 25 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2012-06-24
Filming Locations: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn
The Newsroom
Jeff Daniels
Will McAvoy
Emily Mortimer
MacKenzie McHale
John Gallagher Jr.
Jim Harper
Alison Pill
Maggie Jordan
Thomas Sadoski
Don Keefer
Dev Patel
Neal Sampat
Sam Waterston
Charlie Skinner
Chris Chalk
Gary Cooper
Margaret Judson
Tess Westin
Adina Porter
Kendra James
John F. Carpenter
Herb Wilson
Thomas Matthews
Martin Stallworth
Trieu Tran
Joey Phan
Charlie Weirauch
Jake Watson
Wynn Everett
Tamara Hart
Riley Voelkel
Jenna Johnson
Chris Messina
Reese Lansing
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After shooting the first couple of episodes of season 2, with Rosemarie Dewitt as Rebecca, the network's lawyer, Aaron Sorkin decided to rewrite the Genoa storyline and told so to HBO. The network agreed to do it, but clarifying that the season was then nine episodes, not 10. Dewitt was replaced by Marcia Gay Harden due to scheduling problems.
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In The Newsroom (2012)'s fictional "universe," which Aaron Sorkin has created, 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 USA at one time. It was "America's Collectibles Network" and sold everything from knives and watches to cosmetics and jewelry. In 2002, "America's Collectible Network" changed its name to Jewelry Television. Seen in approximately 80 million homes, they still use the ACN name legally and on signage at their broadcast location in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
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In the Newsroom panel at PaleyFest, Aaron Sorkin revealed that the character of Sloan Sabbith was meant to be a smaller character but initially, he made her more relevant to the story.
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Does The Newsroom cover important news and political events?
It may, but the show isn't an analysis of recent U.S. politics. It uses news from the recent past to tell a story about how news is produced in the corporate media age.While the show may present a particular point of view about the news stories it mentions, the main purpose of any news story mentioned is to tell a story about how the content of the news is affected by various factors, such as internal pressure to break a story before information can be verified, management pressure on the news division to cover sensationalist stories rather than "hard" news in order to boost ratings, and pressure on corporate management to not be critical of political powers. The Newsroom illustrates these points by showing them in the context of real stories from the recent past, such as the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Casey Anthony trial, and the 2010 and 2012 national elections.So while the show may include coverage of some important news stories, it skips many others because its primary intent is to show how the news is produced, and to provide commentary on the most important news stories or political events.
How did Aaron Sorkin research for this series?
While he was thinking about the show, he spent time being a fly on the wall in various newsrooms such as FOX, CNN, MSNBC, and TruTV. He also had a series of lunches with heavyweights from the news, business men and women from across the ideological spectrum who work or have worked as anchors, producers, executives, panelists, etc. They were long roundtable discussions, but basically he asked them two questions: What would a utopian news broadcast be, and what's stopping you from doing it?None of the characters in the show are based on anyone from real life.
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