The Newsroom: Season 1

The Newsroom: Season 1

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Media drama series from Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) following the people who make a nightly cable-news program, starring Jeff Daniels in an Emmy-winning role.

2012Rating: TV-MAUSA
Drama

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

We Just Decided To

"News Night" anchor Will McAvoy returns to work after a... More public meltdown to find most of his staff has jumped ship, but new hires help steer the show when news of a catastrophe breaks in the spring of 2010.

EPISODE 1.10

The Greater Fool

Nina surprises Mac; Sloan considers a job offer; Neal smokes... More out a threat; Will, Mac and Charlie face off against Leona and Reese.

EPISODE 1.2

News Night 2.0

MacKenzie wants an economist to give a nightly financial report... More on "News Night". Jim covers for Maggie's mistake; Charlie ends Reese's meetings with Will, and a breakup story is a secret no more.

EPISODE 1.3

The 112th Congress

Tea Party critiques draw the ire of network executives and... More CEO Leona Lansing. Don confronts Elliot about his analytical skills; Jim helps Maggie during a panic attack; and Mac is unnerved by Will's endless parade of romantic conquests.

EPISODE 1.4

I'll Try to Fix You

Will's mission attracts a tabloid's attention; Wade has information about... More the government's fight against white-collar crime; Maggie finds a date for Jim, and Sloan has trouble being a matchmaker.

EPISODE 1.5

Amen

Neal finds someone who can provide updates from Cairo as... More the staff strive to give equal attention to uprisings there and in Wisconson.

EPISODE 1.6

Bullies

Sloan harshly questions a Tokyo power-company representative during the Japanese... More earthquake nuclear crisis; Will learns a lesson about bullying after his rude behavior in an interview.

EPISODE 1.7

5/1

An anonymous source gives details on an imminent story of... More national importance. When the President calls a televised speech that night, the 2.0 staff cuts short its 1-year anniversary party and rushes back to the newsroom.

EPISODE 1.8

The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn

Will and Mac abandon principles when ratings plummet; Sloan is... More irked by her lack of screen time; Charlie discovers a whistleblower's identity.

EPISODE 1.9

The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate

The staff stages a mock debate; Mac has an epiphany;... More Lisa goes off-script during an interview; Neal goes under cover.

The Newsroom: Season 1 | Awards

Award Winner
Outstanding Lead Actor (Daniels), Emmys 2013

The Newsroom: Season 1 | Reviews

48%48 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

All reviews on Rotten Tomatoes
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

What might be the most alluring part of The Newsroom is that it's clear Sorkin wants the show to be enormous, filled with characters of all stripes and able to take on innumerable storylines.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The Newsroom is a message-driven delight - at least for liberals.

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New York Post

New York Post

Newsroom is both entertaining and irritating. The info is important and good, but the quipping banter with which it's delivered, isn't.

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

Frustration is the overwhelming feeling coming out of watching the entire first season of The Newsroom.

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Vulture

Vulture

The Newsroom is the worst of Aaron Sorkin and the best of Aaron Sorkin; you can't have one without the other, and I'll wager that anyone who's ever enjoyed his work must know that.

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Variety

Variety

While not without charms, these soap-opera elements feel like time-killers, distracting from the pointed commentary where Sorkin's main focus resides.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Aaron Sorkin, HBO and a show about network news seemed a perfect fit, but this first season had a rocky start.

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The Newsroom: Season 1 | Release Details

The Newsroom: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.