The Newsroom: Season 3

The Newsroom: Season 3

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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.

2014Rating: TV-MAUSA
Drama

Episodes

EPISODE 3.1

Boston

In the wake of the Genoa debacle, Will, Mac and... More the News Night team decide to err on the side of caution in reporting a major breaking story. Neal is contacted by an anonymous source in possession of stolen government documents revealing how false press stories planted in newspapers spawned fatal riots in Kundu. Sloan looks to solve a takeover puzzle. Maggie is forced to pinch-hit for Elliot in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

EPISODE 3.2

Run

With Rebecca again tasked with defending ACN in a possible... More lawsuit, Will tries to protect Neal from the fallout over the DOD leak. Charlie and Leona enter the fray of a hostile-takeover gambit involving Reese's half-siblings. Sloan fears Don may be guilty of cashing in on insider information. Maggie ponders the ethics of eavesdropping. Hallie pays a price for a late-night tweet.

EPISODE 3.3

Main Justice

Leona and Reece look to raise cash in order to... More salvage ACN and thwart Blair and Randy. Will gets a surprise at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Charlie trades visions with her ACN suitor. Maggie's EPA scoop makes it to News Night. Sloan and Don try to keep their relationship a secret from a new HR veep.

EPISODE 3.4

Contempt

Facing a court subpoena and possible incarceration for contempt, Will... More stands firm in refusing to reveal the source of the stolen DOD documents. As Charlie's disdain for Lucas grows, Sloan and Mac scramble to find a more acceptable 11th-hour buyer for ACN. Jim's relationship with Hallie is put to the test by her new job at Carnivore, a start-up website.

EPISODE 3.5

Oh Shenandoah

Incarcerated for contempt, Will refuses to reveal the name of... More Neal's government source. Appearing to embrace Pruit's mandate to capture younger viewers, Charlie orders a reluctant Don to track down principals in a sexual-abuse case at an elite college. Sloan voices her objection to a new digital site built by Neal's replacement, Bree. Stranded in a Moscow airport, Jim and Maggie look to land seats for a Cuban-bound plane, hoping to interview one of its high-profile passengers.

EPISODE 3.6

What Kind of Day Has It Been?

A sudden death leads Will and Mac to ponder the... More milestones that transformed the newsroom, and look ahead towards ACN's uncertain future. Maggie lands a field-producer interview in Washington; Neal's digital site is shut down for repairs; Leona offers sage advice to Pruit.

The Newsroom: Season 3 | Reviews

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Season 1 review: 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

Season 1 review: The Newsroom is a message-driven delight - at least for liberals.

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New York Post

New York Post

Season 1 review: 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

Season 1 review: Frustration is the overwhelming feeling coming out of watching the entire first season of The Newsroom.

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Vulture

Vulture

Season 1 review: 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

Season 1 review: 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

Season 1 review: 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 3 | Release Details

The Newsroom: Season 3 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.