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THE NEWSROOM RECAP 5: AMEN

It’s amazing that a man, and the show that celebrates him, can recognize any news when they spot it, given how much time Will and "The Newsroom" spend in a self-regarding set of funhouse mirrors that seem to reflect only the most flattering version of Will back to him.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • July 23, 2012 8:56 AM
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THE NEWSROOM RECAP 4: I'LL TRY TO FIX YOU

One of the reasons I wish "The Newsroom" spent more time following its characters as they report stories is that there’s a thesis floating through the show about what happens when people apply the methods they use in journalism to their personal lives.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • July 15, 2012 10:55 PM
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THE NEWSROOM RECAP 3: THE 112TH CONGRESS

As much as I believe Aaron Sorkin is, to some extent, correct about the brokenness of our news system, as I’ve watched "The Newsroom," I’m finding myself increasingly sympathetic with the people he’s angry at, the ones who knuckle under to commercial pressure and the terms of their contracts as Will McAvoy and the News Night team rise above them.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • July 8, 2012 10:55 PM
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THE NEWSROOM RECAP 1: WE JUST DECIDED TO

HBO’s been trying to sell "The Newsroom" to audiences on the strength of its opening scene, when Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), a bland and personable cable news anchor trapped in his own private hell somewhere between a shout-y liberal and a conservative, snaps and delivers a rant about American greatness.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • June 24, 2012 10:55 PM
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