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News, reviews and commentary for HBO's The Newsroom

Latest episode clacks for this show:

The Newsroom – A mission to save the news industry from itself

Will McAvoy is paying a steep price for attempting to ‘civilize’ the world and his industry, ticking off his corporate overlords in the process.

by Meredith O'Brien

Ratings Clack – Crimetime takes a back seat to the long ball

Baseball led the way on broadcast and cable last week, taking a bit of the shine off of premieres for ‘The Closer’, ‘Perception’, ‘Covert Affairs’, ‘White Collar’, and ‘NY Med’.

by Brett Love

Living Outside the Holodeck – How to fix televised debates

Only watching the news you agree with creates for people a reality as false as when Barclay used the Holodeck to get busy with Counselor Troi. Here’s how to fix that.

by Jay Black

Ratings Clack – Olympic trials lead a slow holiday week as ‘Anger Management’ tumbles

A slow holiday week was headlined by gymnasts making a case to go to London on the broadcast networks. On cable, Showtime had premieres for ‘Weeds’ and ‘Episodes’ as Charlie Sheen took a big drop, but the big numbers were for the ‘BET Awards’.

by Brett Love

The Newsroom – Can we nix the romantic goofiness & get back to the news?

While ‘News Night’ is rebooting in order to emphasize substance over nonsense, how about having ‘The Newsroom’ follow suit?

by Meredith O'Brien

Ratings Clack – Anger Management no match for a new Duncan

FX had the big story on cable with the premiere of Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’, but it was surprisingly upstaged in the viewer department by ‘Good Luck Charlie’. On the broadcast networks, NBC got the Olympic machine fired up a little early.

by Brett Love

The Newsroom premiere review – The aspirational world of Aaron Sorkin

The pilot episode of Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Newsroom’ embodies TV news the way Sorkin wishes it would be, journalism’s version of ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’

by Meredith O'Brien
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