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A drama set at a fictional cable-news network re-creates actual events to show how they're covered by "News Night" anchor Will McAvoy and his staff.

Premiered: June 24, 2012

Rating: TV-MA

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Season 1, Episode 8 The Blackout Part 1: Tragedy Porn

First Aired: August 12, 2012

The ratings for "News Night" plummet after it downplays a pair of sensational stories, and Will and Mac must find a way to lure back enough viewers to justify the network's quest to air a Republican debate. Meanwhile, Will considers writers for an all-access profile; Sloan is disappointed by the lack of coverage of an important financial story; and Charlie learns a National Security Agency whistle-blower's identity.

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Season 1, Episode 7

August 5, 2012

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The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate

Season 1, Episode 9

August 19, 2012

Guest Cast

David Krumholtz Dr. Jack Habib
Chris Messina Reese Lansing
Paul Schneider Brian Brenner
Jane Fonda Leona Lansing
Adina Porter Kendra James
Terry Crews Lonny Church

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