The Newsroom Episodes

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The Newsroom Season 2 episodes

Election Night Season 2, Episode 9

In the conclusion of the Season 2 finale, election-night coverage winds down as Will and Charlie await Reese's decision on the future of ACN and its staff. Meanwhile, Don discusses a legal maneuver with Rebecca; Sloan learns who won the anonymous auction for her book; Neal asks Hallie for gift advice; and Jim tries to make peace with Lisa, and hopes Maggie can do the same. read more

Election Night, Part 1 Season 2, Episode 8

Part 1 of 2. Election-night coverage proceeds—in the wake of Leona's refusal to accept the resignations of three staff members—with Will in charge of morale. Meanwhile, Sloan is miffed when her book is auctioned off with a forged signature; Neal is tasked with fixing an inaccurate Web page; Jim mulls retracting a prediction; and a Senate race is too close to call. read more

Red Team III Season 2, Episode 7

The newsroom staff's depositions help Rebecca piece together the events that led to the decision to air Jerry's Operation Genoa bombshell, but the post-air revelations could ruin "News Night" and overshadow breaking news on another 9/11 anniversary. read more

One Step Too Many Season 2, Episode 6

Mac and Charlie hope that a retired Marine general will be a key witness in their quest to corroborate the Operation Genoa story. Meanwhile, Nina advises Will to make an appearance on a morning talk show to improve his image; and Jim has a reunion with Hallie when she's in town for a Romney rally. read more

News Night With Will McAvoy Season 2, Episode 5

Will gets distracted by a phone call and a Twitter post during a telecast; Charlie is visited by an old friend in naval intelligence with news about Operation Genoa; Sloan's emotions run the gamut from humiliation to rage following an act of revenge on social media. read more

Unintended Consequences Season 2, Episode 4

Maggie attempts to persuade Rebecca that her trip to Africa with Gary didn't have any lasting effects. Meanwhile, Will's lousy on-air interview with an Occupy Wall Street protester hinders Neal and Jerry's future access; and Jim helps Hallie land an important interview, but gets an earful from Mac in the process. read more

Willie Pete Season 2, Episode 3

A new Genoa witness emerges on Twitter; Will decides to tell Nina Howard the truth; Jim can't get any answers to his questions in New Hampshire. read more

The Genoa Tip Season 2, Episode 2

Neal gets arrested on Wall Street; Maggie lands a coveted assignment, but loses a friend; MacKenzie and Sloan push Will for more coverage of drones. read more

The First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers Season 2, Episode 1

It's September 2011 as the second season opens, but Will's remark on the air gets him KO'd from coverage of the 9/11 anniversary. Meanwhile, Jim volunteers to fill in for a reporter covering the Romney presidential campaign; Neal investigates the beginnings of Occupy Wall Street; and a lawyer for "News Night" questions the staff about a controversial story. read more

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Premiered: June 24, 2012, on HBO
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Premise: 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.

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