The Newsroom is an American drama television series created and primarily written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012. The series chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. It features an ensemble cast including Jeff Daniels as anchor Will McAvoy, who, together with his staff set out to put on a news show "in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements." Other cast members include Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston.
|8/26/2012||The Greater Fool|
Sloan ponders a job offer while Neal's Internet alias could avert a calamity upon Will. Everything, however, is overshadowed by a showdown long in the making. It finally explodes as Will, Mac and Charlie confront Leona and Reese during a volatile lunch meeting. But Mac is still in the crosshairs of TMI gossip columnist Nina Howard as she tries to destroy Will's career and life by printing a bogus story.
An anonymous source gives details on an imminent story of national importance. When the President calls a televised speech that night, the 2.0 staff cuts short its 1-year anniversary party and rushes back to the newsroom.
Sloan harshly questions a Tokyo power-company representative during the Japanese earthquake nuclear crisis; Will learns a lesson about bullying after his rude behavior in an interview.
Neal finds someone who can provide updates from Cairo as the staff strive to give equal attention to uprisings there and in Wisconson.