The Newsroom

The Newsroom

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2013
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The Newsroom takes a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional ACN Network, focusing on the on and off camera lives of its acerbic anchor, a new executive producer, and their newsroom staff.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Home Box Office : Warner Home Video, [2013]
ISBN: 9781622242337
1622242335
Branch Call Number: DVD TV-SER New, 4 disc
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (725 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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calvoer
May 11, 2018

It's intelligent and fairly well done, but the characters all sounded like puppets reading the Washington Post. Where are the interesting characters and genuine human relationships?

LPL_LookPlayListen Mar 02, 2018

Engaging, funny and sobering look at how very little things have changed in the political sphere since the Bush years. Jeff Daniels is very good as a Republican newscaster who is a bit disturbed by the direction his party is moving in and who, with his exec producer played by Emily Mortimer, is pioneering a new news format: the truth. And who wouldn't love seeing Sam Waterston as their boss navigating that fine line between truth and ratings? Or Jane Fonda as the bitch owner of the station, more interested in money and political influence than honesty? If anything, the characters are a bit too noble but, in times like these, that's welcome.

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petercorell
Dec 30, 2017

It is amazing how little has changed or gotten even worse for those trying to give us the truth about politics in the last ten years. What has happened to us? We need to support a free press! "Newsroom" shows how difficult it is to give us the news with the pressures of advertisers, political candidates, political parties and special interest groups. It is no easy job!

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Lou2005
Apr 04, 2017

Just did a re-watch. Was amazed how even the Newsroom is set back ... um.... 2010. Its still very relevant.

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bitsysmom
May 14, 2016

One of the most interesting series that I've seen in a long time.

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JLMason
Apr 15, 2016

This series is written by Aaron Sorkin so it is intelligent and thought provoking. Yes, there is speechifying that is idealistic and over-the-top, but hey, it's Aaron Sorkin! However, his female characters are awful: over-emotional, unprofessional, and annoying (especially Mackenzie). The personal shouting matches that occur in the newsroom are ridiculous. So 5 stars for making us pine for higher ideals in TV news reporting, but minus 1.5 for the poorly written women and the public displays of histrionics. There is enough drama in reporting the news.

JCLJanineM Oct 06, 2015

I highly recommend this to fans of The West Wing series. Smart plotting and snappy dialogue.

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grammaE
Aug 26, 2015

I like Jeff Daniels, but the language was terrible in this. Also wanted to see Emily Mortimer but couldn't stand the foul language. Only watch one of the DVDs in the set.

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abernethy1989
Jan 04, 2015

Well written.
"thatcatdavid" couldn't possibly be David Hamilton Koch, could it?

jpdanzig Dec 15, 2014

I couldn't get beyond two episodes of this dopey, overwritten spectacle of TV twaddle. But then, I've been spoiled by the excellence of "The Good Wife."

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SEBoiko
Apr 29, 2014

Nothing I can do about being big and black at the same time!

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jimg2000
Feb 17, 2014

Sloan Sabbith : “The Greater Fool is … a patsy. For the rest of us to profit, we need a greater fool, someone who will buy long and sell short. Most people spend their lives trying not to be the greater fool; we toss in the hot potato, we dive for his seat when the music stops. The greater fool is someone with the perfect blend of self-delusion and ego to think that he can succeed where others have failed. This whole country was made by greater fools.”

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jimg2000
Feb 17, 2014

Will: And yeah, you, sorority girl. Just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there's some things you should know, and one of them is, there's absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we're the greatest country in the world. We're 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, 3rd in median household income, number 4 in labor force, and number 4 in exports

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jimg2000
Feb 17, 2014

We lead the world in only 3 categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending, where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined. 25 of whom are allies. Now, none of this is the fault of a 20 year old college student. But you, nonetheless, are without a doubt a member of the worst. generation. ever. So when you ask, "what makes us the greatest country in the world?" I dunno know what the fuck you're talking about. Yosemite? [Pause] We sure used to be. We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reasons. We passed laws, struck down laws for moral reasons. We waged wars on poverty, not poor people. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors

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jimg2000
Feb 17, 2014

We put our money where our mouths were. And we never beat our chest. We built great big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases, and we cultivated the world's greatest artists and the world's greatest economy. We reached for the stars, acted like men. We aspired to intelligence, we didn't belittle it, it didn't make us feel inferior. We didn't identify ourselves by who we voted for in our last election. And we didn't... we didn't scare so easy. We were able to be all these things, and to do all these things, because we were informed. By great men, men who were revered. First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore. [Pause] Enough?

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