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The Newsroom: The 112th Congress

Will apologies to viewers for the lack of integrity in previous 'News Night' reporting, and promises that things will change from now on. In addition to this, Will's criticisms of the Tea Party movement earn him a scolding from ACN executives. Meanwhile, Jim helps Maggie through a panic attack, Don challenges Elliot's intelligence, and Will flaunts his romantic life in front of Mac.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x3
Airdate: Sunday July 08th, 2012


Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Jul 24, 2012

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (16 Votes cast)

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Guest Stars
Adina Porter
As Kendra James
Recurring
Chris Chalk
As Gary Cooper
Recurring
Chris Messina (1)
As Reese Lansing
Recurring
David Harbour
As Elliot Hirsch
Recurring
Jane Fonda
As Leona Lansing
Recurring
Jon Tenney
As Wade Campbell
Recurring
Deborah Strang
As Gloria Hansen
J.D. Cullum
As Frank Guidry
John Walcutt
As Greg Towne
Matt Long
As Brad
Philip Baker Hall
As Bryce Delaney

Co-Guest Stars
Charlie Weirauch
As Jake Watson
Recurring
Chasty Ballesteros
As Tea
Recurring
Chuma Gault
As Assistant Director
Recurring
John F. Carpenter
As Herb Wilson
Recurring
Margaret Judson
As Tess Westin
Recurring
Sarah Scott Davis
As Terry Smith
Recurring
Thomas Matthews
As Martin Stallworth
Recurring
Trieu Tran
As Joey Phan
Recurring
Wynn Everett
As Tamara Hart
Recurring
Briana Cuoco
As Neal's Girl
Corey Sorenson
As Mike Lyndall
Everette Wallin
As Ted Wexler
Laura Stone
As Danielle
Mia Barron
As Sheryl Bell
Tehmina Sunny
As Darshana Yadav
Tristin Mays
As Karaoke Girl
Troy Blendell
As Kyle Lohman
Main Cast
Jeff Daniels
As Will McAvoy
Emily Mortimer
As Mackenzie MacHale
John Gallagher, Jr.
As Jim Harper
Alison Pill
As Maggie Jordan
Thomas Sadoski
As Don Keefer
Dev Patel
As Neal Sampat
Olivia Munn
As Sloan Sabbith
Sam Waterston
As Charlie Skinner

Recap

The episode begins with the hearing of the 112th Congress in which Richard Clark the counter terrorist chief for George W Bush’s counter terrorism team apologizes for 911, being telecast on ACN, and on Will’s news segment. Will, then apologizes to the American public just like Clark, for not educating them in the electoral process, and also not reporting the many political blunders that took place in America. He then tells the people that, he had decided to present honest news, and not compromise on it for his sponsors. He then tells people that he has decided to go ahead with the simple truth, as it’s important to the democracy and its electorates. He also says that he will be the champion of facts, and the enemy of innuendo and speculation. ..

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Episode Notes
U.S. viewers: 2.21 million



Other Episode Crew

CreatorAaron Sorkin
Executive ProducerScott Rudin  |  Alan Poul  |  Aaron Sorkin
Co-Executive ProducerDenis Biggs  |  Paul Redford  |  Greg Mottola
Co-ProducerChristine Larson-nitzsche  |  Dauri Chase  |  Eli Bush  |  Lauren Lohman
Associate ProducerSarah Rath
Production DesignerRichard Hoover
EditorRon Rosen
CastingFrancine Maisler  |  Nancy M. Perkins
Unit Production ManagerChristine Larson-nitzsche
First Assistant DirectorMark Tobey
Second Assistant DirectorMike Crotty
MusicAlex Wurman
Director of PhotographyTodd McMullen
Production SupervisorJulie Camino
Main Title ThemeThomas Newman
 
Warning: The Newsroom season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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