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The Newsroom: Bullies

Sloan serves as substitute host for Elliot during the nuclear fiasco at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant. Unfortunately, she needlessly slams a company rep with harsh questions, even going as far as bringing up statements that were said to her off the record. Charlie is absolutely furious. Meanwhile, Will's sleepless nights lead him back to therapy. He also receives negative feedback about his hostile treatment of a guest.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x6
Airdate: Sunday July 29th, 2012

Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Aug 14, 2012


Guest Stars
Adina PorterAdina Porter
As Kendra James
Chris ChalkChris Chalk
As Gary Cooper
David KrumholtzDavid Krumholtz
As Dr. Jack Habib
Terry CrewsTerry Crews
As Lonny Church
Damon GuptonDamon Gupton
As Sutton Wall
Eve GordonEve Gordon
As Phylis Greer
Saemi NakamuraSaemi Nakamura
As Translator
Yuki MatsuzakiYuki Matsuzaki
As Daisuke Tanaka

Co-Guest Stars
Charlie WeirauchCharlie Weirauch
As Jake Watson
John F. CarpenterJohn F. Carpenter
As Herb Wilson
Margaret JudsonMargaret Judson
As Tess Westin
Thomas MatthewsThomas Matthews
As Martin Stallworth
Trieu TranTrieu Tran
As Joey Phan
Wynn EverettWynn Everett
As Tamara Hart
Ami HarunaAmi Haruna
As Japanese Anchor
Main Cast
Jeff DanielsJeff Daniels
As Will McAvoy
Emily MortimerEmily Mortimer
As Mackenzie MacHale
John Gallagher, Jr.John Gallagher, Jr.
As Jim Harper
Alison PillAlison Pill
As Maggie Jordan
Thomas SadoskiThomas Sadoski
As Don Keefer
Dev PatelDev Patel
As Neal Sampat
Olivia MunnOlivia Munn
As Sloan Sabbith
Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
As Charlie Skinner


The episode begins with Will fumbling a number of times, while reading the news. Mackenzie later makes him take an eye exam, as a result of that. Turns out, his eyesight is fine. Will then tells her that he did not get much sleep last night. He further elaborates that, he has been recently battling insomnia. He then tells her that he is consulting a doctor, for his issue. He then admits to her that, he last saw the doctor 4 years ago, but has still been paying him for the last 4 years. Later, Will pays Dr. Habib a visit. At the doctor’s office he finds out that, Dr. Habib died 2 years ago, and now his son Dr. Jake Habib has taken over the practice. Jake tells Will “you have been paying me for 2 years” and asks him to come in. ..

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Episode Notes
U.S. viewers: 1.74 million

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAaron Sorkin
Executive ProducerAlan Poul  |  Scott Rudin  |  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
CastingNancy M. Perkins  |  Francine Maisler
Unit Production ManagerChristine Larson-nitzsche  |  Jeffery T. Bernstein
First Assistant DirectorKenneth Roth (1)
Second Assistant DirectorZach Hunt
MusicAlex Wurman
Director of PhotographyTodd McMullen
Production SupervisorJulie Camino
Main Title ThemeThomas Newman
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