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An anonymous source tells Charlie that a huge story of national significance is about to break. When the President announces a televised speech for later that night, the 'News Night' staff is force to her their one year anniversary party short. The team rushes back to the office, with speculation running rampant. The death of Osama bin Laden is soon confirmed, but Will may be too stoned to file a live report.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Airdate: Sunday August 05th, 2012

Director: Joshua Marston
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Aug 21, 2012

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (8 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Adina Porter
As Kendra James
Chris Chalk
As Gary Cooper
David Harbour
As Elliot Hirsch
Kelen Coleman
As Lisa Lambert
Natalie Morales (2)
As Kaylee
Salli Richardson
As Jane Barrow
Stephen McKinley Henderson
voiced Solomon Hancock
Terry Crews
As Lonny Church
Christina Kirk
As Flight Attendant

Co-Guest Stars
Charlie Weirauch
As Jake Watson
John F. Carpenter
As Herb Wilson
Margaret Judson
As Tess Westin
Thomas Matthews
As Martin Stallworth
Trieu Tran
As Joey Phan
Wynn Everett
As Tamara Hart
Aston Moio
As Lester
Bruno Amato
As Police Officer #3
Chase Kim
As Passenger #2
Jaime Fauth
As Passenger #5
Jeff Corbett
As Captain
Jordana Capra
As Passenger #4
Kahlil Garcia
As Police Officer #2
Mark Scheibmeir
As Jeffrey Miller
Reatha Grey
As Passenger #3
Ron Ostrow
As Passenger #1
Sergio Enrique
As Police Officer #1
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


The episode begins and Charlie is out on the terrace at Will's apartment getting a call from an anonymous source; he wants to be a "Deep Throat" for him. Inside Will's throwing the one year and one week anniversary party for the reboot of “News Night". The kids are playing drinking games. Will is singing Jonathan Edwards tunes with Jim. Lonny is playing chess. Will is justifying his need for medical marijuana, which is in the cookies he was handed by Neal and his girlfriend. They warn him to be careful. Charlie meanwhile, waits for the email that his source told him was coming. Later Jim is shown looking at his computer and Maggie comes in to chat. ..

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Episode Notes
U.S. viewers: 1.76 million

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAaron Sorkin
Executive ProducerAlan Poul  |  Scott Rudin  |  Aaron Sorkin
Co-Executive ProducerPaul Redford  |  Denis Biggs  |  Greg Mottola
Co-ProducerDauri Chase  |  Eli Bush  |  Lauren Lohman  |  Christine Larson-nitzsche
Associate ProducerSarah Rath
Production DesignerRichard Hoover
EditorHoward Leder
CastingNancy M. Perkins  |  Francine Maisler
Unit Production ManagerChristine Larson-nitzsche
First Assistant DirectorMark Tobey
Second Assistant DirectorZach Hunt
MusicAlex Wurman
Director of PhotographyTodd McMullen
Production SupervisorJulie Camino
Main Title ThemeThomas Newman
Warning: The Newsroom season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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