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The Newsroom: The Greater Fool

Will is hospitalized due to a stomach ulcer, and learns about an important voter ID story while in recovery. This becomes the focal point of 'News Night' upon his return to the desk. Elsewhere, Charlie informs Solomon that he can't go public with his information about the NSA, due to Hancock's questionable past, Sloan considers a job offer, and Neal tries to prevent a catastrophe. Finally, everything comes to a head during a contentious meeting between Will, Mac, Charlie and ACN executives.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x10
Airdate: Sunday August 26th, 2012

Director: Greg Mottola
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Sep 11, 2012

  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (10 Votes cast)

Trailer


 
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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
Hope Davis
As Nina Howard
Recurring
Jane Fonda
As Leona Lansing
Recurring
Kelen Coleman
As Lisa Lambert
Recurring
Stephen McKinley Henderson
As Solomon Hancock
Recurring
Terry Crews
As Lonny Church
Recurring
Angela Sargeant
As Nurse Cooper
Kenneth Choi
As Dr. Lee

Co-Guest Stars
Charlie Weirauch
As Jake Watson
Recurring
John F. Carpenter
As Herb Wilson
Recurring
Margaret Judson
As Tess Westin
Recurring
Riley Voelkel
As Jenna Johnson
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
Josh Rachford
As Mailroom Kid
Leigh Dana Jackson
As Tour Guide
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 on August 8th 2011, with Will presenting his show. He tells his audience how Standard and Poor has downgraded the US credit rating. He goes on to sight the various examples of how dismally the economy is performing world over. He then specifies that the economic downturn isn’t his big story, his top story of the night is instead about a woman named Dorothy Cooper. The scene then flashes back to eight days earlier. Mac comes searching for him at his house, but doesn’t find him there. Mac and Lonny eventually find Will lying senseless on the bathroom floor, it also turns out he is bleeding. ..

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Episode Notes
U.S. viewers: 2.30 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 DesignerJeff Schoen
EditorHoward Leder
CastingFrancine Maisler  |  Nancy M. Perkins
Unit Production ManagerJeffery T. Bernstein  |  Christine Larson-nitzsche
First Assistant DirectorKenneth Roth (1)
Second Assistant DirectorZach Hunt
MusicAlex Wurman
Director of PhotographyTodd McMullen
Production SupervisorJulie Camino
Main Title ThemeThomas Newman
 
Warning: The Newsroom season 1 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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