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The Newsroom: Election Night, Part 1

In the wake of Leona’s refusal to accept the resignations of three top ACN talents, “News Night” goes forward with its 2012 election night coverage, featuring Will in the unlikely role of director of morale. Sloan is perturbed that her book was auctioned off with a forged signature, while Mac tasks Neal to fix a faulty Wikipedia page. Mindful that Charlie wants a screw-up-free evening, Jim weighs the cons of retracting a call he made too soon. The team deliberates whether to hold off on a story that might affect a tight Senate race.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x8
Airdate: Sunday September 08th, 2013

Director: Jason Ensler
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Oct 21, 2013
DK (DR2) Apr 28, 2014

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Guest Stars
Adina Porter
As Kendra James
Chris Chalk
As Gary Cooper
Chris Messina (1)
As Reese Lansing
Constance Zimmer
As Taylor Warren
David Harbour
As Elliot Hirsch
Grace Gummer
As Hallie Shea
Lauren Tom
As Kathy Ling
Marcia Gay Harden
As Rebecca Halliday
Salli Richardson
As Jane Barrow

Co-Guest Stars
Charlie Weirauch
As Jake Watson
John F. Carpenter
As Herb Wilson
Margaret Judson
As Tess Westin
Riley Voelkel
As Jenna Johnson
Thomas Matthews
As Martin Stallworth
Trieu Tran
As Joey Phan
Wynn Everett
As Tamara Hart
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
Episode Notes
Mac includes Stephen Hawking in her list of people who "went to Cambridge". While this is technically true, as Hawking went to Cambridge for his post-graduate studies, he is a bad example in that he actually took his first degree at Oxford.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAaron Sorkin
Executive ProducerAaron Sorkin  |  Alan Poul  |  Scott Rudin
Co-Executive ProducerDenis Biggs
Co-ProducerChristine Larson-nitzsche  |  Lauren Lohman  |  Dauri Chase  |  Eli Bush
Associate ProducerSarah Rath
Production DesignerDennis Bradford
EditorHoward Leder
CastingNancy M. Perkins
Unit Production ManagerChristine Larson-nitzsche
First Assistant DirectorScott Schaeffer
Second Assistant DirectorMatt G. Sheets
MusicJohnny Klimek
Director of PhotographyTodd McMullen
Production SupervisorJulie Camino
Main Title ThemeThomas Newman
Warning: The Newsroom season 2 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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