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The Newsroom 08: The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn
Summary: News Night's refusal to lead with a pair of sensational stories causes ratings to plummet--and forces Will and Mac to abandon their principles in order to lure back viewers and shore up the network's bid to land a Republican debate. Will auditions an unlikely scribe, Brian Brenner, to write an all-access profile; Sloan chafes over her lack of air time to report on a critical financial crisis; Charlie learns the identity of an NSA whistleblower; Neal pitches an internet sting. (TVMA) (AC,AL)
PRODUCER : Aaron Sorkin,Scott Rudin,Alan Poul
CAST : Jeff Daniels,Emily Mortimer,Sam Waterston,John Gallagher Jr.,Alison Pill,Thomas Sadoski,Olivia Munn,Dev Patel,Margaret Judson,Adina Porter,Chris Chalk,Wynn Everett,Thomas Matthews,David Harbour
WRITER : Aaron Sorkin
DIRECTOR : Lesli Linka Glatter
Genre : Drama