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    Free to Watch The Newsroom Season 1 Episode 5 Amen

    Post  kikkoman on Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:46 am

    News of unrest in Wisconsin in February 2011 in response to the governor's call for budget cuts bubbles up during coverage of the ousting of President Mubarak in Egypt, and Neal finds someone who can provide updates from Cairo as the staff strive to give equal attention to both uprisings.

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    Previously on The Newsroom Season 1 Episode 4 "I'll Try To Fix You", Will becomes tabloid fodder after a confrontation with a gossip columnist on New Year's Eve, which threatens to undermine his credibility on a current news investigation. Meanwhile, Don urges Maggie to set Jim up on a date with her roommate; Mac's boyfriend pitches a story about the government's inability to prosecute financial crimes; and Neal tries out his Bigfoot theory on anyone who will listen.

    On this week's Episode title "Amen", News of unrest in Wisconsin in February 2011 in response to the governor's call for budget cuts bubbles up during coverage of the ousting of President Mubarak in Egypt, and Neal finds someone who can provide updates from Cairo as the staff strive to give equal attention to both uprisings.

    From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball, comes "The Newsroom", a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston), the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.

    "The Newsroom" fits neatly into his TV oeuvre, revolving around "News Night," a fictional cable news show helmed by Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), an anchor who once dreamed of being a real journalist like Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite before the nattering nabobs of numbers-crunching, the gossipification of news and his own fear of rejection apparently turned him into a media milquetoast.

    But behind that placid exterior lurks a true Sorkinian hero, another Great White Hope rising to talk, Talk, TALK some sense into the American public. It begins almost instantly when McAvoy, trapped onstage at a journalism school panel between two nitwits of each party, suddenly goes ballistic, answering the question "What makes America the greatest country in the world?" with the scathing announcement that it's not, and here's why.

    And we're off, into a statistic-studded, fury-fueled and occasionally amusing diatribe that could just as easily have come from the mouth of Martin Sheen or Bradley Whitford on "The West Wing."

    Indeed, "The Newsroom" is, essentially, "The West Wing" by way of "Broadcast News." It's not necessarily a bad idea, although clearing one extremely high bar is difficult enough, never mind two. For the first hour, the show seems promising, especially for Sorkin fans. After that, things go into a baffling free-fall in which plot exists almost solely to support the political and cultural points Sorkin wants to make, often in non sequitur monologues.

    After his meltdown sends him into corporate-imposed hiatus, McAvoy returns to discover that news division head Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston, delivering the show's most interesting performance, as usual) has brought in a new producer for "News Night," the indomitable MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer), who just happens to be Will's ex. Aside from the inevitable tension (he's angry and wounded, she's wary and apologetic), MacKenzie is there to remind Will that there once was a fleeting wisp of glory known as ... well, she uses "Don Quixote," rather than Camelot as a reference point -- the couple's quixotic journey is to produce a news program that delivers sobering truths and big ratings.

    Now, it's hard to argue against the observation that, in the face of obstacles both economic and cultural, media outlets have squandered opportunities to disperse vital information in favor of pandering. Nor would many take issue with "The Newsroom's" second great insight -- that the political and social divisions between left and right have been exploited by certain forces, many of them television personalities, to create an endless cycle of predictable arguments that are both absurd and extremely dangerous.

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