'The Newsroom' 1.02 Preview: Guests Bail Out on 'News Night' Appearance


'The Newsroom' 1.02 Preview: Guests Bail Out on 'News Night' Appearance


Will's attempt to keep secret of his separation from Mackenzie turns to no avail, while a financial analyst is recruited for a nightly segment.

There's an emergency situation in "The Newsroom" when its second episode airs Sunday, July 1 at 10 P.M. ET on HBO. The "News Night" team's effort to relaunch the program with a new format is in threat of being ruined when people from the government's office bail out of their scheduled appearance.

As Will and Mackenzie can't agree over who should fill a segment, the news anchor loses his patient and shows his anger in front of camera. Asserting control over the new incarnation of "News Night", Mackenzie enlists a beautiful and brainy on-air economist, Sloan Sabbith, to do a nightly segment.

Meanwhile, Jim takes the fall for a Maggie miscue, and everybody is fearing a potential firing. Charlie forbids Reese from continuing his furtive meetings with Will, and a long-festering secret about Will and Mac's split gets out.

In another news, John Gallagher Jr. has said that he and Jeff Daniels will sing in an upcoming episode. "Aaron [Sorkin] found out that Jeff is also a singer/songwriter and he puts out his own records and then he found out that I play guitar and sing," the Jim depicter revealed what prompted the idea.

"So, one day, he said, 'Oh, there's going to be an episode when you and Jeff are jamming.' I thought he was kidding, but two weeks later I found out that he wasn't kidding and that he had worked it into the script."



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    Rbalabama
    Jun 25, 2012

    The critics are wrong - Sorkin has done it again. The show was exciting, vibrant and topical. There is an audience for issues. We can only hope this doesn't go the way of Studio 60 where half way through the season they rewrite everything trying to build a following before they get cancelled. Stick to the topics and give it a chance. there are things that need to be said and this was a good start.

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