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Monday, July 22, 2013

'The Newsroom' recap: ACN digs deeper into black ops story; Will regains his

(CNN) -- Aaron Sorkin's HBO show "The Newsroom" represents the reality of working in television news about as accurately as "The West Wing" captured working in politics -- which is to say, not at all. But both dramas did something more worthwhile: They more
CNN ( 7/22/2013 11:25:25 AM -08:00 )

'The Newsroom' recap: ACN digs deeper into black ops story; Will regains his
'The Newsroom'. Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) checks out hate websites targeting him on HBO's "The Newsroom." (Melissa Moseley / HBO / July 18, 2013). ACN staffers are drawn deeper into a story that could be their undoing in “The Genoa Tip,” Episode 12, more
Los Angeles Times ( 7/22/2013 7:41:56 AM -08:00 )

The News vs. The Newsroom
The News vs. The NewsroomThe Newsroom takes place roughly two years in the past, where the ACN News Night team strives to virtuously and judiciously report the news as it happens. By reenacting headline-making happenings, Aaron Sorkin's HBO series comments both on those more
The Atlantic ( 7/22/2013 6:25:28 AM -08:00 )

'The Newsroom' Recap: 'The Genoa Tip'
Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 2, Episode 2 of HBO's "The Newsroom," titled "The Genoa Tip." Things that are right with "The Genoa Tip": The Genoa tip itself. Even though we know it's all going to fall apart, the story of the supposed more
Huffington Post ( 7/22/2013 5:43:39 AM -08:00 )

'The Newsroom' Recap: The Easy Way
Sunday's episode of "The Newsroom" has the ACN staff grappling with the things that could make their lives "easy" – be it running a Twitter scroll across the screen to please marketers or passing on looking into the government's counterterrorism policies. more
U.S. News & World Report ( 7/22/2013 4:37:02 AM -08:00 )

The Man Behind 'Newsroom' Anchor Will McAvoy's Fake Tweets
The Man Behind His parody Twitter accounts of Aaron Sorkin characters have earned an anonymous copywriter thousands of fans. He tells Ben Jacobs about the intense research that goes into his tweets and how he feels about his sudden fame. Like · Tweet. Will McAvoy more
Daily Beast ( 7/22/2013 12:03:46 AM -08:00 )

'The Newsroom' Recap: Always on My Mind
If last week's episode of The Newsroom chronicled the impeding doom for Will and his team, this week's "The Genoa Tip" is the beginning of the end. All around the ACN office, staffers are self-sabotaging. Don's frustration surrounding Troy Davis' death more ( 7/21/2013 7:12:34 PM -08:00 )

'The Newsroom,' 'The Genoa Tip': TV Recap
The first episode of this season was fast-paced and interesting. This first half of this new episode dragged and the second half featured one too many speeches, (Lisa, Don, Charlie, Will, Mackenzie) although Will's mini breakdown at the police precinct was more
Wall Street Journal (blog) ( 7/21/2013 7:10:20 PM -08:00 )

Sunday TV Picks: 'The Newsroom' on HBO
TV picks for Sunday, July 21, 2013, include “The Newsroom” on HBO, “The Killing” on AMC and “Crossing Lines” on NBC. PREV of NEXT. Jeff Daniels stars in Aaron Sorkin's “The Newsroom” on HBO. Enlarge this photo. Melissa Moseley. Jeff Daniels stars in more
The Seattle Times ( 7/21/2013 4:31:38 AM -08:00 )

The Newsroom Recap: 'Flip And Fry Wall Street'
Episode two of The Newsroom's second season opens with the ominously uplifting voice of Mitt Romney, criticizing President Obama's jobs policy in August 2011. Jim is still having trouble getting on the Romney campaign bus in New Hampshire, but more
Mediaite ( 7/22/2013 12:07:23 PM -08:00 )

About Last Night: The Newsroom "The Genoa Tip"
For all of it's real news stories and perfect 20/20 hindsight reporting and positioning, The Newsroom never manages to be something other than preachy and condescending. However, it is able to use those tools and execute real cheesy schmaltzy scenes more
Screened ( 7/22/2013 11:15:08 AM -08:00 )

The Newsroom recap: "The Genoa Tip"
The Newsroom recap: "The Genoa Tip"Things are continually falling apart for Will McAvoy and his News Night team and that doesn't change this week. If anything, it gets worse. Last time on The Newsroom >>. First up, is Neal (Dev Patel)... because I love him and he'll always come first in my mind. more ( 7/22/2013 10:35:52 AM -08:00 )

Recap: 'The Newsroom' Season 2, Episode 2 'The Genoa Tip'
If last week's premiere was the small pebble, rolling down the mountain of the second season of "The Newsroom," you can start seeing the eventual massive snowball forming with the second episode. This new approach from Aaron Sorkin, with one large more
Indie Wire ( 7/22/2013 10:26:01 AM -08:00 )

The Newsroom The Complete First Season
With shows like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, and True Blood leading the charge, it's clear that HBO's hit shows can often have a hefty budget and rely heavily on visual effects and costumes and so on. One of their newer series, The Newsroom, is not more
Geeks of Doom ( 7/22/2013 10:01:30 AM -08:00 )

The Newsroom: The Genoa Tip: Episode 2 Season 2—TV Review
The Newsroom: The Genoa Tip: Episode 2 Season 2—TV ReviewThey say faith is something you can't see, hear, or touch and for the cronies on The Newsroom that's a good thing. After watching “The Genoa Tip” you'd have to have full confidence that the crew can pull things together. Our convictions aren't that strong, but more ( 7/22/2013 9:48:18 AM -08:00 )

The Newsroom Review - "The Genoa Tip" (Episode 2.2)
The Newsroom Review - "The Genoa Tip" (Episode 2.2)Revisiting the recent past, Aaron Sorkin has appointed himself ombudsman for both cable news and government with The Newsroom. Some have taken umbrage at that. But along with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert and bloggers and YouTube, we now more
Paste Magazine ( 7/22/2013 9:29:38 AM -08:00 )

'The Newsroom' Season 2 Rage-cap: “Genoa Tip”
Before this recap's fully under way, can we take a moment to appreciate how much better this season's title sequence is? No doe-eyed nostalgia, music that sounds less like a D-list take on Chariots of Fire and more like an actual theme song. I've never gone more
Flavorwire ( 7/22/2013 8:55:15 AM -08:00 )

On “The Newsroom,” ladies learn about voicemail, write “Sex and the City” blogs
On “The Newsroom,” ladies learn about voicemail, write “Sex and the City” blogsLast week, I tried my hardest to earnestly engage with “The Newsroom” on its own terms, to try to understand the ways in which the show, even while indulging beliefs and tics I find, respectively, obscene and repulsive, was doing well on its own terms. more
Salon ( 7/22/2013 8:27:49 AM -08:00 )

Aaron Sorkin tries to get his head around the internet, and almost succeeds
One of the persistent irritants of Aaron Sorkin's HBO cable-news drama "The Newsroom"—aside from the show's woman problem, and the fact that one always wonders whether Aaron Sorkin has actually watched cable news—has been its complete erasure of more
Capital New York ( 7/22/2013 8:20:14 AM -08:00 )

The Newsroom Season 2 Recap: Episode 2 - The Genoa Tip
Last week's episode of The Newsroom on HBO, we got an inside look as to what kind of drama Will McAvoy's comments caused. Reese was not allowed in the SOPA meeting, because of that Charlie decided to take Will of the 9-11 anniversary special that more
Gossip and Gab ( 7/22/2013 7:31:40 AM -08:00 )