WTF Happened to TV News?

October 7, 2014 8:55 PM

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If you've never seen Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom on HBO, you need to. If you don't have HBO, get it and binge watch the first two seasons and then wait patiently for season three coming this fall. I'm not generally a weepy guy, but I found myself getting choked up during nearly every episode. Not because it's a particularly emotional or sappy show or that I'm a particularly emotional or sappy guy. Both the show and I have our moments, but what gets me about the show is that it's "The News" the way a guy my age remembers it, wishes it still were and thinks it still should be -- honest, accurate, compelling and dripping with integrity.

The Newsroom is a series, set behind the scenes at ACN (Atlantis Cable News) and stars Jeff Daniels as the news anchor, Will McAvoy. Sam Waterson plays the head of ACN, Charlie Skinner and Jane Fonda plays Leona Lansing, CEO of Atlantis World Media (AWM), the parent company of ACN. The show is about...

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