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'The Newsroom': Live chat with Jane Fonda today

August 13, 2013|By Yvonne Villarreal

Join veteran actress Jane Fonda, who racked up an Emmy nomination for her recurring role as tough-as-nails Leona Lansing on HBO's "The Newsroom," for a live video chat today at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time.

The two-time Oscar-winner made her debut on the polarizing drama in the first season's third episode -- mostly being seen, not heard (she didn't say a word for nearly 50 minutes!). Since then, the actress has established her character, the owner of the fictional network parent company Atlantic World Media, as a staunch Republican (!) who finds herself constantly having to police the news team staff -- particularly Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) -- when ratings wilt and right-wing funders' feathers are ruffled.  

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We'll ask Fonda about the art of a low-profile entrance, her inside knowledge of the inner workings of a newsroom (remember she was wife to Ted Turner for 10 years), what she really thinks of Leona Lansing -- and maybe we'll get her to talk about "The Butler," too.

But don't let us monopolize the time. If there's a question you would like to pose to Jane Fonda, please do! Just RSVP above and drop in your questions -- and don't forget to join us at the appointed time!

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