August 23, 2013 |
When "The Newsroom" premiered on HBO in June 2012, its opening credits, in which black and white images of Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow and David Brinkley floated across the screen to soaring theme music, signaled the high-minded ambitions of its creator, Aaron Sorkin. And if the nostalgic montage wasn't already a dead giveaway, the events of the pilot drove home Sorkin's purpose: After going on an inflammatory tirade about the dumbing-down of America, anchorman Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels)
June 27, 2012 |
"The fact that everyone is talking about it, for whatever reason: challenged by it; disturbed by it; annoyed by it; loving it; can't wait to see the next one -- all of the above, we absolutely love it. " Jeff Daniels is speaking of the new HBO drama "The Newsroom," in which he stars as insufferable newscaster Will McAvoy, and he wants you to know he's undaunted by the commotion the Aaron Sorkin series has stirred up since its premiere last...
February 18, 2011 |
KCBS-TV Channel 2 reporter Serene Branson smiled uneasily. She was back in the newsroom Thursday for the first time since becoming an instant ? and reluctant ? media sensation after she had infamously garbled her words during a live report at the Grammy Awards. But the 31-year-old journalist wasn't going back to work just yet. Instead she was back to be interviewed by her anchor, Pat Harvey, and to finally view the 17-second clip that triggered ridicule, concern and speculation that she'd suffered an on-air stroke or worse.
May 2, 2013 |
HBO's "The Newsroom" and NBC's "Parenthood" are among the productions being honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as programs that have "used the power of television to create social change" and exemplify "television with a conscience. " The sixth annual Television Academy Honors will be presented May 9 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The ceremony will be hosted by Dana Delaney ("Body of Proof"). Other honorees include: --"Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Smile as Big as the Moon" --"DL Hughley: The Endangered List" --"Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" --"Hunger Hits Home" --"Nick News with Linda Ellerbee" --"One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Loss, Fear & Betrayal" ALSO: Oprah lands Jason Collins interview 'Rectify' to get second season on Sundance 'Ellen,' 'The Young and the Restless' lead daytime Emmy nominations
September 12, 2012 |
Alison Pill, a star of HBO's "The Newsroom" whose character Maggie is prone to crashing into all sorts of inanimate objects, crashed into a technological brick wall in real life Wednesday as she mistakenly tweeted out a topless picture of herself. "Yep. That picture happened," Pill wrote in the aftermath. "Ugh. My tech issues have now reached new heights, apparently. How a deletion turned into a tweet... Apologies. " Call us crazy: We're thinking that most of the world would prefer an apology for the fact that she promptly took the picture down - and the folks replying to her tweet seemed to agree.
July 15, 2013 |
Maybe the legacy media aren't dead after all: Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" posted a small gain in its Season 2 premiere Sunday. An average of 2.2 million total viewers tuned in to the 10 p.m. broadcast, according to Nielsen. That's a relatively modest 4% gain compared with last year's premiere, but at least the numbers are headed in a positive direction. That's good news for HBO, given that Sorkin's series about a fictional cable news network was considered something of a disappointment last season.