Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Newsroom, News Night 2.0, Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher, Jr. Alison Pill Thomas, Sadoski Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, Sam Waterston

The Newsroom, News Night 2.0

"Genre: Drama
Created by Aaron Sorkin Starring:
Jeff Daniels Emily Mortimer John Gallagher, Jr.Alison Pill Thomas Sadoski Dev Patel Olivia Munn Sam WaterstonTheme music composer Thomas Newman Composer(s) Alex Wurman Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)

Aaron Sorkin
Scott RudinAlan Poul Cinematography Todd McMullen Camera setup Single-camera Running time

60 minutes
75 minutes (pilot)
Original channel HBOOriginal run June 24, 2012 – present" by (

Official Website:


Sloan Sabbith

Sloan Sabbith is the Senior Financial Reporter for News Night.

Status: Alive
Birthplace: United States of America
Nationality: American
Education: Duke University (PhD)
Affiliation: News Night
Profession: Senior Financial Reporter, Adjunct Professor (Columbia University)

Played by: Olivia Munn
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 9 appearances
First episode: Video Footage:
"We Just Decided To"
"News Night 2.0"
Last episode: "The Greater Fool"

Contents [show]
1 Biography
1.1 News Night
1.1.1 April 2010
1.1.2 November 2010
1.1.3 January 2011
1.1.4 February 2011
1.1.5 May 2011
2 Behind the scenes
2.1 Appearances

"Sloan is recruited for News Night by Executive Producer MacKenzie "Mac" McHale. She offers Sloan a five minute segment each night to talk about economic issues. Sloan suggests that there are more qualified people that she could recommend but Mac insists that she is the perfect combination of intelligence and good looks, the latter of which will hold viewer attention. Mac also tells Sloan that she would like to be friends because she does not have any in the city. Sloan sympathizes about Mac's break up with anchor Will McAvoy, mistakenly believing that Will cheated on Mac. Mac tries to correct her but is tongue-tied because Will asked her not to discuss the circumstances with their colleagues. Mac later accidentally sends a private e-mail, concerning her break-up with Will and the fact that she cheated on him, to the whole staff. ("News Night 2.0")
November 2010Edit

Sloan is an analyst for a live broadcast in November 2010 on the day of the 112th Congressional elections" (For more:

Olivia Munn

"Lisa Olivia Munn is an American actress, comedian, model, television personality and author. She began her career being credited as Lisa Munn. Since 2006, she has been using the name Olivia Munn personally and professionally."Wikipedia

Born: July 3, 1980 (age 32), Oklahoma City
Height: 1.63 m
Parents: Sam Munn, Kim Munn
Education: Putnam City North High School,University of Oklahoma


MacKenzie McHale

Name: MacKenzie McHale
Status: Alive
Date of birth: pre April 1980
Birthplace: United States of America
Nationality: American
Residence(s): New York City, NY
Alias(es): Mac; Kenzie
Affiliation: News Night; Atlantic Cable News
Profession: Executive Producer
Marital status: Single
Significant other(s): Will McAvoy (ex-boyfriend)Brian Brenner (ex-boyfriend) Wade Campbell(ex-boyfriend)

Played by: Emily Mortimer

"MacKenzie McHale, commonly known as "Mac", is the executive producer of News Night, and is responsible for what is know as 'News Night 2.0'."
"MacKenzie McHale was born to British parents during their time in the United States, in which her father was the British ambassador in America after being appointed by Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, hence MacKenzie's American nationality." more


Emily Mortimer

 Emily Mortimer

Emily Kathleen A. Mortimer is an English actress. She began performing on stage, and has since appeared in several film and television roles, including 30 Rock, Scream 3, Match Point, Lars and the Real ... Wikipedia

Born: December 1, 1971 (age 40), Finsbury Park, London
Height: 1.73 m
Spouse: Alessandro Nivola (m. 2003)
Children: Samuel John Nivola, May Rose Nivola
Parents: John Mortimer, Penelope Gollop


Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels, born February 19, 1955 in Athens, Georgia, USA, is an actor. He plays Will McAvoy in the HBO seriesThe Newsroom. He stars in the first season and debuts in the pilot episode "We Just Decided To". He is known for his roles in the films Dumb & Dumber, The Squid & the Whale, Fly Away Home, and Good Night, and Good Luck.

Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels is an American actor, musician and playwright. He founded a non-profit theatre company, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in his home state of Michigan. Wikipedia

Born: February 19, 1955 (age 57), Athens
Height: 1.91 m
Spouse: Kathleen Rosemary Treado (m. 1979)
Parents: Robert Lee Daniels
Children: Nellie Daniels, Lucas Daniels,Benjamin Daniels

2009 The Answer Man Arlen Faber (Watch! You like)


Will McAvoy

"First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.
—Will McAvoy
William Duncan McAvoy is the lead anchor on News Night. He became popular by "not bothering anyone" with his news coverage and has been called the Jay Leno of news anchors.
Before he was an anchor, he was a prosecutor and managed a 94% conviction rate. This was a main reason that Charlie hired him to become an anchor for News Night.
In 2010, during a political panel at Northwestern University, he received a great deal of attention after declaring that America was no longer the greatest country in the world, embarking on a profane rant with data to back it up in response to a question from a college sophomore.
He took a two-week break to avoid publicity for his words and returned to work, only to eventually notice that his staff was missing. He discovered that Don Keefer and Elliot Hirsch had convinced the staff to join them in their new show at 10 o'clock.
Will had it out with Don and Elliot, and then was told by Charlie that he'd hired a new executive producer without Will's approval. Will protested the choice of MacKenzie McHale and went to his agent to find out why he didn't have contractual approval for his EP." 
"The person behind @WillMcAvoyACN isn’t Jeff Daniels, Aaron Sorkin, or anyone from HBO; it’s a 28-year-old who started the account as a creative writing exercise.
I learned this after sending @WillMcAvoyACN a Direct Message and asking for a phone interview. He agreed to one, but wished to remain anonymous out of “dramatic necessity.” It’s an ironic request, given that McAvoy isn’t one to rely on anonymous sources and has described how much he dislikes online commenters who hide behind anonymity.
“Part of the illusion of the account would be ruined if my actual name and identity were revealed,” said McAvoy, as we’ll call him. “It stops being ‘some guy tweeting as Will McAvoy’ and it just is me tweeting, which takes away some of the charm of the account.”" more


 (The Newsroom: 1:10 The Greater Fool) 

‎"- ideological purity
- compromise as weakness
- a fundamentalist belief in scriptural literalism
- denying science
- unmoved by facts
- undeterred by new information
- a hostile fear of progress
- a demonization of education
- a need to control women's bodies
- severe xenophobia
- tribal mentality
- Intolerance of dissent
- a pathological hatred of the U.S. government
They can call themselves the Tea Party/Conservatives/Republican­s ... But we should call them what they are. The American Taliban." (The Newsroom: 1:10 The Greater Fool) (



News Night 2.0

When Will arrived at work, MacKenzie informed him that she was holding a meeting with the staff regarding the new plan for News Night, which she called News Night 2.0.

Will and MacKenzie entered a briefing room where they began the meeting with the staff. MacKenzie began presenting her plan on a whiteboard. ("News Night 2.0")

Camelot (You need to know this)
"It lends its name to the 1960 musical Camelot by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, which is based on T. H. White's literary version of the legend, The Once and Future King. The musical was adapted into a 1967 film of the same name, which starred Richard Harris as Arthur, and which featured the Castle of Coca, Segovia as a fittingly opulent Camelot."

"Music Frederick LoeweLyrics Alan Jay LernerBook Alan Jay Lerner
Basis The Once and Future King by
T. H. WhiteProductions 1960 Broadway1963 U.S. tour
1964 West End1967 Film version1980 Broadway revival1981 Broadway revival
1982 Live HBO telecast
1982 Philippines
1993 Broadway revival
2007 U.S. tour
2008 NY Philharmonic Concert"


"After Camelot's run, Goulet appeared on The Danny Thomas Show and The Ed Sullivan Show, which made him a household name among American audiences.

It was also publicized, just after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (a classmate of Lerner at Harvard),[12] that the show's original cast recording had been favorite bedtime listening in the White House, and that Kennedy's favorite lines were in the final number (in which Arthur knights a young boy and tells him to pass on the story of Camelot to future generations):

Don't let it be forgot
That once there was a spot,

For one brief, shining moment
That was known as Camelot.

Since then, Camelot has been associated with the Kennedy Administration.[10][14]

The obstacles encountered in producing Camelot were hard on the creative partnership of Lerner and Loewe, and the show turned out to be one of their last collaborations (although they did work together to adapt their 1958 movie "Gigi" to the stage in 1973, and collaborated again the following year on the movie musical "The Little Prince"). Camelot was Hart's last Broadway show. He died of a heart attack in Palm Springs, California on December 20, 1961.[15]"


Hey Dulcinea!

Hey Dulcinea!

Who don't know: ( : "Dulcinea
del Toboso" (real name Aldonza Lorenzo) is a fictional character who is referred to (but does not appear) in Miguel de Cervantes' novel Don Quixote. )

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