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First Details: The Newsroom August Episodes

By on July 29, 2013

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Fresh from HBO comes first details on The Newsroom’s August episodes.

Read more about Maggie’s nightmare trip to Africa with Gary, the Genoa controversy and Neal’s coverage of Occupy Wall Street below.

Episode #14: “Unintended Consequences”

Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 4 (midnight), 6 (11:00 p.m.), 7 (9:00 p.m.), 8 (8:00 p.m.), 9 (11:00 p.m.) and 10 (10:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 5 (10:00 p.m.), 6 (9:00 p.m.), 7 (11:00 p.m.) and 10 (3:30 p.m.)
Maggie (Alison Pill) tries to convince Rebecca (Marcia Gay Harden) that she’s fine following her shattering trip to Africa with Gary (Chris Chalk). An Occupy Wall Street protester with a Black Op lead refuses to cooperate with Neal (Dev Patel) and Jerry (Hamish Linklater) after an on-air interview with Will (Jeff Daniels) goes poorly. Jim (John Gallagher, Jr.) lands Hallie (Grace Gummer) a one-on-one, but gets heat from Mac (Emily Mortimer) as a result.
Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Carl Franklin.


Episode #15: “News Night with Will McAvoy”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 11 (midnight), 13 (11:00 p.m.), 14 (9:00 p.m.), 15 (8:00 p.m.), 16 (11:00 p.m.) and 17 (1:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 12 (10:00 p.m.), 13 (9:00 p.m.), 14 (11:00 p.m.) and 17 (2:50 p.m.)
Will is distracted during his telecast by a phone call and an unflattering Twitter post. Charlie (Sam Waterson) gets a visit from a longtime friend at the Office of Naval Intelligence, who has knowledge of Operation Genoa. Sloan (Olivia Munn) phases from humiliation to rage following a revenge posting. The newsroom traverses the slippery slope separating fact from fiction.
Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Alan Poul.


Episode #16: “One Step Too Many”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 18 (midnight), 20 (11:00 p.m.), 21 (9:00 p.m.), 22 (8:00 p.m.), 23 (11:00 p.m.) and 24 (10:15 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 19 (10:00 p.m.), 20 (9:00 p.m.), 21 (11:00 p.m.) and 24 (3:15 p.m.)
Mac and Charlie score a key witness, a retired Marine general, in their attempt to corroborate Jerry’s Operation Genoa story. Will follows Nina’s (Hope Davis) lead to soften his image by making an impromptu appearance on a morning talk show. Jim gets unexpected company during his reunion with Hallie, who’s in town to cover a Romney rally.
Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Julian Farino.


Episode #17: “Red Team III”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 25 (11:00 p.m.), 27 (11:00 p.m.), 28 (9:00 p.m.), 29 (8:00 p.m.), 30 (midnight) and 31 (10:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 26 (10:00 p.m.), 27 (9:00 p.m.), 28 (11:00 p.m.) and 31 (5:10 p.m.)
Through depositions with the newsroom staff, Rebecca pieces together the events that led to ACN’s fateful decision to go forward with Jerry’s special report on Operation Genoa – as well as the post-air revelations that undermined its credibility. The repercussions threaten to ruin “News Night” while eclipsing breaking news during another 9/11 anniversary.
Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Anthony Hemingway.

One Comment

  1. starlady227

    July 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    This is such a brilliant show!

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