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WATCH : The #Newsroom Episode 8 (The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn) Preview

The characters are settling in nicely; Aaron Sorkin is reaching his comfort level as far as his particular type of storytelling. I am very happy with how things have shaped up with The NewsroomWe are coming down to the last few episodes which can only mean that the best is yet to come. If Sorkin does what he does, then we are in for a doozy of a season finale with a pretty great lead-up considering all the storylines that have been seeded and will be more than likely concluding.

Check out the preview for the next episode above which has been named ‘The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn’.

Episode Synopsis: “News Night” refuses to lead with a pair of sensational stories, which causes ratings to plummet – and forces Will (Jeff Daniels) and Mac (Emily Mortimer) to abandon their principles in order to lure viewers back and shore up the network’s bid to land a Republican debate. Will auditions an unlikely scribe, Brian Brenner (Paul Schneider), to write an all-access profile; Sloan (Olivia Munn) chafes over her lack of air time to report on a critical financial crisis; Charlie learns the identity of an NSA whistleblower; Neal (Dev Patel) pitches an internet sting.

Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.

The Newsroom airs Sundays at 10pm on HBO

About the Show
From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball,  comes The Newsroom,  a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr.Alison PillThomas SadoskiOlivia MunnDev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston), the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.