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HBO Streams First Episode of The Newsroom on YouTube

Aaron Sorkin‘s latest show, The Newsroom, aired its first episode on HBO Sunday night. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the show or don’t subscribe to HBO, you’re in luck. HBO is currently streaming the entire first episode on YouTube.

Unfortunately, it looks like this is a one-time thing as the main HBO Twitter account tweeted that it would only be airing the first episode on YouTube. Read more

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Coming This Summer To HBO: “The Newsroom”

If you liked The West Wing or The Social Network and you’re a journalism junkie, then mark your calendars for the debut of Aaron Sorkin’s next HBO premiere: The Newsroom. The trailer is embedded below:

The HBO website describes the show as “a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program.” They elaborate:

Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev 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.

Unlike your typical newsy-type series that is completely detached from how media actually work today, The Newsroom is different — at least if the first trailer is any indication. Momentary snippets of the trailer show video being shared on YouTube, written about in Facebook status updates and posted on The Huffington Post. Maybe this show could be a refreshing, (more) realistic depiction of our industry.

The New York Times reports that the new series will debut on June 24.