One small nit: the anchorman smokes in a scene. No anchorman or woman I know of smokes, and I don’t think there are any who do. The knowledge that my friend, ABC’s Peter Jennings, apparently died far too young because he was a lifetime smoker is widespread. I think that has much to do with the fact a smoking anchorman in a “Newsroom” series today seems not true-to-life. It’s as out of place (and about as believable) as a moose in a phone booth.
Dan Rather’s only complaint about the episode. (I wonder if he reads the comments.)
Well said, Dan. Sorkin should be congratulated for having the courage to use a Coldplay song in the final scenes.