NPR ‘Fresh Air’ with Terry Gross – Jeff Daniels: Anchoring The Cast of ‘The Newsroom’

Posted by Colleen Murray on June 1, 2012
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Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO drama The Newsroom revolves around Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), a popular cable-news anchor floating happily along with his nightly newscast, which does well in the ratings but doesn’t tend to delve into anything that could offend or alienate anyone.

After McAvoy has a public meltdown at a university lecture, he’s put on a three-week hiatus by his boss (Sam Waterston). During McAvoy’s time off, his staff defects and a new executive producer named Mackenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) is hired to take the helm of McAvoy’s show.

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