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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.
SEASON(S): 3 (25 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: series finale aired on 12/14/14
DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's press release, October 2014) The third and final season of THE NEWSROOM finds Will and Mac and the staff of "News Night" facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network looming on the horizon, and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm that threatens to topple more than one professional career. Going beyond the headlines, the six-part season turns its attention inward, focusing on a series of internal events at ACN that rock the very foundation of the network, and tackles such topics as privacy issues, the influence of social media on traditional news gathering and corporate takeover. The men and women of "News Night" are faced with personal and professional dilemmas that will forever determine their futures. Set against the backdrop of the Boston Marathon bombing, THE NEWSROOM kicks off the season with a highly charged look at the core issue of maintaining journalistic integrity in the era of 24-hour news cycles, while crowd-sourcing and "citizen journalism" result in the dissemination of misinformation.