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'The Newsroom' generates controversy after rape story line
'The Newsroom' generates controversy after rape story line

Aside from widespread viewer ambivalence over the quality of Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama "The Newsroom" and an unexpected Emmy for star Jeff Daniels, the series has had a mostly uneventful three-season run. And with just one episode to go -- the series finale airs Sunday -- it might have stayed that way. But on Sunday's episode, "Oh Shenandoah," an unexpectedly timely rape story line is giving the series an 11th-hour controversy. The story line in question concerned the character Don, played by Thomas Sadoski, visiting a college student, played by Sarah Sutherland, for a pre-interview about her rape and inaction by campus authorities, which has resulted in...

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