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TV Picks: 'The Newsroom,' 'The Comeback,' 'The Blacklist'
TV Picks: 'The Newsroom,' 'The Comeback,' 'The Blacklist'

"The Newsroom." In its third, final and shortened season, Aaron Sorkin's dramatic and often critical look at the state of the American media has polished away many of its flaws to become the show many hoped for upon its premiere. Following story lines both directly and indirectly pulled from current events, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) and his broadcast team face obstacles, internal and external, that many news organizations face, including corporate machinations, the growing influence of social media and the eternal conflict journalistic responsibility versus national security. Opening with a backdrop of the Boston Marathon bombings, the...

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