The BEST Episodes of The Newsroom
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2019
Network: CBC (CA)
George Findlay is the News Director of the local station in Toronto for "a major government controlled broadcast network". His life is complicated by three factors: he is completely self absorbed; most of the news stories don't happen they way or when he wants; and he functions in the Machiavellian bureaucracy of a government owned television network. Series II, after a brief hiatus the the Newsroom story continues.... George Findlay (Ken Finkleman) and his staff are back in the newsroom where pettiness and moral bankruptcy are taken to new depths. New faces, new phobias, new issues and Death haunt George as he maneuvers his way around the daily task of producing the news. Also this season, News Anchor Jim Walcott (Peter Keleghan) returns to brighten our day with moronic interviews with luminaries like Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky .
#1 - Say Cheese
Season 2 - Episode 11
George tries to sell an idea for a cheese commercial; Jim develops a form of anorexia nervosa.
#2 - The Campaign
Season 1 - Episode 13
Anchorman Jim decides to run for political office, but he makes the further mistake of letting George and other newsroom staffers run his campaign.
#3 - The British Accent
Season 2 - Episode 12
George secretly cancels his trip.
#4 - Meltdown (1)
Season 1 - Episode 10
A visit by director David Cronenberg is eclipsed by the shocking prospect of a possible meltdown at a nearby nuclear reactor.
#5 - A Bad Day
Season 1 - Episode 5
Insulting his colleagues is bad enough, but when George hits on a female guest, she walks off the show.
#6 - Dis and Dat
Season 1 - Episode 7
After George asks the young woman sitting outside his boss's office to get him coffee, Graham introduces her. She is Gillian Sorros, the new head of regional programming. She arrives with some strong ideas about George and his news department.
#7 - Slow Leak
Season 2 - Episode 9
George's jealousy gets him arrested.
#8 - The Walking Shoe Incident
Season 1 - Episode 1
George interviews people for a job as his personal assistant.
#9 - Dial G for Gristle
Season 3 - Episode 3
Everyone wonders why media mogul Conrad Scott is visiting the newsroom.
#10 - The Kevorkian Joke
Season 1 - Episode 4
When a failing screenwriter decides to commit suicide, George turns his videotaped attempt into a 5-part ratings winner. Then his new video star starts to have second thoughts.
#11 - Petty Tyranny
Season 1 - Episode 6
George is obsessed with finding a bran muffin, but ends up in the middle of a fight with the cafeteria manager instead. The newsroom is excited to learn that Cynthia Dale will be spending two weeks with them until George manages to offend her, several times.
#12 - Never Read Symptoms
Season 2 - Episode 7
George dodges jury duty in an animal rights case and ends up entangled with virus infected monkeys. Allen suffers from a brain tumor.
#13 - Latent Homosexual Tendencies
Season 3 - Episode 5
George's therapist falls into a coma shortly after suggesting that George has latent homosexual tendencies.
#14 - Pushy Money Grubbing
Season 2 - Episode 3
Racism infiltrates the newsroom.
#15 - Learning to Fly
Season 3 - Episode 6
It is the end of the world in all dimensions.
#16 - Anchors Away
Season 2 - Episode 5
George's dream date is just that: nothing more than a dream. The intelligent segment producer Karen dumbs herself down for sex and Jim makes a book deal.
#17 - Death 1, George 0
Season 2 - Episode 2
George fails a Kafkaesque job evaluation in ways he never could have imagined. A valued veteran newsroom employee dies, George's empathy is qualified.
#18 - One of Us
Season 2 - Episode 6
George hires a temp from an old established WASP family thinking that connections will pay off. They don't. George pays.
#19 - Lolita
Season 3 - Episode 4
George is invited to give a guest lecture at a local university and, with the aid of a stolen thesis, manages to charm an attractive young student into visiting his office.
#20 - The Fifty
Season 2 - Episode 8
An argument between George and Alex over finding a $50 bill results in Alex losing his job on principle and then buying it back from George for a considerable sum ... also on principle.
#21 - Parking
Season 1 - Episode 9
George is driven to the edge of paranoia by the cumulation of a strange voice-mail message, the abduction of his couch, and the search for an indoor parking space.
#22 - Baghdad Bound
Season 3 - Episode 1
Jim is abducted in Baghdad while taping a segment on pets. George finds himself on the short list to receive the coveted Order of Canada.
#23 - Deeper, Deeper
Season 1 - Episode 3
Everyone is in fear for their jobs after the network announces budget cuts. George promises to fight the brass on their behalf, but the only one he actually fights to save is his own.
#24 - Dinner at Eight
Season 1 - Episode 2
When it is decided to hire a new co-anchor, Jim feels his job is in jeopardy.
#25 - One Dumb Idea
Season 3 - Episode 2
George and the news production staff decide to produce a sitcom.