The BEST Episodes of The Newsroom
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 7, 2020
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 - Aired Apr 5, 2004
George tries to sell an idea for a cheese commercial; Jim develops a form of anorexia nervosa.
#2 - A Bad Day
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 18, 1996
Insulting his colleagues is bad enough, but when George hits on a female guest, she walks off the show.
#3 - The Campaign
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 31, 1997
Anchorman Jim decides to run for political office, but he makes the further mistake of letting George and other newsroom staffers run his campaign.
#4 - The British Accent
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 12, 2004
George secretly cancels his trip.
#5 - Meltdown (1)
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 3, 1997
A visit by director David Cronenberg is eclipsed by the shocking prospect of a possible meltdown at a nearby nuclear reactor.
#6 - Dis and Dat
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 10, 1997
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 - Aired Mar 15, 2004
George's jealousy gets him arrested.
#8 - Parking
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 24, 1997
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.
#9 - Dial G for Gristle
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 28, 2005
Everyone wonders why media mogul Conrad Scott is visiting the newsroom.
#10 - Never Read Symptoms
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 1, 2004
George dodges jury duty in an animal rights case and ends up entangled with virus infected monkeys. Allen suffers from a brain tumor.
#11 - Latent Homosexual Tendencies
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 21, 2005
George's therapist falls into a coma shortly after suggesting that George has latent homosexual tendencies.
#12 - Learning to Fly
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 28, 2005
It is the end of the world in all dimensions.
#13 - Anchors Away
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 9, 2004
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.
#14 - One of Us
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 16, 2004
George hires a temp from an old established WASP family thinking that connections will pay off. They don't. George pays.
#15 - Lolita
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 7, 2005
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.
#16 - The Fifty
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 8, 2004
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.
#17 - The Walking Shoe Incident
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 21, 1996
George interviews people for a job as his personal assistant.
#18 - Baghdad Bound
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 14, 2005
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.
#19 - Petty Tyranny
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 25, 1996
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.
#20 - One Dumb Idea
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 21, 2005
George and the news production staff decide to produce a sitcom.
#21 - Unity
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 17, 1997
A female guest discussing the issue of Canadian unity is attracted to Jim, apparently impressed by his incredible ignorance.
#22 - An Enormous Waste of Time
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 2, 2004
A sniper kills again. A dog dies in the office. A power lunch goes wrong. And George regrets ever using the handicapped washroom.
#23 - The Kevorkian Joke
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 11, 1996
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.
#24 - Death 1, George 0
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 19, 2004
George fails a Kafkaesque job evaluation in ways he never could have imagined. A valued veteran newsroom employee dies, George's empathy is qualified.
#25 - Dinner at Eight
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 28, 1996
When it is decided to hire a new co-anchor, Jim feels his job is in jeopardy.