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 .

Say Cheese

#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.

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
A Bad Day

#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.

star 9.26
81 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
The Campaign

#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.

star 9.00
4 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
The British Accent

#4 - The British Accent

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 12, 2004

George secretly cancels his trip.

star 9.00
3 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Meltdown (1)

#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.

star 8.92
36 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Dis and Dat

#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.

star 8.85
73 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Slow Leak

#7 - Slow Leak

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 15, 2004

George's jealousy gets him arrested.

star 8.73
56 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Parking

#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.

star 8.71
59 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Dial G for Gristle

#9 - Dial G for Gristle

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 28, 2005

Everyone wonders why media mogul Conrad Scott is visiting the newsroom.

star 8.64
73 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Never Read Symptoms

#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.

star 8.58
48 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Latent Homosexual Tendencies

#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.

star 8.58
67 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Learning to Fly

#12 - Learning to Fly

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 28, 2005

It is the end of the world in all dimensions.

star 8.57
58 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Anchors Away

#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.

star 8.53
45 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
One of Us

#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.

star 8.51
37 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Lolita

#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.

star 8.51
67 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
The Fifty

#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.

star 8.44
61 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
The Walking Shoe Incident

#17 - The Walking Shoe Incident

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 21, 1996

George interviews people for a job as his personal assistant.

star 8.40
408 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Baghdad Bound

#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.

star 8.37
83 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Petty Tyranny

#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.

star 8.34
70 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
One Dumb Idea

#20 - One Dumb Idea

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 21, 2005

George and the news production staff decide to produce a sitcom.

star 8.32
76 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Unity

#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.

star 8.21
42 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
An Enormous Waste of Time

#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.

star 8.21
47 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
The Kevorkian Joke

#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.

star 8.05
85 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Death 1, George 0

#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.

star 8.03
90 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Dinner at Eight

#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.

star 7.98
157 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman