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The Newsroom

Season 2 2004

  • 2004-01-12T05:00:00+00:00 on CBC (CA)
  • 30 mins
  • 6 hours, 30 mins
  • Canada
  • English
  • Comedy

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 .

14 episodes

2x01 America, America

  • Season Premiere

    2004-01-12T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jim is hired by a morning show in New York.

2x02 Death 1, George 0

  • 2004-01-19T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

George fails a Kafkaesque job evaluation in ways he never could have imagined. A valued veteran newsroom employee dies, George's empathy is qualified.

2x03 Pushy Money Grubbing

  • 2004-01-26T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Racism infiltrates the newsroom.

2x04 An Enormous Waste of Time

  • 2004-02-02T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A sniper kills again. A dog dies in the office. A power lunch goes wrong. And George regrets ever using the handicapped washroom.

2x05 Anchors Away

  • 2004-02-09T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

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.

2x06 One of Us

  • 2004-02-16T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

George hires a temp from an old established WASP family thinking that connections will pay off. They don't. George pays.

2x07 Never Read Symptoms

  • 2004-03-01T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

George dodges jury duty in an animal rights case and ends up entangled with virus infected monkeys. Allen suffers from a brain tumor.

2x08 The Fifty

  • 2004-03-08T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

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.

2x09 Slow Leak

  • 2004-03-15T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

George's jealousy gets him arrested.

2x10 Reality Strikes

  • 2004-03-22T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A film crew invades the newsroom, making George anxious.

2x11 Say Cheese

  • 2004-04-05T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

George tries to sell an idea for a cheese commercial; Jim develops a form of anorexia nervosa.

2x12 The British Accent

  • 2004-04-12T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

George secretly cancels his trip.

2x13 The Second Coming

  • 2004-04-19T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Alex attempts suicide after being dumped by his girlfriend.

2x99

  • no air date — 30 mins

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