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 .
Jim is hired by a morning show in New York.
George fails a Kafkaesque job evaluation in ways he never could have imagined. A valued veteran newsroom employee dies, George's empathy is qualified.
Racism infiltrates the newsroom.
A sniper kills again. A dog dies in the office. A power lunch goes wrong. And George regrets ever using the handicapped washroom.
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.
George hires a temp from an old established WASP family thinking that connections will pay off. They don't. George pays.
George dodges jury duty in an animal rights case and ends up entangled with virus infected monkeys. Allen suffers from a brain tumor.
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.
George's jealousy gets him arrested.
A film crew invades the newsroom, making George anxious.
George tries to sell an idea for a cheese commercial; Jim develops a form of anorexia nervosa.
George secretly cancels his trip.
Alex attempts suicide after being dumped by his girlfriend.