Jeff Daniels Gives Inspired Speech on the State of Journalism (The Daily Show)

By Jacob Klein on Jan 15, 2013 to The Newsroom

Fans of HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ most likely find themselves in the same demographic as those who frequent Jon Stewart’s Daily Show.  But last night one of Stewart’s correspondents, John Oliver took a look at the state of investigative journalism.  His reporting led him behind the scenes of HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ where Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer were presumably in the middle of filming an episode of season 2!  Take a look at the video below (Jeff Daniels appears at the 4 minute mark) to see what went down.

The Daily Show, of course, has ties to The Newsroom with former correspondent Olivia Munn having both shows on her resume.

We hope you got a few laughs out of that however concerning the main thrust of the report was. HBOWatch is happy to report that Will McAvoy will be on the air again this spring, speaking truth to power once again as the ANC news crew takes on the issues of the recent past.

  • Jef Dinsmore

    I hope Season Two of THE NEWSROOM is a bit better than the first one.

    • What would you like to see more or less of in season two, Jef?

      • Jef Dinsmore

        Thanks for the question Kathy. I would have to say in response that I would hope for more of a balance in the writng and flow of the show.

        Aaron Sorkin has a lot to say in his onscreen outlet but to much of the ‘talking heads’ thrashing through all the hot topics of the day for an hour is a bit much. It needs balanced with the small stuff. However, I found some of the down time on the series (a Bigfoot story) a little rough making the story a bit choppy for me.

        Hope that answers your question – I hope for balance and a cohesive flow between the political rants and the relationship issues.

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