EW: Will there be a time jump when the show premieres?
AARON SORKIN: We’re ahead about five months. However, once the season starts each episode begins right after the last one ended so there are no time jumps during the season. It’s a very compressed season. Once again, we’re telling one story throughout the whole season, there are stories that come off like branches, but there’s one story that we begin in the first episode and goes to the end.
Can you tease the main story?
Well, without giving too much away, it’s something that we’ve been talking about for the last 2 years: government and journalism. A lot of people feel like the current administration has been really tough on reporters and whistleblowers. I realize I’m not making it sound exciting but it involves one of our characters in a lot of jeopardy. Our people have a story that was given to them by a government whistleblower and the Justice Department wants the name of their source and they won’t give it up. So we see how far they’re willing to go for that.
The Newsroom returns to HBO November 9 for its six final episodes. Was it difficult for you to say goodbye to your character of cable news executive Leona Lansing? It really was. Aaron [Sorkin] has done a great job in the third season of wrapping everything up. Fans will be pleased. He’s such a genius. – See more at: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/interview-jane-fonda-on-her-ties-to-atlanta-working-with-tina-fey-and-her-new-netflix-series/#sthash.avHcHHGM.dpuf
Variety’s Power of Women event, presented by Lifetime Television, announced on Tuesday that actresses Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis and Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley have been selected as Variety’s “Lifetime Impact Honorees.”
Mo 9/8: David Letterman, Michael J. Fox, guest co-host Jane Fonda (R 5/12/14)
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Mo 9/15: Jane Fonda, Ike Barinholtz, Mastodon
The Complete Second Season
Available on Blu-ray and DVD
November 4, 2014
Nominated for Two 2014 Emmy Awards
for Jeff Daniels and Jane Fonda
New York, N.Y., August 19, 2014 – This just in…The second season of the fiercely intelligent, highly entertaining HBO series The Newsroom is set to release on November 4, 2014. Starring Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series) and created by Aaron Sorkin (Academy Award winner for writing The Social Network, creator of the multiple Emmy winner The West Wing), The Newsroom follows a troupe of zealous journalists earnestly trying to reclaim the legacy of Murrow and Cronkite in the face of a fickle audience, corporate mandates and tangled personal relationships. Nominated for two 2014 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Jeff Daniels) and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Jane Fonda), The Newsroom: The Complete Second Season will be available on Blu-ray ($79.98) and DVD ($59.99) just in time for fans to catch up before the premiere of the third and final season on HBO. The Blu-ray box set also includes a Digital HD copy of all episodes.
In Season 2 of The Newsroom, it’s a year later, and in the days leading up to Election Night 2012, the News Night staff is being prepared to give depositions in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a staff member alleged to have doctored a report about a suspicious U.S. Drone strike. As details about the suit’s origin and aftermath emerge, the team continues its quixotic mission to “do the news well” in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles, and their own personal entanglements. While the series is set at a fictional network, news stories covered in the News Night cablecast are often actual past events, or are inspired by them. The Newsroom offers viewers an opportunity to return to and relive the news events that made headlines, as they watch it unfold for the show’s characters, who race to put together the broadcast. Flashing back to earlier events from August 2011 to November 2012, the new season touches on the administration’s anti-terrorism policy, Occupy Wall Street, Troy Davis, Trayvon Martin, Benghazi and, of course, the primaries and general election.
Blu-ray with Digital HD & DVD Bonus Features:
Audio Commentaries – four audio commentaries with Aaron Sorkin, executive producer Alan Poul, cast members Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston, Emily Mortimer, Olivia Munn and more!
Inside the Episodes – get the inside perspective on each of the episodes with revealing interviews from Aaron Sorkin.
The all-star cast of The Newsroom is headlined by Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels (Golden Globe nominee for The Squid and the Whale) as Will McAvoy and Emily Mortimer (Hugo) as MacKenzie McHale. Also starring are: Sam Waterston (Academy Award nominee for The Killing Fields) as Charlie Skinner; John Gallagher, Jr. (Tony Award winner for Spring Awakening) as Jim Harper; Alison Pill (HBO’s In Treatment) as Margaret Jordan; Thomas Sadoski (Tony Award nominee for Reasons to Be Pretty) as Don Keefer; Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) as Neal Sampat; Olivia Munn (I Don’t Know How She Does It) as Sloan Sabbith; and two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda (Klute, Coming Home) as ACN’s corporate owner Leona Lansing.
The Newsroom: The Complete Second Season
Blu-ray with Digital Copy and DVD
Street Date: November 4, 2014
Runtime: Approx. 540 minutes (excluding bonus features)
Price: $79.98 Blu-ray with Digital HD (3 BD discs)
Price: $59.99 DVD (3 discs)
Taken from: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Newsroom-Season-2-Press-Release/20192#ixzz3BFUtOCV1