May, 2011. Ratings have dropped like a stone with viewers switching to "Nancy Grace" for the Casey Anthony trial. Charlie insists they start reporting on Anthony fearing that the ratings fall will mean ACN won't get to lead on presidential debates (they have a game-changing idea) and that Leona will have her excuse to fire Will. Mackenzie pitches fits and grumbles. Then, Anthony Weiner's genitalia become news, and there's precious little room for Sloane to report that a Congressional decision to debate the debt ceiling will precipitate fiscal havoc. Will invites Mac's ex to audition for a cover story about the show. A scandal is brewing, and the weather also wants a piece of the hour.
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In one scene, Jeff Daniels' character mentions that Edward R. Murrow made a deal to do interviews such celebrities as Liberace in order to pursue an investigation into Senator Joe McCarthy. This scenario was dramatized in the 2005 film "Good Night and Good Luck," in which Jeff Daniels appeared. See more
During a news meeting to discuss the Casey Anthony story, Mackenzie uses a dry-erase board to cross off stories that will get removed from the newscast. The first story is "1. Senate obstruction becomes worst in U.S. history". The shot where she strikes out the story, "senate" is misspelled as "senat". See more
Are you prepared to talk about your Republicanism?
You say that like I've got polio.
Are you prepared to talk about having polio?
I grew up in a town outside a town outside Lincoln, Nebraska. My home town was a road. I was a college freshman before I *met* a Democrat.
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Written by Bob Dylan
and Tim Drummond
Performed by Bob Dylan
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