We Love Jeff Daniels’ Explosive Opening Monologue in “The Newsroom”
Must-see viewing for every American and, for that matter, everyone else too.
If you’re like anyone in our office, then you will have fallen deeply and madly in love with ‘The Newsroom’; the hit drama from the intimidatingly sharp mind of Aaron Sorkin - the man behind “The West Wing” and “The Social Network” – which debuted on HBO last June and shows us how news should (and shouldn’t) be done.
The following clip, a brilliantly cutting (not to mentioned statistically well-informed) monologue from the show’s lead anchor Will McAvoy (played by actor Jeff Daniels), kicks of the pilot episode with a bang… and a slap around the face to every jingoistic stars-and-stripes-loving patriot.
The seemingly nonchalant anchor is roused out of a stupor after a female college student, watching a panel discussion on which McAvoy speaks alongside a liberal and a conservative pundit, asks one inherently biased question:
“What makes America the greatest country in the world?”
His response is must-see viewing for every American and, for that matter, everyone else too.
Read the Transcipt here.