“I’m beginning this newscast by apologizing to the American people for the failure of this program during the time I’ve been in charge of it. The reason we failed isn’t a mystery — we took a dive for the ratings. I’m quitting the circus. Switching teams. I’m going with the guys who are getting creamed.”
So begins the new trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming series “The Newsroom,” which looks both more “Network”-like than ever and more grounded in actual issues of TV news and the obligations of journalism versus those of entertaining and human interest stories. There’s a better glimpse of both Alison Pill as a newsroom staffer and of Jane Fonda in what’s slated to be a recurring role as the CEO of the parent company that owns the fictional network on which the news show airs.
“The Newsroom” premieres June 24th on HBO.