The Newsroom is an entertaining new HBO series. It explores the media and America's interests, while challenging it's credibility by exposing the special interest's that influence it. Created by Oscar winning writer- Aaron Sorkin, and led by actor- Jeff Daniels. Daniels, portrays a Walter Cronkite type news anchor working for a major network, mimicking that of a CNN or ABC. I honestly couldn't picture another lead actor to play Daniels role because he absolutely nails it. Playing a hot headed, smart ass, but serious to his craft, news anchor. A role that seems made especially for Daniels. The Newsroom is smart, intense and attempts to deliver an honest look at the media by using witty and at times, serious scenarios. What I especially like about the series: The use of actual news coverage. The show's first episode kicks off in 2010, with the event of the BP Oil Spill. It reminds us, as viewers, of actual past events. By using past events, still freshley vivid in our minds, connects the viewers to the topics and stories. Any media 101 student will tell you: To be considred newsworthy, a story must be current. However, by dating back two years, it seems to give the show just the right amount of timlelieness and allows it's viewers to remember particular emotions they felt to those events. I would recommend The Newsroom to anyone who enjoys a good, smart drama. Or is interested in understanding, and or exposing compelling topics and what influences news reporting in this country.