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Product Information of The Newsroom Seasons 1-2 DVD
Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital-Plus 2.0)
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Region: Region Free
Number of discs: 10
Studio: HBO Studios
DVD Release Date: 2014
Summary of The Newsroom Seasons 1-2 DVD
In Season 1 each episode is built around a major news event from the recent past, such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill or the killing of Osama Bin Laden. This acts as a background for the interpersonal drama, as well as providing a sense of familiarity, as the audience is likely to know the context and so not require too much explanation of events. Sorkin has said the news events on the show "will always be real", which, for him, "became a kind of creative gift. For one thing, the audience knows more than the characters do, which is kind of fun. And it gives me the chance to have the characters be smarter than we were." However, he has also said "[i]t is a romanticised, idealised newsroom, a sort of a heightened newsroom – it is not meant to be a documentary."
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