HBO's 'The Newsroom' season 2 launched
MANILA, Philippines - On July 30 at 1:30pm, the second season of Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama "The Newsroom" was launched at the University of the Philippines Diliman, in a student gathering co-organized by the UP College of Mass Communication Student Council and HBO Asia's local PR agency, Virtusio.
Students and media were invited to Palma Hall's room 400, where the season's first episode, "First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers," was screened.
The screening was followed by an open forum with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, who answered questions from the students and social media about journalistic bias, business interests and how one can get started with being a journalist in the age of social media.
Here are some tweets posted during the open forum:
This question and answer segment mirrored the first scene of the first episode of "The Newsroom" season one, where ACN news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) was also in an open forum with university students.
Watch season two's desert trailer here:
The Golden Globe-nominated series will premiere on HBO Asia on August 5, Monday, at 9pm.
It also stars Emily Mortimer as news producer Mackenzie McHale, Sam Waterson as news division president Charlie Skinner, "Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel as Neal Sampat and Olivia Munn as financial news reporter Sloan Sabbith. - Rappler.com