The entire first episode is here on Youtube.
CP thinks The Newsroom is ground breaking, in as much as it is Television News as it was, it is a swan song. A funeral of what once was, something akin to the days when CNN was epic and not Nancy Grace.
But HBO is in the entertainment business and not the news business and at least it won't make you feel like you need a shower.
And with Thomas Newman scoring the music, it will be good.
But The Newsroom is dialogue, yes you have to "pay your attention bill" to watch this television.
Those in the TV news biz will of course pick it apart and give it two thumbs down, but for the rest of us it is good Televison.