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NewsRadio 

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The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station.

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Paul Simms
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1999   1998   1997   1996   1995  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dave Foley ...  Dave Nelson 97 episodes, 1995-1999
Stephen Root ...  Jimmy James 97 episodes, 1995-1999
Andy Dick ...  Matthew Brock 97 episodes, 1995-1999
Maura Tierney ...  Lisa Miller 97 episodes, 1995-1999
Vicki Lewis ...  Beth 96 episodes, 1995-1999
Joe Rogan ...  Joe Garrelli 96 episodes, 1995-1999
Phil Hartman ...  Bill McNeal 75 episodes, 1995-1998
Khandi Alexander ...  Catherine Duke 60 episodes, 1995-1998
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Storyline

The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station. Beleaguered news director Dave Nelson (Dave Foley) tries his best to manage a staff that includes egotistical anchors Bill McNeal (Phil Hartman) and Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander), ambitious supervising producer Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney), who also happens to be his on/off girlfriend, hapless reporter Matthew Brock (Andy Dick), sardonic secretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), and tech-happy electrician Joe (Joe Rogan), while also answering to the station's intimidating and eccentric owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root). Written by Jennifer

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Fifty-thousand watts of pure Comedy

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

NewsRadio See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(97 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Some episodes are named after Led Zeppelin albums. See more »

Quotes

[Mr. James gets Matthew a set of "Fibber McGee and Molly" tapes for Christmas]
Matthew: [laughing] You gotta listen to this. Molly tells Fibber McGee to clean out the closet, so Fibber McGee goes to the closet and guess what happens?
Dave: He opens the closet and everything inside falls out on top of him.
Matthew: [stops laughing] Oh, that's what that sound is.
[starts laughing again]
Matthew: That's even funnier!
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Crazy Credits

In the poker game episode, Boba Fett is courtesy of 'J. T. Hutt'. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Newsradio Theme
Written by Mike Post
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User Reviews

"Good times, good times"
26 February 2002 | by soonerhokieSee all my reviews

I have to say, I really didn't get into this show until A&E started showing it in reruns. I really miss the fact that there are no new shows that will ever come because NBC didn't have the foresight to place it on its Thursday night lineup. In that time slot it would have easily outpaced such dogs as Veronica's closet even without Phil Hartman (I raise my glass to you sir).

While Phil Hartman was truly the glue to the show, it did start to make a recovery after the writers and Lovitz started to make some sense of what to do with his character (I think it might have been good to use him as his original role as a mental patient).

I think Steven Root's character was possibly the greatest TV boss in history. He was nuts! If you think that his character was little unrealistic for a multi billionaire, just look at the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban. I was glad to see him again in the movies in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"

The writing was always fresh. The actors were all perfect for the role's they played (I am NOT an Andy Dick fan, but he even worked in this show). The humor was sometimes understated, sometimes slapstick, but always funny.


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