I know this is an old video and it was written by Arron Sorkin for the purpose of the TV Show “The Newsroom”. Both Arron Sorkin and Jeff Daniels did an excellent job of what America is really about back then and now. America is not the greatest country now and it is even getting worst with what the GOP stands for now.
I know that this clip has been around for some time. This seems as relevant now as ever. Pay close attention to the message. Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) hits the nail on the head in the opening minutes on HBO’s series ‘The Newsroom’. He is asked by a college student a simple question during a campus debate. ‘What makes America the greatest country in the world?’. Daniels initially goes the politically correct route. Then goes with a honest, bold, straight forward answer that sums up a lot of the worlds problems that so many are afraid to accept because we all want to believe in our system and that it is our system that works. We used to be the worlds best of the best and now we are just pretending. The first step to solving a problem is to admit there is one. I am glad there is a change coming in January 2017. UPDATE 07/04/2020 – I still really enjoy the
Original Post Date: December 5, 2016
Post Date to this Site: May 22, 2023
Host(s): Jeff Daniels In the Newsroom Clip
Source: Mike Phillips