NewsRadio: Seasons 1 & 2 [3 Discs] [DVD]

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  • Release Date: 04/01/2014

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Wide-eyed Wisconsinite Dave Nelson (Dave Foley) becomes the latest in a long of a news directors brought in to the hype the ratings of New York all-news radio station WNYX as Newsradio beams forth its first season. Almost immediately, Dave clashes with newscaster Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney), who thought that she was in line for Dave's job. Lisa and Dave will eventually bury the hatchet and enjoy a brief affair, but not before our hero has made the acquaintance of the rest of the WNYX staff, namely his bombastic, buck-passing boss Jimmy James (Stephen Root), preening and pompous male news anchor Bill McNeal (Phil Hartman), antagonistic female anchor Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander), terminally nerdish reporter Matthew Brock (Andy Dick), viper-tongued, all-knowing station secretary Beth (Vicki Lewis) and mercenary maintenance man Joe Garelli (Joe Rogan). In the opener for the series' seven-episode inaugural season, Dave finds out that his first responsibility is to fire his predecessor. Other crises loom large as Bill is forced to stop smoking in the office; a late-breaking news story takes second place to a turf battle involving desk sizes; Dave is stuck with the job of handing out unfairly distributed bonuses; and Beth spectacularly turns the tables on Bill when the lascivious newsman tries to make time with her at a restaurant. The season ends with a guest appearance by Janeane Garofolo as Dave's former girlfriend--who hasn't yet been informed that she is indeed his former girlfriend! ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew

  • Dave Foley - Dave Nelson
  • Stephen Root - Jimmy James
  • Maura Tierney - Lisa Miller
  • Andy Dick - Matthew Brock
  • Vicki Lewis - Beth

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good video and audio, framed 4x3 however

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    These DVDs are what you would expect. Good video and stereo audio. Disappointed that they were not reframed as wide screen 16x9, but for the price you can not beat it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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