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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. 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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The room that is the production studio in the pilot episode is the break room in the rest of the series. (except episode 4) See more »

Goofs

Bill McNeal frequently misattributes quotes to John Keats. In Season One, Episode 10, "Rat Funeral," Hartman attributes the line "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may..." to Keats; the line is actually from "To the Virgins, to Make Most of time" written by Robert Herrick. In Season Two, Episode 11, "Station Sale," Hartman attributes the line "Yours is not to reason why, yours is but to do and die;" to John Keats, 1776; Hartman's version is actually slightly adapted from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade" published in 1870. See more »

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Matthew: You see Lisa, sometimes people aren't as they seem...
Lisa: You're gay Matthew?
Matthew: I am?
Joe: You are?
Matthew: No, no, it's about Dave!
Lisa: Dave is gay?
Matthew: He is?
Joe: Wow, Dave is gay?
Matthew: No, no, Dave is Canadian!
Lisa: [storms into room where Dave is talking to Mr. James] You're Canadian?
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In the poker game episode, Boba Fett is courtesy of 'J. T. Hutt'. See more »

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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #3.3 (2004) See more »

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Newsradio Theme
Written by Mike Post
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At this point "Newsradio" is one of the top three shows on tv
29 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

"Newsradio" is possibly the freshest comedy left on television in 1998. The chemistry between the cast members remains at a high level, even after the unfortunate passing of Phil Hartman. To this point of the fifth season Jon Lovits has stepped in and done a great job as Max. I salute NBC for not giving up on this fine show just because it's not in the top twenty each week. Someone at the network obviously still feels there should be SOME quality programing on television.


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