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Marathon bomber gets ‘Newsroom’ treatment

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“The Newsroom,” HBO’s occasionally enlightening, often didactic series about a fictional TV news team anchored by Jeff Daniels — actually, a character played by Jeff Daniels — kicks off its third and final season Nov. 9. The trailer for the new season has been posted and one of the ripped-from-the-headlines story lines apparently involves the hunt for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. “Two times in 24 hours, law enforcement had to publicly disclose information, because either a paper or website put someone’s life in danger,” hollers Will McAvoy, played by Daniels. “He’s hiding in a boat in someone’s backyard? I’d like confirmation on that before I say it on TV!”

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