I would like to hear more details of Maggie's and Carl ( I think that's his name) situation in Africa that precipitated in her changing her hair this sounds interesting

As to the quick witted responses.. I can believe it. I have known many people who have a quick retort for nearly every situation. (Have you guys even met Steve G?) cool eek .
They are positioning themselves as a major news network... not some lil podunk tv station.

What do you think would happen if you put Ken Oberman and Chris Matthews and John Stewart at the same table?

These Newsroom people (characters) are cutting edge.. that's how they got the job... by thinking 4 steps ahead.

If you want to watch the same ole dialogue... go elsewhere.
Didn't hear anyone complaining when Hawkeye always had a witty response on MASH.