09.09.13 (9:45 am) 
Episode Info: Season 2 Episode 8
Date Episode Aired: 8th September 2013
Previously on Newsroom Season 2 Episode 7 "Red Team III", The newsroom staff finishes giving their depositions about the Genoa debacle to Rebecca. In an unexpected surprise, it is revealed that the lawsuit ACN is battling is a wrongful termination suit by Jerry Dantana. Dantana was fired after editing the Gen. Somtonovich interview, and is now trying to take the network to the cleaners. Seeing no other way out, Will, Mac, and Charlie all prepare to present their resignations to ACN owner Leona Lansing.
On this week's episode title "Election Night, Part 1", In the wake of Leona's refusal to accept the resignations of three top ACN talents, "News Night" goes forward with its 2012 election coverage, featuring Will in the unlikely role of director of morale. Sloan is perturbed that her book was auctioned off with a forged signature, while Mac tasks Neal to fix a faulty Wikipedia page. Mindful that Charlie wants a screw-up-free evening, Jim weighs the cons of retracting a call he made too soon. The team deliberates whether to hold off on a story that might affect a tight Senate race.