Sunday evening, May 1, 2011. The ACN news team is at Will's for a party to mark a year of good reporting. Charlie gets a call alerting him to a major news announcement at 10. By 9:00, everyone's on their way to the studio (with Will under the influence of a Vicodin and two pot-laced cookies). Don, Sloan, and Elliot are stuck on the tarmac at LaGuardia waiting for a gate. As the team uses brains and sources to narrow the possibilities - and get confirmation of what's going on - Charlie has to make the call as to when they go on the air: get it right without collateral damage. By evening's end, he gets a second tip suggesting that another story is brewing.
Did You Know?
The Rock's ...Land of the free home of the brave." Tweet discussed by Neal, Kaylee and Charlie really happened. The Rock sent it out about an hour before President Obama's news conference. In addition The Rock really does have a cousin who was a SEAL, a fact The Rock mentioned in a 2008 interview. See more
Neal Sampat (Dev Patel) incorrectly references the the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) which was replaced with the current Emergency Alert System (EAS) in 1994. See more
The president's gonna tell us what's going on at 10:30. He's gonna tell us. What's the virtue of breaking it five minutes early?
America thinks bin Laden's alive. If I can make him dead one minute sooner, my entire life in journalism up until this point will have been worth it.
The speech made by President Barack Obama to announce the death of Osama Bin Laden, which was the focus of this episode, is played over the closing credits. See more
References All the President's Men
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