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Charlie Skinner, The Newsroom
Charlie Skinner, The Newsroom

What was Charlie thinking, kowtowing to ACN’s new tech rich kid owner? What happened to the journalistic standards he held so dear? Seems he was trying to galvanize his troops to fight back. Unfortunately, ACN’s fearless leader sacrificed himself in the battle, suffering a fatal heart attack in the penultimate episode. His death was not in vain, though; his proteges did band together to make a stand — a tribute worthy of Charlie.

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