This weekend on TV: “The Newsroom” battles the Romney campaign

Scott D. Pierce The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: August 4, 2013 07:21PM
Updated: July 27, 2013 11:06AM
Courtesy photo Anchorman Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) on the set of his cable news show in "The Newsroom."
Jim continues to struggle to get anyone in the Mitt Romney campaign to answer questions in The Newsroom (Sunday, 11 p.m., HBO). And the folks who work for the Romney campaign are not helpful. They're also kind of jerks,
But then so are most of the "journalists" trying to cover the campaign. They're so cowed by the thought of getting thrown off the campaign bus they just regurgitate whatever they're fed. It's a horrible (and, sadly, pretty true) indictment of the media.

Friday on TV ...

Continuum (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): The dead bodies of time travelers are disappearing.

20/20 (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4):

Great Performances (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Archival footage, performances and interviews with choreographers and dancers at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Mass.

David Phelps Classic (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The Grammy-winning tenor's world-class vocals backed by a live orchestra.

Magic City (10 p.m., Starz): Ike schemes to fix the Cuban lottery.

Saturday on TV ...

Major League Soccer (5 p.m., Ch. 4): Real Salt Lake at New York Red Bulls

Arena football (7 p.m., Ch. 14): Cleveland Gladiators at Utah Blaze

Being Human (8 p.m., BBC America): Tom learns a few things from his werewolf mentor.

Do No Harm (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): NBC burns off another episode of this canceled show. Olivia tries to escape from Ian.

Zero Hour (11:05 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): ABC burns off another episode of this canceled show. Hank's father makes an agreement to save his son's life.

Sunday on TV ...

Gold Cup Soccer (1:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The final - USA vs. Panama

Big Brother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Still trapped in that house with those bigots.

The Killing (7, 8 and 9 p.m., AMC): Sarah has to deal with past mistakes.

Drop Dead Diva (7 and 11 p.m., Lifetime): Jane tries to get Owen to take her back.

Unforgettable (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): In the Season 2 premiere, Carrie and Al take on a high-profile kidnapping case.

Masterpiece Mystery! (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Endeavor investigates the hit-and-run death of an Oxford professor.

Copper (8 and 11 p.m., BBC America): Corcoran works with an unexpected partner.

Devious Maids (8 and 10 p.m., Lifetime): Marisol makes a discovery at the Powell house.

Falling Skies (8 and 9 p.m., TNT): The identity of the mole is finally revealed.

Crossing Lines (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Hickman is taken hostage.

True Blood (10 p.m,. HBO): Eric tries to save Nora.

Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): Dexter and Deb try to keep Dr. Vogel safe.

Sister Wives (10 p.m. TLC): The wives realize they've been leading separate lives since they left Utah.

The Newsroom (11 p.m., HBO): Jim tries to get the Mitt Romney campaign to answer his questions.

Ray Donovan (11 p.m., Showtime): Ray gets some bad news.