The Job: Executive Producer
THE NEWSROOM: Mackenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer)
WHAT THE SHOW NAILS: The setting. "It looks and feels like a newsroom," says Betsy West, executive producer of PBS' Makers and the former EP at ABC News. West also gives Mortimer high marks for portraying the "unrelenting, all-consuming pace of running a newsroom."
WHAT'S PURE FICTION: The TMI. "Blabbering on about her personal life in front of her entire staff is something an executive producer would never do," says West.