"The Greater Fool"
Season 1, Episode 10
The Greater Fool
Air date August 26, 2012
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Greg Mottola
Episode Guide
"The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate"
"First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers"

The Greater Fool is the tenth episode of the first season and the tenth episode of the series overall. It premiered on August 26, 2012. It was written by Executive Producer Aaron Sorkin and directed by Greg Mottola.

Brian's story proves to be a hatchet job driving Will to self medicate for depression, triggering a bleeding stomach ulcer. Sloan ponders a job offer. Neal's internet alias could avert calamity for Will. Everything is overshadowed by a showdown long in the making; Will, Mac and Charlie confront Leona and Reese during a volatile lunch meeting. TMI gossip columnist Nina Howard has information that can destroy Will's career and life by revealing that he was high during the bin Laden report. Takes place between Monday, August 1, 2011 and Monday, August 8, 2011.





Guest starring



Opening credits

  1. Francine Maisler &
  2. Nancy Perkins - Casting
  3. Jeff Schoen - Production Designer
  4. Howard Leder - Editor
  5. Todd McMullen - Director of Photography
  6. Alex Wurman - Music
  7. Thomas Newman - Main title theme
  8. Lauren Lohman - Co-producer
  9. Eli Bush - Co-producer
  10. Dauri Chase - Co-producer
  11. Christine Larson-Nitzsche - Co-producer
  12. Paul Redford - Co-Executive Producer
  13. Greg Mottola - Co-Executive Producer
  14. Denis Biggs - Co-Executive Producer
  15. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  16. Aaron Sorkin - Writer
  17. Greg Mottola - Director

Closing credits

  1. Alan Poul - Executive Producer
  2. Scott Rudin - Executive Producer
  3. Aaron Sorkin - Executive Producer
  4. Sarah Rath - Associate Producer
  5. Christine Larson-Nitzsche - Unit Production Manager
  6. Jeffrey T. Bernstein - Unit Production Manager
  7. Kenneth B. Roth - First Assistant Director
  8. Zach Hunt - Second Assistant Director
  9. Julie Camino - Production Supervisor
  10. Hope Hanafin - Costume Designer
  11. David Handelman - Story Editor
  12. Ian Reichbach - Story Editor
  13. Brendan Fehily - Staff Writer
  14. Cinque Henderson - Staff Writer
  15. Amy Rice - Staff Writer
  16. Gideon Yago - Staff Writer
  17. Corinne Kingsbury - Consultant
  18. Evyen J. Klean - Music Supervisor




External linksEdit

The Newsroom Season 1 (2012)
#101 "We Just Decided To" #106 "Bullies"
#102 "News Night 2.0" #107 "5/1"
#103 "The 112th Congress" #108 "The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn"
#104 "I'll Try to Fix You" #109 "The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate"
#105 "Amen" #110 "The Greater Fool"

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