One of the characters from “The Morning Show” took part in the riot

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Bring back the hand sanitizer, the cough paranoia, and the “six-foot distance” rule: The Morning Show throws it back to the pandemic in this week’s episode. In a news broadcast we learn that the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed – which tells us the date is March 24, 2020. We are in the eye of the storm.

Since we’re in a flashback here, let’s just take a minute to remember where everyone is: Alex (Jennifer Aniston) and Chip (Mark Duplass), both of whom have COVID, reporting from the high-rise apartment of the former. Cory (Billy Crudup) and Stella (Greta Lee) panic about what to air on the newly launched UBA+. One big question: Should they show a posthumous interview with the reviled Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell)? Stella vetoes it, but Cory says they don’t have much of a choice, considering Aaron Sorkin won’t let them send his fictional Kissinger biopic – ha – straight to streaming.

“Why did you give it the green light?” Stella nudges Cory.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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