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'Newsroom' to wrap up after three seasons

'Newsroom' to wrap up after three seasons

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- HBO says it has renewed "The Newsroom," its New York-set valentine to cable television journalism, for a third and final season.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.
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Waterston spending the day on Capitol Hill

Waterston spending the day on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Actor Sam Waterston headed to Washington Wednesday to meet with lawmakers regarding campaign finance reform.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008.
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Belzer tapped as DGA Honors emcee

Belzer tapped as DGA Honors emcee

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Richard Belzer has agreed to be the host of the 7th Directors Guild of America Honors, the DGA said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007.
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Third-party group may consider Bloomberg

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- A group promoting a third-party candidacy in the 2008 presidential race would consider New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg if he runs, an organizer said.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006.
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2005 with 46 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Nov. 15, the 320th day of 2004 with 46 to follow.
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Waterston plays Lincoln at historic site

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- Actor Sam Waterston, who has made a career of playing Abraham Lincoln, will deliver Lincoln's historic Cooper Union speech May 5 in the Union's Great Hall.

Smits to star in 'Much Ado About Nothing'

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- Jimmy Smits and Kirsten Johnston have signed on to play bickering lovers Benedick and Beatrice in a New York production of "Much Ado About Nothing."

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Today is Saturday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2003 with 46 to follow.
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Actor Sam Waterston of the tv series "Law and Order" on May 5, 2004 recreates on the original site of Cooper Union and using the same podium the 1860 speech of Abraham Lincoln that made him President. (UPI/Ezio Petersen)
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Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor and occasional producer and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in 1984's The Killing Fields, and his Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning portrayal of Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order. He has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe-, Screen Actors Guild-, BAFTA- and Emmy Awards, having starred in over eighty film and television productions during his forty-five year career. Allmovie has characterised Waterston as having "cultivated a loyal following with his quietly charismatic, unfailingly solid performances." In January 2010, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Waterston, the third of four siblings, (Roberta, George and Ellen) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Alice Tucker (née Atkinson), was an American Mayflower descendant and worked as a landscape painter, and his father, George Chychele Waterston, was an immigrant from Leith, Scotland and a semanticist and language teacher. Waterston attended both the Brooks School, a boarding school in North Andover, Massachusetts where his father taught, and the Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts. He entered Yale University on a scholarship in 1958 and graduated with a BA in 1962. After graduating from Yale, he attended the Clinton Playhouse for several months. Waterston also attended the Sorbonne in Paris and the American Actors Workshop.

The classically trained Waterston has numerous stage credits to his name. For example, he played an award-winning Benedick in Joseph Papp's production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, and played the title role in Hamlet. He continues live theater work during the summers, often seen acting at places like Long Wharf Theatre and the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven.

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