118 “Breaking News” (Episode 18)

Jack Rudolph
Steven Weber as Jack Rudolph
NBC Photo: Mitch Haaseth
Broadcast: May 31, 2007
Written by: Aaron Sorkin
Directed by: Andrew Berstein
Musical Guest
Gran Bel Fisher performed ‘Crash and Burn,’ available on the album ‘Full Moon Cigarette
Guest Host
Jenna Fischer (of “The Office”)
  • BREAKING NEWS — Jordan (Amanda Peet) experiences an emergency with her pregnancy during the live show while an even larger emergency is unfolding for Tom (Nathan Corddry), while Matt’s (Matthew Perry) pill use gets discovered. Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber, D.L. Hughley, Sarah Paulson and Timothy Busfield also star. (source NBC)
  • “Things go haywire during a live broadcast when Jordan has a scare with her pregnancy and Tom has to face his own crisis. To make matters worse, Matt’s pill popping is no longer a secret.” (source TV Guide)
  • Show Cast: Bradley Whitford, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Steven Weber, Sarah Paulson, D. Hughley L., Nathan Corddry, Judd Hirsch, Ed Asner, Timothy Busfield, Michael Stuhlbarg, Diana-maria Riva, Wendy Phillips, Donna Murphy, Evan Handler, Carlos Jacott, Nate Torrenc (source NBC)