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The Woman Problem: What Political Animals' Susan Berg Could Teach the Newsroom Ladies

Carla Gugino, Emily Mortimer | Photo Credits: David Giesbrecht/USA Network, Melissa Moseley/HBO

“The first rule of being a female journalist,” political reporter Susan Berg (Carla Gugino) tells a younger female colleague in the third episode of USA’s miniseries Political Animals, “[is] if you s— where you eat, don’t cry about it. … You want to be taken seriously? Take yourself seriously.”

This single line of dialogue makes it clear that there’s a much-needed crossover episode hidden in the summer TV lineup. Could Susan please take a temporary consulting gig in New York and talk some professional sense into the women of The Newsroom?


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