The Cold Open
Season 1, Episode 2
Air date 25 September 2006
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Thomas Schlamme
Episode guide
The Focus Group
Matt] and Danny have five days to put together their first show, which is receiving enormous media attention and Harriet tries her best to work with Matt. In the meantime, Jordan puts her new job on the line by facing down pressure due to a controversial sketch amidst criticism from sponsors and affiliates scared of alienating Christians. Also, staff writers Ricky and Ron — who were catalysts to Matt and Danny's initial departure — express their dismay at being made to work for Matt.