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Erin Strecker
June 25, 2012 AT 06:24 PM EDT

No HBO? No problem.

Even without the cable channel, you can catch the premiere of Aaron Sorkin’s new show The Newsroom on YouTube.

Similar to the strategy HBO employed with Girls and Veep, viewers can check out the pilot (but so far only the pilot) for free as part of the network’s effort to get you hooked.

Check out what all the buzz is about on HBO’s YouTube channel, and then read Ken Tucker’s take on the premiere.

Read more:

‘The Newsroom’ premiere review: Did Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series make you mad as hell, or happy as a clam?

10 Signs You’re Watching an Aaron Sorkin TV Show

Aaron Sorkin hates the Internet. Why does he keep writing about tech geniuses?

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