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Aaron Sorkin

How 'The West Wing' Influenced Myanmar

AP | Posted 11.20.2012 | TV

WASHINGTON — Myanmar's former generals have looked to American television for tips on how to build a democracy. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary...

The Sorkinization of Democrats

Nick Hentschel | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Nick Hentschel

Are Democrats going to follow the trajectory of a Sorkin teleplay over the next 60 days by no longer engaging in policy debates against Republicans with trepidation?

Looking Back at 'The Newsroom,' Pondering a Free Market

Andrew Fish | Posted 11.04.2012 | TV
Andrew Fish

By inserting a fictional cast into the framework of real-world events, Aaron Sorkin has provided both an outspoken opinion on American politics and a starting point for research into any number of financial and political issues facing the country.

The 2012 Fall TV Schedule (Or Something Like It)

Spencer Green | Posted 11.04.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Mondays, 8-9: NBC - Launching the Careers of Mediocre Singers As Though the Fate of Western Civilization Depended On It And, At This Point, It Probably Does

RINO Watch on Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.04.2012 | Media
Dr. Susan Corso

Mr. McEvoy calls himself a proud Republican, but the "base" of the Republican Party, the GOP, has become the Tea Party, and they would call Mr. McEvoy a RINO, a Republican In Name Only.

Chris Matthews' Smackdown of Reince Priebus Should Be Taught in Journalism School

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Andy Ostroy

With the exception of a couple of righteously indignant journos like Matthews and O'Brien, the American news media, given all that's at stake in this most critical election, appears utterly useless right now.

Larry King Talks YouTube Politics, Suspenders, and HBO's Newsroom (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media
Shira Lazar

Iconic radio, television, and now Internet host Larry King enjoyed his first-ever "geek out" in the What's Trending studio, where we talked about his show on Ora TV, upcoming coverage for YouTube's Politics channel, and rapidly evolving Internet pop culture.

The Best Tweets About 'The Newsroom' Finale

Posted 08.26.2012 | TV

The Season 1 finale of "The Newsroom" airs Sunday on HBO, and the show's fans and detractors have lined up on Twitter to express their anticipation. ...

Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom and the Triumph of Fictional Journalism

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.24.2012 | Media
Craig Newmark

The Newsroom is a kind of romantic screwball comedy, and it succeeds well on that level. But more importantly, the show reminds us that the press is the immune system of democracy and that serious news requires serious ethical practice like checking the facts, no matter how dangerous.

It's Over For Kristin Davis & Aaron Sorkin

Posted 08.22.2012 | Celebrity

It seems things are over between Kristin Davis and Aaron Sorkin. In Touch Weekly is reporting the couple is no longer together. “They’re very d...

An Open Challenge to Journalists

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media
Andy Ostroy

Can you imagine how difficult it is in this toxic climate for the average, typically apolitical American to decipher fact from fiction?

Dev Patel: I Learned About Politics Through Wikipedia

Posted 08.17.2012 | TV

Though he's known recently for his portrayal of the intelligent blogger Neal Sampat on "The Newsroom," 22-year-old Dev Patel wasn't always an expert w...

Movie Review: Robot & Frank

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A caper film whose biggest thief is actually the inexorable flow of time, Robot & Frank is a terrific character study that offers the always-captivating Frank Langella the opportunity to stretch out a little bit.

Christopher Rosen

Jesse Eisenberg Doesn't Understand The Knicks Either | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.16.2012 | Entertainment

Jesse Eisenberg isn't like typical celebrities. For starters, he makes his own phone calls. "Hi, this is Jesse," Eisenberg said as normal as humanl...

Why I'm Still Watching The Newsroom

Jennifer Tress | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Jennifer Tress

As Sorkin and his fellow executive producers prepare for season two, I hope they take the feedback to heart and turn the show around.

Obama Flatters Beaming Catwoman Star As 'Best Thing'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama showered praise on celebrity supporters Aaron Sorkin and Anne Hathaway at a high-profile fundraiser Monday hosted...

What TV Taught Us This Week

Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.04.2012 | TV

While TV news brought controversy and a shocking moment or two this week, despite the fact that it wasn't quite as dramatic (the "Modern Family" contr...

'The Newsroom' Vs. Its Biggest Problem: Will McAvoy

Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.02.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

If only I was watching the show Aaron Sorkin thinks he's making. The show that Sorkin thinks is "reaching high" and full of "idealistic" aspirations is dismissive of anyone who isn't a white heterosexual male.

Maggie Furlong

Aaron Sorkin: 'The Newsroom' Writers Were NOT Fired | Maggie Furlong | Posted 08.02.2012 | TV

The Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour has stretched on for almost two weeks now. With TV critics from all over the world cooped up in a ...

Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom: One-Sided Politics Will Not Save Us From Politics

Trevor Burrus | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics
Trevor Burrus

If he wants to portray smart, honest, hard-working people turning journalism back into an antacid for our partisan-induced ulcers, then he should make more of an effort to be a non-partisan researcher.

Aaron Sorkin Dumps 'Newsroom' Writing Staff

Posted 07.19.2012 | TV

The writers' room at "The Newsroom" is going to look very different come Season 2. According to The Daily, creator Aaron Sorkin has reportedly fired t...

The Newsroom: Fantastic or a Flop

Madeline Carey | Posted 09.18.2012 | TV
Madeline Carey

The debate is still on concerning whether or not The Newsroom is actually quality television, but the only real important thing to the big guys up at HBO is that it's being debated about.

The 10 Worst Moments For Women On 'The Newsroom'

The Gloss | Posted 07.19.2012 | Women

I swear, I almost never use the word misogynistic. It’s partly because I don’t believe in a culture where we go around feeling victimized, and ...

How Jeff Daniels Convinced Aaron Sorkin He Could Play Angry

Posted 07.19.2012 | TV

While Jeff Daniels still couldn't say with any certainty anything about the possibility of that "Dumb and Dumber" sequel ever seeing the light of day ...

Olivia Munn Explains Why 'The Newsroom' Cast Is Intimidating

Posted 07.18.2012 | TV

On the new Aaron Sorkin HBO series "The Newsroom," Olivia Munn is in some pretty elite acting company. On "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (Weeknights 12 a.m. ET o...