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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Aaron Sorkin Says 'The Newsroom' Is 'Fantasy'

Posted 07.17.2012 | TV

Although Aaron Sorkin's HBO series "The Newsroom" has earned criticism, with journalists calling its portrayal of the industry unrealistic, the creato...

Review: Aaron's Sorkin's The Newsroom

Rajiv Naresh | Posted 09.11.2012 | Media
Rajiv Naresh

As all of Sorkin's work, there's enough drama and idealism to make this show watchable and even moderately addictive.

Figuring Out The Newsroom

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.10.2012 | TV
Zaki Hasan

Seeing Rambo II and The Newsroom in such close proximity got some neurons firing in my brain that helped me finally figure out what's going on with creator Aaron Sorkin's wildy divisive new HBO skein.

Olivia Munn: Lay Off 'The Newsroom' & Aaron Sorkin

Posted 07.10.2012 | TV

Olivia Munn thinks "The Newsroom" (Sundays at 1- p.m. ET on HBO) deserves a break. A great deal of criticism has been thrown Aaron Sorkin's way sin...

A Great Speech About Why America Isn't Great Anymore (But Can Be Again)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 09.09.2012 | TV
Carla Seaquist

For those of us heartsick over the moral state of things in this country, this is pure catnip.

Will McAvoy's Rules -- And Ours

Howard Fineman | Posted 09.08.2012 | Media
Howard Fineman

Yes, it is unrealistic and predictable. It is preachy and takes place in a galaxy long ago and far away. In other words, it is a fairy tale. Well, fairy tales are meant to inspire and instruct, and The Newsroom manages to do both in a mostly entertaining way.

Alison Pill Talks Learning 'Sorkinese'

Posted 07.06.2012 | TV

Aaron Sorkin employs some interesting techniques when it comes to having his cast learn their fast-paced lines -- just ask star of "The Newsroom" (Sun...

Were We Great?

Noah Baron | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home
Noah Baron

Sorkin paints a view of American history that goes beyond even deeply flawed: it's downright fictional.

Can We Reinvent TV News (Please)?

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 09.02.2012 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

Let's not rely on Sorkin to reinvent TV news. But let's reinvent it, please.

'The Newsroom' Gets Renewed (Whether You Like It Or Not)

Posted 09.01.2012 | TV

HBO has renewed "The Newsroom" for a second season, shortly after the second episode of the debut season aired. Aaron Sorkin's return to TV has rec...

'The Newsroom's' Female Trouble

Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.02.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

It's hard to know what's most infuriating: that MacKenzie is written as though she hasn't even heard of a war zone or that she's presented as alternately hysterical and incompetent.

'The Newsroom' Recap: It Doesn't Get Better

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.02.2012 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

I worried that I'd been too cynical and too hard on the show. But the second episode, "Newsnight 2.0," did not do much to bolster my hopes for "The Newsroom."

5 Ways Parenting is Like The Newsroom

Liz Kozak | Posted 08.31.2012 | Parents
Liz Kozak

The news never stops, and neither does parenting. Disaster can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone.

Taking the Shame Out of Opinion Journalism

Karthika Muthukumaraswamy | Posted 08.28.2012 | Media
Karthika Muthukumaraswamy

Expressing opinion in journalism isn't a fault in itself. But the veiling of that opinion behind a supposedly right vs. wrong debate of ever-increasing decibels, over-simplifications and extreme biases is.

Why Does Louis C.K. Hate-Watch Aaron Sorkin?

Posted 06.28.2012 | Comedy

During an appearance on "The B.S. Report" podcast, Louis C.K. told host Bill Simmons that the television show he ever loved watching the most was also...