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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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.