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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...

The Newsroom Is a Loaded Fantasy, But It Should Get Us Talking

Mark Lashley | Posted 08.28.2012 | TV
Mark Lashley

It's possible that the problem with The Newsroom is a mistaken ordering of its priorities. It's presented as, "Come for the political polemic, stay for the high-stakes workplace drama," rather than the other way around.

'The Newsroom' and CNN

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.28.2012 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

The program, which was filled with smart dialogue, internal conflict and self-righteousness, was a bit misleading about what happens behind the scenes at a cable news network.

Aaron Sorkin's Next TV Show: Guy on Street Corner Yelling Things

Spencer Green | Posted 08.26.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Emmy and Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin has announced his latest small-screen enterprise, a show titled Guy on Street Corner Yelling Things, in which a guy yells about various topics for the duration of each episode's five-hour running time.

Hey Media Snarks: Sorkin Has a Point

Howard Fineman | Posted 08.26.2012 | Media
Howard Fineman

The Newsroom is a paint-by-numbers Sorkin effort, given a frisson of media interest and buzz only because the workplace this time is the media itself. Nothing gets us going like someone we don't like preaching to us about our shortcomings.

The Newsroom: Aaron Sorkin's Love Letter to TV News

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 08.25.2012 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

The Newsroom tells the story of the collision between the way television journalism was and what journalism has become.

In Defense of Smart

Eve Simon | Posted 08.26.2012 | Home
Eve Simon

After watching the pilot of Aaron Sorkin's new HBO drama The Newsroom, I'm not at all surprised that people have been beating on it like some alien weed they're hell bent on destroying. The show is just too smart.

The Newsroom Fantasy-Journalism Is What They Want

Mike Hegedus | Posted 07.09.2012 | Media
Mike Hegedus

When Sorkin's characters wax poetic about the responsibility of news people and the importance of journalism, now you can just smile and ask yourself, 'Would Jeff Daniels character do what he's doing for $162.50 a week and would you watch it for your own good?'

'The Newsroom': The Musical?

Posted 06.26.2012 | TV

They may be cutthroat journalists, but Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and Jim Harper (John Gallagher Jr.) have another skill to exercise on "The Newsroom....