Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' asks all the right questions


Let's make this simple: "The Newsroom" is the most important drama to make it to television in years.This is not a political statement -- unless the national debate has plunged to such lows that complimenting a show that dares to say what thinking people have been questioning for years is somehow political.HBO's drama, debuting Sunday, June 24, has it all: actors who feel as if they were born to these parts and writing that proves there is hope for TV beyond talent contests, braying shoppers and those in need of psychotropic drugs.Tackling the issue of how crucial an informed public is to democracy, the drama captures the terrific energy in a newsroom when a huge story breaks. It uses its characters to question what's happening in the national arena. There's a lot going on and it takes the singular talent of "West Wing" creator and Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network," "Moneyball") to pull...



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