'The Newsroom': Is the Aaron Sorkin magic back?


Aaron Sorkin, the man behind "Sports Night" and four-time Outstanding Drama Series Emmy-winner "The West Wing," debuted a new show on HBO Sunday night (June 24) - "The Newsroom," starring Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy, an anchor on a major cable news network, Sam Waterston as the president of the network and Emily Mortimer as the new executive producer who has a complicated past with McAvoy.The show definitely has Sorkin's fingerprints all over it - the break-neck dialogue, the pedo-conferencing, the "anti"-American rant done as hundreds of cell phones were on record - reminiscent of the on-air rant by Wes Mendell that kicked off "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," though the topic of the rant was different and "Studio 60" never really found its footing as a show.Will "West Wing" and "Sports Night" fans flock to "The Newsroom"? It seems like they might - there is a lot of room for the type of...



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