Aaron Sorkin talks 'The Newsroom' in his latest NPR interview with host Terry Gross

Reviews for HBO's "The Newsroom" have been mixed so far with both critics and viewers spread across a polarized spectrum. Four episodes into the first season, it seems people are still trying hard to placeAaron Sorkin's latest project within the ranks of his previous works, which include the Oscar-winning film "The Social Network," and Emmy-winning show "The West Wing."In his latest interview with NPR host, Terry Gross, Sorkin discusses the reasoning behind some of his "Newsroom" decisions, while giving insight into his own particular writing process."I like writing idealistically and romantically, and if you can do that in a place that's usually looked at cynically, the way journalism is now, you can get something fun out of it," says Sorkin. His characters, as a result, are "aspirational."On why he chose to embed real news events within the show he says, "It's sort of a gift that kept giving because you have the fun of the...



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