'The Newsroom' Season 2: Aaron Sorkin helped by Chris Matthews and 'people whose names I can't give you'

Aaron Sorkin put out a call for help as he was devising Season 2 of "The Newsroom," and he ended up with something of an all-star team.An Emmy winner for "The West Wing" and an Oscar winner for "The Social Network," the writer-producer launches Season 2 of his HBO drama series Sunday (July 14). Jeff Daniels returns to head the ensemble cast as opinionated cable news anchor Will McAvoy, but Sorkin assembled another ensemble for the sophomore season -- a group of consultants with expertise in news and world events.Among those who answered his call: MSNBC's Chris Matthews, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield, media and politics commentator Jeff Greenfield, MSNBC personality Alex Wagner, political analyst S.E. Cupp (who recently left MSNBC for CNN's upcoming reboot of "Crossfire") and veteran network-news producer Rick Kaplan."I kind of sent out the bat-signal that I was looking for an idea for a high-stakes lawsuit [story]," Sorkin tells Zap2it. "That would give...



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