'The Newsroom' Season 2: Aaron Sorkin retools his take on cable news

Aaron Sorkin needs to be as satisfied with his work as anyone, confirmed by how he's launching Season 2 of "The Newsroom."The Emmy-winning creator, producer and frequent writer of "The West Wing" and Oscar-winning writer of "The Social Network" literally went back to the drawing board after filming had started on his current HBO series' sophomore round, which begins Sunday, July 14.He restructured the first two episodes -- which meant considerable reshooting and cost -- and rewrote the third, as many employees of the fictional Atlantis Cable News are deposed by a network lawyer (played by new cast member Marcia Gay Harden) over an aired report, a framing device that runs throughout the new stories."It was a very comfortable structure for me," Sorkin, whose play-turned-movie "A Few Good Men" is echoed by its use now, tells Zap2it. "With the courtroom dynamic, it's clear what the stakes are and what the intentions and obstacles are. It's...


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