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Cast, Creators, and Execs Look Back on 'The West Wing' - Posted May 13, 2014
Fifteen years ago, America's captivation began for a new television series that chronicled the personal and professional lives of senior White House staffers working directly for the President. Aaron Sorkin and ... [FishbowlDC]

Aaron Sorkin's Take on the Rise of TV Binge-Watching - Posted April 23, 2014
Aaron Sorkin made headlines... [Lost Remote]

The Morning Ticker: Sorkin's Apology, Walters Proclamation, Comcast Opposition - Posted April 22, 2014
Aaron Sorkin is apologizing for "The Newsroom" and wishes he could have a do-over. Sorkin, who is working on the third and final season of the HBO show, explains. May 16 is "... [TVNewser]

How 'Network' Predicted the Future of TV News - Posted February 18, 2014
If you work (or have worked) in TV news, and we know many of you do, you've probably seen "Network," the 1976 classic which takes a cynical look at the news business as fictional TV network UBS exploits its anchorman for corporate profit. (If you haven't seen it, get to Netflix,... [TVNewser]

'The Newsroom' Ending After Third Season - Posted January 13, 2014
The third season of "The Newsroom" will be its last, HBO announced this afternoon. The ... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Banfield, Lawsuit, 'CTM' - Posted September 30, 2013
CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield and "The Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin appear to be an item. The pair arrived at a film premiere together last week, and were photographed on the red carpet together. Banfield... [Fishbowl NY]

The Evening Ticker: Banfield, Lawsuit, 'CTM' - Posted September 30, 2013
CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield and "The Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin appear to be an item. The pair arrived at a film premiere together last week, and were photographed on the red carpet together. Banfield... [FishbowlNY]

The Evening Ticker: Banfield, Lawsuit, 'CTM' - Posted September 30, 2013
CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield and "The Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin appear to be an item. The pair arrived at a film premiere together last week, and were photographed on the red carpet together. Banfield... [TVNewser]

From MSNBC Research Assistant to The Newsroom Co-Star - Posted September 17, 2013
Some people have all the luck. Consider the fateful trajectory of Margaret Judson, who plays the part of producer Tess Westin on The Newsroom. As revisited in The ... [GalleyCat]

Aaron Sorkin is ALWAYS Issuing BLISTERING Rants About The Huffington Post - Posted August 22, 2013
Aaron Sorkin, speaking at an event hosted by The New Republic and HBO, had some unkind words for The Huffington Post. According to Mother Jones... [Fishbowl NY]

Aaron Sorkin is ALWAYS Issuing BLISTERING Rants About The Huffington Post - Posted August 22, 2013
Aaron Sorkin, speaking at an event hosted by The New Republic and HBO, had some unkind words for The Huffington Post. According to Mother Jones... [FishbowlNY]

Will the Steve Jobs Movies Be Good PR for Apple? - Posted August 16, 2013
Today we stopped thinking of Ashton Kutcher as "Kelso from That 70's Show" long enough to wonder: will the two upcoming films about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs create good press for a company that could use ... [PRNewser]

Chris Matthews And Ashleigh Banfield Among 'The Newsroom' Paid Consultants - Posted June 19, 2013
With season two of HBO's "The Newsroom" right around the corner, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that HBO and Aaron Sorkin ... [TVNewser]

This Just In: Aaron Sorkin Reshoots Cost HBO a Lot of Money - Posted June 19, 2013
It's the kind of juicy feature article pull quote that publicists usually can only dream of in the midst of a Skinny Margarita evening confab: Aaron Sorkin on the multi-million dollar reshoots of the first few episodes... [Fishbowl NY]

This Just In: Aaron Sorkin Reshoots Cost HBO a Lot of Money - Posted June 19, 2013
It's the kind of juicy feature article pull quote that publicists usually can only dream of in the midst of a Skinny Margarita evening confab: Aaron Sorkin on the multi-million dollar reshoots of the first few episodes... [FishbowlNY]

Jane Fonda: 'I'm Rupert Murdoch Marinated in Ted Turner' - Posted June 4, 2013
That's how potential 2013 Primetime Emmy nominee Jane Fonda described Leona Lansing, her character in The Newsroom, during a recent Google+ hangout with Gold Derby head prognosticator Tom O'Neil: "By that, what I mean is - That I am a ferocious businesswoman who looks very, very closely... [FishbowlLA]

Season Two Of HBO's 'The Newsroom' Debuts Sunday July 14 - Posted April 12, 2013
The second season of HBO's "The Newsroom," which follows the fictional goings-on at "News Night" and Atlantis Cable News, will debut Sunday, July 14 at 10 PM. According to HBO, "in the new season, the staff of 'News Night' chases a mysterious tip, which leads to a story that ultimately spins out... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan, Aaron Sorkin And The Cast Of 'The Newsroom' Walk Into The Paley Center... - Posted March 5, 2013
CNN host Piers Morgan moderated the panel for the HBO series "The Newsroom" at the Paley Center For Media late Sunday. The Paley Center is in the midst of PaleyFest, which features panels and presentations of new and returning TV shows. Morgan, Aaron Sorkin and the cast sparred a bit (in a... [TVNewser]

Today In CNN News - Posted January 31, 2013
Following the bombshell day on Tuesday, more rumors, news and opinions continue to trickle in regarding CNN. FishbowlDC ... [TVNewser]

Jane Fonda: 'Newsroom' Character 'Rupert Murdoch that's been marinated in a little Ted Turner' - Posted December 10, 2012
Actress Jane Fonda is a guest on tomorrow's edition of "Katie," and among other things she talks to Katie Couric about her character on the HBO series "The Newsroom." Fonda plays Leona Lansing, the CEO of Atlantis World Media, the parent company of Atlantis Cable News. Fonda, of course, was once... [TVNewser]

Aaron Sorkin: Steve Jobs Biopic Will Consist of 'Three Scenes' - Posted November 15, 2012
During today's portion of the Newsweek/Daily Beast Hero Summit in Washington D.C., Aaron Sorkin provided a tantalizing preview of the script structure he is relying on to adapt Walter Isaacson's Ste... [GalleyCat]

Aaron Sorkin Writers-Firing Story Turns Into Unholy TCA, Twitter Mess - Posted August 2, 2012
Yesterday at the TCA, The Newsroom writer-creator Aaron Sorkin hung a reporter out to dry. In a fashion so shocking it probably merits serious consideration as a Season Two subplot. From W... [FishbowlLA]

Aaron Sorkin Cans His Newsroom Writing Staff - Posted July 20, 2012
The Daily is reporting that Aaron Sorkin has gotten rid of his entire Newsroom writing staff, with the exception of his ex-girlfriend ... [FishbowlLA]

Aaron Sorkin Cans His Newsroom Writing Staff - Posted July 20, 2012
The Daily is reporting that Aaron Sorkin has gotten rid of his entire Newsroom writing staff, with the exception of his ex-girlfriend ... [GalleyCat]

The Creator of Canada's 'The Newsroom' Talks About A Certain HBO Program Of The Same Name - Posted July 10, 2012
Are you a fan of "The Newsroom"? No, not the HBO show from Aaron Sorkin. I'm talking about the original program, the dark comedy that aired on Canada's CBC in the late 90's and early 2000's. The Daily Beast's Soraya R... [TVNewser]

HBO Renews 'The Newsroom' - Posted July 2, 2012
HBO has renewed "The Newsroom" for a second season after only two episodes, the premium cable channel says. The series, from creator Aaron Sorkin, follows cable news anchor Will McAvoy (... [TVNewser]

Aaron Sorkin: 'News shows should be exempt from having to deliver ratings' - Posted June 27, 2012
HBO's "The Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin was on "CBS This Morning" this morning, and he was asked by co-anchors Charlie Rose and Gayle King for his thoughts on the state of TV news. "News shows should be exempt from having to deliver ratings," So... [TVNewser]

'The Newsroom' Debuts To 2.1 Million Viewers - Posted June 25, 2012
Sunday night's debut episode of "The Newsroom" on HBO drew 2.1 million viewers at 10 PM. That is a mixed bag ratings-wise for the pay cable network. The ratings place it just below "Game of Thrones," which drew 2.2 million viewers in its premiere, though it is far below "Boardwalk Empire"... [TVNewser]

The Recycled Dialogue of Aaron Sorkin - Posted June 25, 2012
Aaron Sorkin, it seems, has a tendency to repeat himself. The video's editor, Kevin Porter, calls the supercut a tribute to Sorkin. He says, "This is not intended... [FishbowlLA]

HBO Streams First Episode of The Newsroom on YouTube - Posted June 25, 2012
Aaron Sorkin's latest show, The Newsroom, aired its first episode on HBO Sunday night. If you didn't get a chance to watch the show or don't subscribe to HBO, you're in luck. HBO is currently streaming the entire first episode on YouTube. ... [10,000 Words]

CNN Can Find a Roadmap in ... 'The Newsroom' ? - Posted June 25, 2012
Did you watch "The Newsroom" last night? If so, did you find yourself wondering, "I wish cable news was more like that!" The NYTimes' David Carr says the CNN newsroom is th... [TVNewser]

Critics Not Too Keen On HBO's 'The Newsroom' - Posted June 22, 2012
"The Newsroom" debuts Sunday evening on HBO, and reviews are in for the latest TV series from Aaron Sorkin (Read TVNewser columnist Gail Shister's... [TVNewser]

The Real News Ties to a Fictional Cable Newsroom - Posted June 7, 2012
The New York Times' David Itzkoff caught up with Aaron Sorkin ... [TVNewser]

Sorkin On 'The Newsroom': 'None of the characters are inspired by real people, not even a little bit' - Posted May 31, 2012
TV and film writer Aaron Sorkin appeared at the All Things D conference, where he talked about writing the Steve Jobs biopic, and of course "The Newsroom," his upcoming cable news-centric show on HBO. Sorkin re... [TVNewser]

Facebook to Set Final IPO Price | Pinterest Raises $120 Million | States Weigh Social Media Gambling - Posted May 17, 2012
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Aaron Sorkin to Write Film Adaptation of Steve Jobs Bio - Posted May 16, 2012
Sony Pictures Entertainment will adapt Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Steve Jobs, with The Social Network screenwriter ... [GalleyCat]

Oh Look, Another Trailer For HBO's 'The Newsroom' - Posted May 14, 2012
Fresh from HBO, another new trailer for the upcoming Aaron Sorkin series set in the world of cable news, "The Newsroom." WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

HBO Releases New Trailer for The Newsroom - Posted April 30, 2012
A promising second trailer for Aaron Sorkin's new HBO drama The Newsroom premiered Sunday night prior to Game of Thrones. The show stars Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy, a network news anchor struggling to honor journalistic ethics in the face of soulless corporate demands, ... [FishbowlLA]

HBO's 'The Newsroom' Reveals More In Trailer Two - Posted April 30, 2012
HBO has released its second trailer for the upcoming Aaron Sorkin series "The Newsroom." The trailer goes into a bit more detail about some of the story, opening with news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) speaking to his viewers (on a set reminiscent of "ABC World News"): "I am apologizing to the... [TVNewser]

Jesse Eisenberg To Reprise Mark Zuckerberg Role For Aaron Sorkin's HBO Series 'The Newsroom' - Posted April 16, 2012
[caption id="attachment_122587" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Mark Zuckerberg and Jesse Eisenberg on 'SNL'"][/caption] Actor Jesse Eisenberg, who starred in the hit film "The Social Network," has been c... [TVNewser]

Aaron Sorkin on the 'Musical Dialogue' of 'The Newsroom' - Posted April 10, 2012
Vanity Fair previews the upcoming HBO series "... [TVNewser]

Coming This Summer To HBO: "The Newsroom" - Posted April 9, 2012
If you liked The West Wing or The Social Network and you're a journalism junkie, then mark your calendars for the debut of Aaron Sorkin's next HBO premiere: The Newsroom. The trailer is embedded below: The HBO website describ... [10,000 Words]

Aaron Sorkin's Newsroom Trailer Is Out - Posted April 2, 2012
The trailer for Aaron Sorkin's new HBO show The Newsroom is making its way across the Interwebz. Based on the two minutes above, The Atlantic calls it "Network with a ... [FishbowlLA]

Revolving Door: 'Newsroom,' Couric on 'GMA,' Palin on 'TODAY' - Posted April 2, 2012
The trailer for Aaron Sorkin's new ... [PRNewser]

Introducing 'Atlantis Cable News,' The Cable News Channel On Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' - Posted February 8, 2012
Say hello to "Atlantis Cable News," or "ACN" for short. ACN is the fictional cable news channel at the heart of Aaron Sorkin's upcoming HBO drama "The Newsroom," slated to debut this Summer. A source close to the show tells TVNewser that HBO i... [TVNewser]

Australian Politician Lifts Lines from a Michael Douglas American President Speech - Posted January 27, 2012
Australian House of Representatives leader Anthony Albanese was just busted ... [FishbowlLA]

It's Official: Aaron Sorkin's HBO Cable News Show To Be Called 'The Newsroom' - Posted December 22, 2011
HBO has confirmed what TVNewser first reported earlier this month: the highly-anticipated Aaron Sorkin series about cable news will be called "The Newsroom" when it debuts on HBO next year. HBO released a video looking back at 2011 and previewing 2012, in which the first few frames from the program make an... [TVNewser]

Jane Fonda Joining Sorkin's HBO Series 'Newsroom' - Posted December 15, 2011
HBO has cast Jane Fonda in its upcoming cable news series from Aaron Sorkin, ... [TVNewser]

Will HBO and Aaron Sorkin Draw Canada's Ire With The Name Of Their New Show 'Newsroom'? - Posted December 6, 2011
Yesterday TVNewser revealed that "West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin's new HBO program would be called "Newsroom" or "The Newsroom." A number of bloggers, including Variety's Jon Weisman and Jim ... [TVNewser]

Aaron Sorkin's HBO Cable News Series To Be Called 'Newsroom' - Posted December 5, 2011
Exclusive: The upcoming HBO drama about cable news from "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin... [TVNewser]

EXCLUSIVE: Getting to Know an LA Times 'Gossip' Queen - Posted September 26, 2011
Our report last week about the record-breaking August numbers for LATimes.com included the rather remarkable stat of 3.5 million page views registered by the relatively new b... [FishbowlLA]

It's Official: HBO Orders Aaron Sorkin's Cable News Drama to Series - Posted September 8, 2011
HBO has given a series order to Aaron Sorkin's drama series set behind-the-scenes at a fictional cable news channel. HBO announced that it ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Shoots Down Proposed Chris Matthews Cameo in Aaron Sorkin's HBO Pilot - Posted July 7, 2011
New York's Joe Adalian reports that MSNBC has apparently nixed a proposed cameo by Chris Matthews... [TVNewser]

Jeff Daniels-Cable News Anchor? - Posted March 21, 2011
Actor Jeff Daniels (pictured here in "Dumb & Dumber") is in talks to play the lead in Aaron Sorkin's upcoming HBO drama pilot set in the world of cable n... [TVNewser]

Aaron Sorkin's Cable News Drama Gets Pilot Order From HBO - Posted January 30, 2011
Earlier this week, we noted that Aaron Sorkin's next project was set in the world of cable news. Well, it is moving forward, with HBO giving the pilot a gre... [FishbowlLA]

Aaron Sorkin's Next TV Show Tackling Cable News - Posted January 24, 2011
Nearly two years ago, we floated the idea that "West Wing" creator and The Social Network" writer Aaron Sorkin was contemplating doing a... [TVNewser]

The National Society of Film Critics Tabs Social Network Best Picture - Posted January 10, 2011
The Road to the Oscars went through Manhattan over the weekend. New York-based National Society of Film Critics chose The Social Network, the movie that chronicles the genesis of Facebook, as best picture. The assembled 61 critics from across the country met at Sardi's Restaurant for their 45th annual meeting. The... [Fishbowl NY]

The National Society of Film Critics Tabs Social Network Best Picture - Posted January 10, 2011
The Road to the Oscars went through Manhattan over the weekend. New York-based National Society of Film Critics chose The Social Network, the movie that chronicles the genesis of Facebook, as best picture. The assembled 61 critics from across the country met at Sardi's Restaurant for their 45th annual meeting. The... [FishbowlNY]

Aaron Sorkin Misses The Mark On Animal Rights - Posted December 10, 2010
So Sarah Palin shot a caribou on her lousy reality show. Killed it, butchered it, and stuck it in her freezer. This is one of the least offensive things Palin has done d... [FishbowlLA]

The Social Network Wins Big at The National Board of Review Awards - Posted December 2, 2010
The Social Network is cleaning up in the early awards season. The film just won Best Film, Best Director for David Fincher, Best Screenplay for ... [FishbowlLA]

Aaron Sorkin Defends His Women - Posted October 11, 2010
Veteran Hollywood TV writer-director-producer Ken Levine got a nice surprise over the weekend via his personal Blogspot page. On Saturday night, October 9th, The Social Networ... [FishbowlLA]

Parker Spitzer Premieres on CNN - Posted October 5, 2010
Last night CNN premiered its new 8 PM show, "Parker Spitzer." The duo promised a different sort of cable news show, with pundits that would be unlike the ones you see on the other networks "The one thing we don't want is for someone to turn on the TV and say 'oh... [TVNewser]

$1.5 Million in Grants Donated Thanks to Hollywood Foreign Press Association - Posted July 29, 2010
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association broke their own record for donations at their annual Installation Luncheon last night. Release in full: Hollywood Foreign Press Association Donates Over $1.5 Million at 2010 Installation Luncheon Financial Grants Given to 41 Film Schools and Non-Profit Organizations BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - July 28, 2010) - The Hollywood Foreign Press... [FishbowlLA]

Top Magazine Launches|NYT Writer's Seven-Figure Book Deal|The Sun To Rise Again?|The End Of Times Extra|Aaron Sorkin's New Show Within A Show|"Daily Show" Has Fake News, Real Media Criticism - Posted November 18, 2009
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Top Magazine Launches|NYT Writer's Seven-Figure Book Deal|The Sun To Rise Again?|The End Of Times Extra|Aaron Sorkin's New Show Within A Show|"Daily Show" Has Fake News, Real Media Criticism - Posted November 18, 2009
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"Countdown with Keith Olbermann" Sorkinized? - Posted April 10, 2009
In an Entertainment Weekly story urging Aaron Sorkin back to television, Lynette Rice float... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 26, 2009
Baby You Should Drive My Car: In answer to whether the president believes American automakers are producing cars that are worth buying, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs noted that the Driver-in-Chief actually owns one -- "a Ford Escape Hybrid, like his press secretary." (Twinsies!) Gibbs added that while his gray model was... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann Chastises AP's Assessment of Obama Speech - Posted August 29, 2008
Huffpo had this. ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted July 17, 2007
Sorkin Finds Losing Is A Bitch: In a sit-down with Aaron Sorkin, Patrick Goldstein (an avowed Sorkin fan, like ourselves) writes that Studio 60 failed on the weight of its own bad premise m... [FishbowlLA]

Peabody Awards Announced. Studio 60 Not On The List - Posted April 4, 2007
It's official. One half of Fishbowl is the sole fan of the now-departed Aaron Sorkin dramedy. But, at least Scrubs won. ... [FishbowlLA]

Sorkin Meets TV Inventor's Kin, At Least One of Them Is Giddy About It - Posted February 27, 2007
Aaron Sorkin is clearly head-over-heels about television -- his Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is nothing but a big mash note to the importance of the boob tube. But with everyone making fun of his lil'show (except this half FBLA, which still ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times: All Too Ready To Make Nice With Sorkin - Posted January 22, 2007
FBLA loves that the LA Times found people who love, love, love Studio 60. Aaron Sorkin blasted writer, Deborah Netburn and others by name for daring to critize his show, and for inte... [FishbowlLA]

Aaron Sorkin: LA Times Not Sufficiently Fawning, Bloggers Not Worthy - Posted January 17, 2007
Aaron Sorkin is displeased with the LA Times. Maria Elena Fernandez, Scott Collins, and Deborah Netburn dared write in a critical way about Studio 60. Sorkin recounts their misdeeds to Shelley Gabert from ... [FishbowlLA]

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