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    'The Newsroom' Episode 5 Review and Recap: In 'Amen,' Men Sustain Injuries while Women Sustain Hallmark Holiday Battiness

    In Sunday's all-new episode of "The Newsroom," personal injury and protest are recurring visuals against the powers-that-be -- an interesting idea that's clouded by Sorkin's grating use of Valentine's Day as a female crazyfest.

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    Recap: 'The Newsroom' Halts Its Death Plunge With Its Least Terrible Episode Since The Pilot

    So far "The Newsroom" has had two major problems, sitting on top of a whole bunch of minor ones. Firstly, Aaron Sorkin's often-questionable approach to female characters has reached something of a zenith here. His shows have often featured strong powerful women undone by their love lives, but the le...

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    Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' Gets A Writing Staff Shakeup

    It was little over a year ago that Aaron Sorkin was celebrating an honor that (arguably) represents the pinnacle of his craft – an Academy Award – but after airing just four episodes of his new show “The Newsroom” things are looking considerably less rosy. Sorkin hasn’t...

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    Amazon Prime Instant Adds 'Fringe' & 'West Wing' to Library for a Supernatural-FBI-Clinton-Administration Summer

    Fans of showrunner-creators Aaron Sorkin and J.J. Abrams will find this exciting: Amazon announces today a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. to add both "Fringe" and "The West Wing" to its Prime Instant Video library this summer. Both titles were previously unavailable.

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    'The Newsroom' Dumps Most of Its Non-Sorkin Writing Staff

    HBO has renewed "The Newsroom" for a second season, but that doesn't mean that everyone involved in the making of the divisive drama will be coming back. The Daily reports that Sorkin has laid off most if not all of his writing staff:

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    'The Newsroom' Episode 4 Review and Recap: 'I'll Try to Fix You' or Take You Down

    In Sunday's all-new episode of "The Newsroom," defamation is the vicious, attractive stranger at the party, waiting for someone to take the bait.

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    THE NEWSROOM RECAP 3: THE 112TH CONGRESS

    As much as I believe Aaron Sorkin is, to some extent, correct about the brokenness of our news system, as I’ve watched "The Newsroom," I’m finding myself increasingly sympathetic with the people he’s angry at, the ones who knuckle under to commercial pressure and the terms of their contracts as Will...

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    'The Newsroom' Episode 3 Review and Recap: The Morning After 'The 112th Congress,' a Silent Waiting Game Erupts

    In a canny bit of Sorkin script engineering, the "News Night" team tackles Tea Party politics for six straight months with nary a peep from the 44th floor. But as with Jane Fonda's silent lioness Leona Lansing, a period of quiet comes before the roar.

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    Aaron Sorkin's Female Trouble: The Women of 'The Newsroom'

    Aaron Sorkin is once again under fire for his writing of female characters. Following the blowback surrounding his portrayal of women in his script for "The Social Network" (one I didn't actually agree with), he's back attracting talk of sexism thanks to his new (and recently renew...

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    THE NEWSROOM RECAP 2: NEWSROOM 2.0

    For Aaron Sorkin’s characters, doing your job and falling in love are often inseparable processes.

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