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    'The Newsroom' 2.1 Review: "First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers" (TRAILER)

    The second season of Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama series "The Newsroom" promises to be every bit as entertaining as its first -- if not more so, due to a unifying structural choice that takes fuller advantage of novelistic narrative freedom of post-"Sopranos" cable drama.

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    An Improved 'The Newsroom' Returns for a Second Season That's Lower on Shrillness, Higher on Fallibility

    Early in this second season of "The Newsroom," "News Night" anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) googles his own name, with the addition of "hate," and turns up a list of sites dedicated to how awful the show's doughty hero is.

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    Reshoots, Rewrites & Why The Second Season Of 'The Newsroom' Is Only 9 Episodes Long

    Before the first episode of "The Newsroom" aired, expectations were sky high for one reason: Aaron Sorkin. This was going to be the new show from the mind behind "The West Wing" and Oscar-winner who penned "The Social Network," and moreover, it was going to tackle the thorny world of cable news. But...

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    Five Quotes From the Hollywood Reporter's 'The Newsroom' Story Sure to Frustrate Critics of the Aaron Sorkin HBO Drama

    The first season of Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama "The Newsroom" was solid with viewers (averaging 7.1 million a week) and divisive with critics, maddening many with its didactic tendencies, hindsight-enabled righting of the poor journalistic practices surrounding real news stories and writing of its fem...

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    Watch: 55-Minute Talk With Matthew Weiner, Aaron Sorkin & More Showrunners About Violence, Their Hit Shows & More

    With the surplus of quality series currently on cable television, there are also the notable names and personalities behind them -- “Mad Men” and Matthew Weiner, D.B. Weiss and “Game of Thrones,” Aaron Sorkin and “The Newsroom.” All are articulate, enjoyable, and insightful, and thanks to the coming...

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    Aaron Sorkin Waves His Hands & Disappears From Hugh Jackman's Broadway Musical ‘Houdini’

    The news of Aaron Sorkin’s disappearance from the writing credits of a production about the art of escapology reads like a shrewd meta-marketing strategy. Reported on Deadline yesterday, it is in fact a rather feeble casualty of circumstances, with Sorkin jumping ship from Broadway’s upcoming "Houdi...

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    'The Daily Show' Visits Sorkin's 'Newsroom' (Video)

    Jon Stewart and the cast of The Daily Show are fond of saying they’re pretend journalists, even though they often do a better job of delivering actual news stories than the circus that is CNN. In this segment about the loss of investigative journalism -- too expensive, too ratings-challe...

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    Aaron Sorkin Reveals Structure of Steve Jobs Biopic Revolves Around 3 Iconic Product Launches

    Coupled in recent years with both an Oscar-nominated biopic as well as a new TV series that could best be described as inconsistent, it's a peculiar case indeed when Aaron Sorkin's cinematic endeavors begin to reign over his other work in terms of quality and anticipation. Yet that's pre...

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    Sorkin Reveals Structure of Steve Jobs Biopic

    Walter Isaacson's bestselling Steve Jobs biography was nothing if not a door-stopper. So writer Aaron Sorkin's challenge was to figure out a way in: cradle to grave biopic? One slice? He went with something closer to "Slumdog Millionaire"'s ingenious way of using the questions as entries to parts of...

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    A 'Newsroom' Wishlist: Five Things We'd Love to See Aaron Sorkin's Drama Do In Its Next Season

    "The Newsroom" closed out its first season this past Sunday the way it began, with an episode -- "The Greater Fool" -- that brought back series premiere director Greg Mottola and showed off the precise mix of fiery idealism, incontestible santimoniousness and maddening ...

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