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No business like the news business: Aaron Sorkin on ‘Newsroom’

by Danielle Berrin

July 6, 2012 | 2:25 pm

Aaron Sorkin, Emily Mortimer and Jeff Daniels. Photo by REUTERS/Keith Bedford/Files

Aaron Sorkin, Emily Mortimer and Jeff Daniels. Photo by REUTERS/Keith Bedford/Files

Aaron Sorkin, the playwright, television writer and Oscar-winning screenwriter of “The Social Network,” is causing a stir with his new HBO series, “The Newsroom,” about the inside antics of a cable news show and its commentary on American journalism. Sorkin’s “The West Wing” and “Sports Night,” among others, have earned the veteran show creator a reputation for intense examinations of institutional milieus — government, sports and now the news industry. He’s also distinguished himself through his style of writing, famous for its prolix dialogue, withering wit and moral idealism, for which he ranks among the most literary of Hollywood writers. In an e-mail interview, Sorkin expounded on the journalism he trusts, how he copes with bad reviews and the unique rewards of having a daughter.

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