After a freshman season that managed to avoid any sign of extreme highs or lows, AARON SORKIN’S much talked-about new series THE NEWSROOM comes to a close tonight on HBO. Set in a fictional TV cable news station and centered on an iconoclastic anchor hell-bent on changing the world through self-righteous rants, the series has been a combination of all the things we’ve come to love and hate about SORKIN’S writing. Using storylines taken from actual headlines and employing a terrific cast (JEFF DANIELS, EMILY MORTIMER, DEV PATEL, SAM WATERSTON, OLIVIA MUNN), THE NEWSROOM has been, if nothing else, interesting.
During the Television Critics Association press conference to promote the show, JEFF DANIELS and AARON SORKIN talked about some of the characters on the show. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
The first season finale of THE NEWSROOM airs tonight on HBO