It’s not exactly a stretch to say that “The Newsroom” is one of the smartest shows on television. The show, which is written by Aaron Sorkin and stars Jeff Daniels as a polarizing news anchor, uses news from the recent past to anchor its drama.
While the new season doesn’t premiere on HBO until July 14, The Wall Street Journal
is already getting a speak peek. Its Speakeasy blog
shares an exclusive clip of a roundtable discussion where both the cast and creators talk about the process of writing around recent news stories:
It’s a rare peek into Sorkin’s creative process. “So often the audience knows more than the characters do, which can be a very exciting thing,” Sorkin tells WSJ
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The trailer for season two gives no hints as to which storylines they’ll choose, but TVLine.com reported it will deal heavily with the 2012 presidential election:
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