Real-world boost for drama scripts
Sorkin (pictured) has confronted critics of his drama The Newsroom head-on. The Oscar-winning writer-producer has denied reports that he had fired his writing staff of the series, which will air on television from Monday, August 20, on pay TV’s Soho channel. Sorkin says there had been staff changes, but all the writers had not been dismissed. He said he is hiring staff with real-world newsroom experience for the second season. The show, starring Jeff Daniels, is set in a fictional cable news network.