Aaron Sorkin is the writer behind critically adored shows like "The West Wing," "Sports Night" and the movie "The Social Network."
He's known for high drama and witty dialogue delivered at breakneck speed.
His latest, "The Newsroom," stars Jeff Daniels as a news anchor named Will McAvoy. McAvoy works for a cable news show that is struggling to find it's place in an increasingly polarized media landscape.
Madeleine Brand spoke to Sorkin Friday at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
"The Newsroom" airs Sundays at 10pm on HBO.
Listen to the full interview below: