The Madeleine Brand Show for June 25, 2012

Aaron Sorkin on his new HBO drama, 'The Newsroom'

Aaron Sorkin

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Aaron Sorkin talks with Alan Poul and Greg Mottola at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Friday. The panel was moderated by Madeleine Brand.

Aaron Sorkin

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Aaron Sorkin spoke about his new show The Newsroom at Los Angeles Film Festival on Friday.

Aaron Sorkin

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KPCC's Madeleine Brand interviewed Aaron Sorkin about his new series, The Newsroom, at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Friday.

Aaron Sorkin

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Executive producer of The Newsroom, Alan Poul, joined a panel with his colleague Aaron Sorkin on Friday at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Aaron Sorkin

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Greg Mottola, one of the directors of the new show The Newsroom, participated in a panel at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Friday.

Aaron Sorkin

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Aaron Sorkin spoke about his new show The Newsroom at the Los Angeles film festival on Friday.


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:


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