Emily Mortimer and Jeff Daniels

In the world of 24/7 news cycles, what qualifies as information and what is just entertainment? That's the question asked by the cast and crew of HBO's new drama The Newsroom, from Aaron Sorkin, the mind behind The West Wing and The Social Network, who is about to pull the curtain back on the world of a cable news network.

In this first look featurette below, Sorkin and the cast — including Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer — discuss the mission behind their fictional ACN news network and dissect the real-life research that went into creating The Newsroom.

The Newsroom premieres Sunday, June 24 at 10/9c on HBO.

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