Aaron Sorkin

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  • Birth Name: Aaron Benjamin Sorkin
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/09/1961, Gemini
  • Profession: Screenwriter; playwright; TV producer
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Aaron Sorkin Apologizes for The Newsroom: "I'd Like to Start Over"

Aaron Sorkin says he'd like to apologize to people who may have misinterpreted his intentions with his HBO series The Newsroom.

"I think you and I got off on the wrong foot with The Newsroom and I apologize and I'd like to start over," Sorkin told the audience at a Tribeca Film Festival event Monday, referencing the criticism over his choice to set the show in the recent past. "I think that there's been a terrible misunderstanding. ... I wasn't trying to and I'm not capable of teaching a professional journalist a lesson. That wasn't my intent and it's never my intent to teach you a lesson or try to persuade you or anything."

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Top Videos: Leonardo DiCaprio Dances at Coachella, Amy Schumer Parodies Aaron Sorkin

This week, a bunch of kids learned what a Walkman is, and the worst Wheel of Fortune contestant ever blew not one, not two, but three puzzles on the game show. Amy Schumer and Josh Charles made a video that poked fun at Aaron Sorkin tropes, and Oreo staged a marketing campaign that challenged chefs around the country to "hack" everyone's favorite cookie. Oh, and Leonardo DiCaprio (maybe) showed off some interesting dance moves at the Coachella music festival in California. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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The Newsroom Officially Renewed for Third and Final Season

This just in: The Newsroom has officially been renewed for a third and final season, HBO announced Monday.

The Aaron Sorkin drama, which stars Jeff Daniels as ACN anchor Will McAvoy, will go into production on its third season in...read more

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Newsroom - Interview
The Social Network: Equation
'The Newsroom: Inside Sn 2 / Ep 4' (HBO)
Moneyball - Clip - You're Killing This Team

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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 The Newsroom TV Show Series, Creator
2012 The Newsroom TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2012 The Newsroom TV Show Series, Creator
2012 The Newsroom TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2011 Moneyball Movie, Writer

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The Newsroom's Happy Ending: What Does It Mean for the Show's Future?

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's Season 2 finale of HBO's The Newsroom. Read at your own risk.]

Depending on who you ask, The Newsroom will be back for a third season on HBO. But you might not have guessed that from watching the show's Season 2 finale. 

Jeff Daniels: The Newsroom has been renewed

The finale focused primarily on the "News Night" team reporting on the 2012 election in the shadow of the huge failure of the false Operation Genoa story, but before the episode ended, nearly every other ongoing plot thread from the season (and series) was tidily wrapped up in a seemingly happy ending... read more

Top Videos: Parks and Rec Bloopers, Jack Black's Web Series, Beyond The Bridge, More

This week, Jack Black launched his new web series Ghost Ghirls, FX went "Beyond The Bridge" and Funny or Die posted an open letter toNewsroom creator Aaron Sorkin. In non-celebrity news, a guy ...
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Jeff Daniels: The Newsroom Has Been Renewed

The Newsroom has been renewed for a third season, star Jeff Danielssays.

"It's official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3," Daniels tweeted on Tuesday. An email to HBO was not immediately returned. 

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HBO Bosses: Newsroom Renewal Expected, Fates of True Blood, Thrones Revealed

Just two episodes into Newsroom's second season, HBO's President of Programming Michael Lombardo and CEO Richard Plepler are confident that the Aaron Sorkin drama will soon be renewed for a third season.

"The odds are excellent," Lombardo said at Thursday's Television Critics Association's fall TV previews. "We're... read more

Ask Matt: Broadchurch, The Killing, NCIS and Ziva, Reality Judges

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: Just as I was thinking I should write and ask if you'd heard or seen anything about Broadchurch, I saw you mention ...
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