Aaron Sorkin’s Daddy Issue [The Newsroom]

The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin’s new television show for HBO, has a lot of obvious problems, dissected at length here and elsewhere. But the show at least nailed its reverence for broadcast journalism of yore, if you believe official Gawker Newsroom episode recapper Dan Rather. Murrow, Cronkite, Huntley, Brinkley, and, yes, Rather: they were newsmen, the show argues from the opening credits. Today’s anchors are pundits and airheads. More »

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