December 20, 2003
I wholeheartedly agree with Russell Baker that journalists aren't in touch with our nation's poor ["Affluence Remakes the Newsroom," by Tim Rutten, Dec. 13]. The solution lies at the top. We have to convince those who do the hiring at major papers that "Living Life 101" might actually be a better classroom than those that simply try to teach silver-spoon students how to empathize with the poor, homeless and downtrodden. Sam Johnson Chicago
June 27, 2012 |
"The fact that everyone is talking about it, for whatever reason: challenged by it; disturbed by it; annoyed by it; loving it; can't wait to see the next one -- all of the above, we absolutely love it. " Jeff Daniels is speaking of the new HBO drama "The Newsroom," in which he stars as insufferable newscaster Will McAvoy, and he wants you to know he's undaunted by the commotion the Aaron Sorkin series has stirred up since its premiere last...
September 12, 2012 |
Alison Pill, a star of HBO's "The Newsroom" whose character Maggie is prone to crashing into all sorts of inanimate objects, crashed into a technological brick wall in real life Wednesday as she mistakenly tweeted out a topless picture of herself. "Yep. That picture happened," Pill wrote in the aftermath. "Ugh. My tech issues have now reached new heights, apparently. How a deletion turned into a tweet... Apologies. " Call us crazy: We're thinking that most of the world would prefer an apology for the fact that she promptly took the picture down - and the folks replying to her tweet seemed to agree.
May 2, 2013 |
HBO's "The Newsroom" and NBC's "Parenthood" are among the productions being honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as programs that have "used the power of television to create social change" and exemplify "television with a conscience. " The sixth annual Television Academy Honors will be presented May 9 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The ceremony will be hosted by Dana Delaney ("Body of Proof"). Other honorees include: --"Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Smile as Big as the Moon" --"DL Hughley: The Endangered List" --"Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" --"Hunger Hits Home" --"Nick News with Linda Ellerbee" --"One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Loss, Fear & Betrayal" ALSO: Oprah lands Jason Collins interview 'Rectify' to get second season on Sundance 'Ellen,' 'The Young and the Restless' lead daytime Emmy nominations
April 15, 2014 |
Fans of "The Good Wife," are you missing your Josh Charles fix? The TV hottie hasn't gone far: Just over to Comedy Central for a guest bit on "Inside Amy Schumer" in which he and the funny lady parody HBO's notoriously dramatic series "The Newsroom. " Instead of taking control of a broadcast newsroom, we find Charles spoofing Jeff Daniels' Will McAvoy character in a fast-food setting in "The Foodroom. " Like McAvoy, his character is fighting for the soul of America. Unlike McAvoy, he's hoping to do it with french fries. Schumer squares off against him as another manager in the restaurant, riffing off the role of "News Night With Will McAvoy" exec producer MacKenzie McHale, played by Emily Mortimer. The fireworks, the passion and the breaking-news drama are all there, in the familiar style "bestowed" upon audiences by "The Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin.
July 15, 2013 |
Maybe the legacy media aren't dead after all: Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" posted a small gain in its Season 2 premiere Sunday. An average of 2.2 million total viewers tuned in to the 10 p.m. broadcast, according to Nielsen. That's a relatively modest 4% gain compared with last year's premiere, but at least the numbers are headed in a positive direction. That's good news for HBO, given that Sorkin's series about a fictional cable news network was considered something of a disappointment last season.