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HBO's Newsroom: Sloan Sabbith as an Explanation Specialist?

Posted by: leelefever on July 31, 2012- 10:26am

Topic: Explanation Specialist

Categories: HBO, journalism, news, tv


The new HBO show Newsroom, written by Aaron Sorkin, follows the lives of a team of TV journalists at a fictional news station called ACN. Instead of making up a constant stream of news for the show, Sorkin opted to set the show in the recent past and cover real-life events like the Gulf Oil Spill and the rise of the Tea Party.  Some speculate that the show represents Sorkin’s vision of how the stories should have been covered in the news. Hindsight is always 20/20 and I do not wish to dwell on... Continue Reading