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  1. 'West Wing' Uncensored: POTUS, the Fish and 10 Other Things Left Out of THR's Oral History

    6:00 am PDT 05/15/2014
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    The inspiration for the famed walk-and-talk, the laughable network notes, the run-in with Madeleine Albright and other tidbits from "West Wing's" seven-season run. READ MORE

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  2. 'The West Wing' Cast Reflects on Favorite Episodes

    10:08 am PDT 05/13/2014
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    From the live episode “The Debate” to the Emmy-winning “The Women of Qumar,” the cast selects their most treasured moments from the NBC drama. READ MORE

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  3. 'West Wing' Uncensored: Aaron Sorkin, Rob Lowe, More Look Back on Early Fears, Long Hours, Contract Battles and the Real Reason for Those Departures

    1:30 am PDT 05/13/2014
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    Sidney Poitier was the first choice for president; Bill Clinton was a fan; and Sorkin and Tommy Schlamme created a show "about democracy run by a couple of Kim Jong-ils": an oral history of the heady, liberal, poli-sci fantasy, 15 years after NBC greenlighted it. READ MORE

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  4. THR Roundtable: Matthew Weiner, Vince Gilligan, Aaron Sorkin on Job Pressures, Embarrassing Sex Scenes, Fear of Failure (Video)

    9:00 am PDT 05/12/2014
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    For The Hollywood Reporter's annual Drama Showrunner Roundtable, six of TV's top creators talk fears they've already done their best work and how to follow up a hit. READ MORE

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  5. Inside THR's Drama Showrunners Roundtable (Photos)

    8:59 am PDT 05/12/2014
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    Aaron Sorkin ("The Newsroom"), Matthew Weiner ("Mad Men"), Vince Gilligan ("Breaking Bad"), Carlton Cuse ("Bates Motel"), Nic Pizzolatto ("True Detective") and Ann Biderman ("Ray Donovan") reveal secrets of the high-pressure position. READ MORE

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  6. Aaron Sorkin Reveals Racy Way Mary-Louise Parker Ended up on 'West Wing'

    8:50 am PDT 05/12/2014
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    The showrunner tells THR the actress left him a voicemail pitching herself: "Hi, this is Mary-Louise Parker. Josh Lyman [Bradley Whitford's character] badly needs to get laid, and I'm the one to do it." READ MORE

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  7. Tribeca: Aaron Sorkin Says 'Steve Jobs' Is 'One of the Few Times I Ended Up Writing What I Set Out To'

    6:24 am PDT 04/22/2014
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    The screenwriter also touched on his upcoming adaptation of former John Edwards aide Andrew Young's "The Politician" and apologized for the early days of "The Newsroom." READ MORE

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  8. Danny Boyle in Talks to Direct Steve Jobs Movie, Leonardo DiCaprio Eyed to Star (Exclusive)

    2:56 pm PDT 04/21/2014
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    "The Beach" director is said to want to reteam with DiCaprio on the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic of the iconic Apple co-founder. READ MORE

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  9. Ron Howard, Michael Douglas, Bryan Cranston to Speak at Tribeca 2014

    9:00 am PDT 03/17/2014
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    The festival also announced four documentaries that will make their world premiere including "Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank." READ MORE

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  10. David Fincher in Early Talks to Direct Steve Jobs Film for Sony (Exclusive)

    7:30 am PST 02/26/2014
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    Based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography, the film would reteam Fincher with "Social Network" writer Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin. READ MORE

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  11. Another World: Berlin Review

    6:14 am PST 02/09/2014
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    Fisher Stevens and Rebecca Chaiklin track the vigorous bloom and wilt of the Occupy Wall Street movement, pointing to a legacy that’s more attitudinal than tangible. READ MORE

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  12. Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death: Aaron Sorkin Says Actor Saved 10 Lives

    8:43 am PST 02/06/2014
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    The screenwriter of two of Hoffman's films, "Charlie Wilson's War" and "Moneyball," reveals how the two shared their struggles with addiction. READ MORE

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  13. Aaron Sorkin's 'Newsroom' Renewed for Third and Final Season

    12:48 pm PST 01/13/2014
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    "The Office" actor/producer Paul Lieberstein will join Sorkin, Alan Poul and Scott Rudin as an executive producer on the show. READ MORE

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  14. Hugh Jackman Does 'Houdini' Escape Act

    5:10 pm PST 12/23/2013
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    The star is bowing out of the developing Broadway musical, following writer Aaron Sorkin's exit earlier this year as the project's second high-profile defection. READ MORE

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  15. 5 Top Showrunners Share Advice for Vince Gilligan on How to Move On

    9:00 am PDT 10/16/2013
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    The "Breaking Bad" creator gets encouragement from Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof, Chris Carter, Shawn Ryan and this line from Aaron Sorkin: "It feels like the first line of your obit's already been written -- it hasn't." READ MORE

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  16. Paul Greengrass in Talks for Aaron Sorkin-Penned 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'

    3:17 pm PDT 07/23/2013
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    Steven Spielberg had at one time been attached to direct the long-delayed project. READ MORE

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  17. 'The Newsroom' Recap: Occupy Wall Street Gets Real

    7:50 pm PDT 07/21/2013
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    It's September 2011: Protesters are arrested in Manhattan; human rights groups appeal the death penalty for Troy Davis; a drone strike kills Anwar al-Awlaki and YouTube videos are annoying. READ MORE

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  18. 'The Newsroom': Exclusive Photos of Aaron Sorkin and the HBO Cast

    9:02 am PDT 06/19/2013
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    The popular and controversial HBO series returns on July 14. READ MORE

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  19. Aaron Sorkin Reveals Depth of 'Newsroom' Angst, Season 2 Reboot, A-List Consultants

    9:00 am PDT 06/19/2013
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    Admired and attacked in Season 1, the HBO drama reboots with A-list advisers as its creator opens up about his process (up to 6 showers in one day), how he broke his nose and dealing with hate-watchers: "You're playing a dangerous game if you write to try to change people's minds." READ MORE

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  20. 'Newsroom's' Season 2 Consultants: MSNBC's Chris Matthews, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield, New Republic Editor

    9:00 am PDT 06/19/2013
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    The show assembled the editors responsible for the Tailwind controversy for its modern-day retelling, part of a crew of A-list insiders -- from cable news anchors to magazine editors to political strategists. READ MORE

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  21. 'Newsroom's' Top 5 Targets

    9:00 am PDT 06/19/2013
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    From the Tea Party to the Koch Brothers, the buzziest storylines from Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama. READ MORE

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