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Sorkin delves into frenzied Newsroom for second season

Published on Jul 13, 2013 8:41 AM
 
Actor Bradley Whitford and Creator/Executive Producer Aaron Sorkin attend the after party for the premiere of HBO's 'The Newsroom' Season 2 at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on July 10, 2013 in Hollywood, California. In the first 10 minutes of the second season of HBO drama The Newsroom, creator Aaron Sorkin hits viewers with half a dozen news themes, an intense legal discussion, a flashback and Sopa. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - In the first 10 minutes of the second season of HBO drama The Newsroom, creator Aaron Sorkin hits viewers with half a dozen news themes, an intense legal discussion, a flashback and Sopa.

Yes, Sopa, the acronym for the Stop Online Piracy Act being debated in Congress. It's the kind of complex topics that will keep news junkies and fans of Sorkin's chaotic television newsroom on their toes for season two, which premieres on Sunday.

Although the first season of The Newsroom has a good chance of picking up Emmy nominations next week, including for best drama, Sorkin's creation was picked apart by the critics.

Now, the writer who made his name with the Emmy-winning drama The West Wing and won a writing Oscar for The Social Network begins this season with something to prove.

 
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