Trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s new show, The Newsroom. I love Sports Night, and the first three seasons of The West Wing, but thought Sorkin was wrong to imbue Studio 60 with the same amount of self-importance as TWW. The stakes just aren’t high enough in a show about a comedy show, you can’t pretend that what happens would really makes a difference to the public. The trailer for The Newsroom looks promising, but … see, I don’t buy this premise at all:
One of the top-rated cable broadcasts. The most trusted name in news.
That two sentences don’t belong near each other. Come on, in what universe is the cable news anchor the most trusted name in news??