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Get some insight into his writing process, then and now, as he talks about his show The Newsroom.
Presenting at the USC Price Guardian Awards on November 13.
— Aaron Sorkin when asked by Tina Brown how he would create the character of General Petraeus—and if he’ll cover the scandal on Newsroom. (Spoiler: He won’t.)
|Q:||Am troubled by Mackensie's character. Didn't she spend a lot of time covering a war zone? Why then,does she lose it so often and so shrilly?|
|Aaron Sorkin says:||Roberta, Thanks for the question. Mac never loses it when it's about work, just when it's about Will. In the pilot she steps in at the last minute to cover the breaking DH explosion; Ep. 2, the show goes bad but Mac keeps her cool and reads Will the riot act--"Are you in or are you out?"; Ep. 3 she handles Election Night coverage and has to tell others to keep their cool; Ep. 4, she covers the Gabby Giffords shooting and doesn't cave to Reese's pressure to announce Giffords is dead; Ep. 5 she handles Arab Spring coverage with expertise, telling Don, "I'm not putting an American journalist on the street--trust me, I'm an American journalist".; Ep. 6 it's Will who loses his cool with the Santorum aide; Episode 7 she covers the Bin Laden death without breaking a sweat, even though her anchor is high as a kite; Episodes 8 and 9, she navigates the very difficult professional and personal obstacles put in front of her. I'm not seeing her lose it as often as you are but that's what makes the world go 'round. Thanks again for the question.|