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Aaron Sorkin and These Women - a report on women in "The Newsroom" and other Sorkin scripts

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Image uploaded from a quicklink HBO's workplace dramedy The Newsroom has an ensemble cast, but its first season, which concluded last month, nonetheless revolved around cable-TV anchorman Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels). Many have noticed that the elevation of Sorkin's middle-aged, white male hero has come at the expense of the rest of The Newsroom's ensemble of characters. In fact, several commentators have put it quite bluntly: "In Sorkinworld," writes a reviewer, "the men are men and the women are sorry."

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