Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" Trailer: Will This Be the Most Politically Relevant Show Since the "West Wing"?

 No diss to "Homeland," a show we adore for its complex perspective into the CIA, war in the Middle East, "collateral damage" and the dark side of patriotism. But as others have seen, it's very, very difficult to best TV writer Aaron Sorkin when it comes to television that stews in the zeitgeist. Today, HBO released the trailer for "The Newsroom," which stars Jeff Daniels as a beloved, apolitical news anchor who watches it all go downhill after he dares to tell the truth... and it's breathtaking. We haven't been this excited for a politically minded television show since... "Homeland." HBO, you're doing the thing! "The Newsroom" debuts June 24 and also stars Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Dev Patel, and JANE FONDA. Watch/weep:


AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at April 2, 2012, 7:39am