Is HBO’s THE NEWSROOM just a second rate cable version of the hit movie BROADCAST NEWS or a boring homage to the masterpiece NETWORK. NETWORK?

Social History REVIEW: FIRST REVIEW OF HBO’S THE NEWSROOM. 

As a trenchant satire of “trash TV,” Network seems to grow only more relevant with each passing year.   How can THE NEWSROOM be taken seriously after seeing this great Academy Award winner film?   

Sam Waterston and Jeff Daniels in THE NEWSROOM.

THE “WEST WING” CREATOR tells an alluring new story with a large all-star cast, spearheaded by Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer, for his latest project for HBO about a cable news network.

This weekend HBO released the first trailer for its upcoming series The Newsroom, an Aaron Sorkin drama about the behind-the-scenes controversies and shenanigans at a cable news network. And it struck us as immediately familiar. Isn’t this just a tweak of the setup for NetworkPaddy Chayefsky’s eerily prophetic television satire from 1976?

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