Chris Matthews, Leon Wieseltier among ‘Newsroom’ consultants

The Hollywood Reporter | Gawker

Aaron Sorkin hired 13 journalists and journalism-adjacent types to consult on the new season of his HBO show “The Newsroom,” whose second season is scheduled to debut in July.

Lacey Rose says Sorkin sent a note to the consultants saying, “I’ll ask you to tell me what you think and then to tell me what the really smart person in the room who disagrees with you would say. I might try to get an argument started between two or more of you.”

Among the helpers: Leon Wieseltier of The New Republic, MSNBC host Chris Matthews and “The Cycle” co-host S.E. Cupp.

Here’s the season 2 trailer:

And in an unrelated but not entirely unrelated aside, here’s the new trailer for “Anchorman 2″:

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  • tobetv

    Bet there will be a lot of leg tingling this season.

  • vermontaigne

    Okay, I’ll start: all your premises are false.