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":

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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