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 ”I follow NYTWSJ, Huffington Post, New York mag — any number of outlets,” he said. “When news breaks that’s how I hear about it usually, is on my phone.”

Also, for more of a guilty pleasure, he used to read Gawker’s Blind Items. ”You have all these hints and you have to be a little private detective trying to figure it out who it is — but who knows if any of that’s true. But that was kind of like candy.” -John Gallagher Jr (x) 


posted 1 year ago on 11/7/2013 +

"He’s where he is for a reason. But, it’s still a first season, it’s still a first draft. He’s getting used to the actors, getting used to what this is. This is ‘Newsroom,’ what is it, maybe I’m going this way, maybe I’m going that way. Now we’re into the second season, and he did a smart thing: he went straight for a story that…is triggered by the six or eight of us, the characters in the show that chase this one story about Genoa, and about a drone strike and we chase it and chase it and we make some horrible, horrible journalistic mistakes."  - Jeff Daniels on Aaron Sorkin, Piers Morgan Tonight


posted 1 year ago on 11/7/2013 +

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles today
To-morrow will be dying.
.
The glorious lamp of Heaven, the sun,
The higher he’s a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run.
And nearer he’s to setting.
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That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.
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Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry:
For having lost but once your prime,
You may for ever tarry."  - Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May
(To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time)
By Robert Herrick
(1591 - 1674)


posted 1 year ago on 20/8/2012 + t-westin

"I think we suffer as a nation from a collective attention deficit at times. Once a news story isn’t popular anymore it disappears. Our show takes place in the not so distant past and I think it’s a great opportunity to look back at what’s happened to this world and how far we have come since it happened and what it’s taught us."  - John Gallagher Jr. on The Newsroom covering events of the near-distant past.  (via petrichoreo)


posted 2 years ago on 11/7/2012 + petrichoreo
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#aaron sorkin
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"I find television, and particularly live television, very romantic: the idea that there is this small group of people, way up high, in a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan, beaming this signal out into the night."  - Aaron Sorkin, writer & creator of HBO’s The Newsroom (via ektoroni)


posted 2 years ago on 10/7/2012 + directinghector
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#olivia munn
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"My first job was on the assignment desk of an NBC station in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I truly believe nobody goes into journalism to report on the latest celebrity pregnancy or sensationalize the murder of a child. They want to provide the people with vital information. Sorkin loves journalists, loves the media, loves the news. I don’t believe the show is his soapbox for him to lecture the media on how to be better. On the contrary, I believe his show is an opportunity to help the audience fall in love with the news again."  - The Newsroom’s Olivia Munn (Sloan Sabbith) in Vulture. (via rcarlisle)


posted 2 years ago on 10/7/2012 + alymormont

"Aaron [Sorkin] found out that Jeff is also a singer/songwriter and he puts out his own records and then he found out that I play guitar and sing. So, one day, he said, ‘Oh, there’s going to be an episode when you and Jeff are jamming.’ I thought he was kidding, but two weeks later I found out that he wasn’t kidding and that he had worked it into the script."  - John Gallagher Jr. (Source)


posted 2 years ago on 6/7/2012 + juditigger
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#emily mortimer
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"What I have in common with this character is putting myself in situations where I absolutely have to perform. My instinct is to hide from everything. I didn’t think I would ever do it. An agent came to see me in a play I was in at Oxford."  - Emily Mortimer on what she has in common with Mackenzie MacHale


posted 2 years ago on 2/7/2012 +

“There’s a screen direction in the script for the pilot where it says, ‘Jim Harper, mid-20s, enters,’ and it said something to the effect of: ‘He’s confident without being cocky. He has no idea that he could be considered attractive, because he saw All The President’s Men when he was thirteen and never looked up.’ It was just a great little gem of a screen direction, and I felt immediately from just that, that I had a good idea of how to play this guy.” - John Gallagher Jr. on his character in THE NEWSROOM


posted 2 years ago on 30/6/2012 + burnfreezing

"Mr. Sorkin, however, doesn’t mind bucking the tide. ‘I think the reason it’s been reviewed as far-fetched is that it’s far-fetched,’ he wrote in an e-mail. ‘Every bit as far-fetched as a Democratic administration that gets stuff done,’ he added, referring to the accomplished — and entirely fictional — Bartlet administration in ‘The West Wing,’ which he also wrote."  - David Carr elicits the best defense yet of The Newsroom from Aaron Sorkin.  (via mattwilstein)


posted 2 years ago on 26/6/2012 + mattwilstein