Hello Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin, and the West Wing fans --
On June 15th, from noon to 1pm PDT (7pm to 8pm GMT/UTC), the cohost of the West Wing Weekly podcast and frequent Sorkin collaborator Joshua Malina will be dropping by the /r/WestWingWeekly/ reddit community to answer your questions.
Please post your questions in the AMA thread posted at /r/WestWingWeekly/.
And while you're there, upvote the questions you want answered. We'll be running the thread in contest mode up until the time of the AMA.
Go to the AMA thread, ask your questions now, mark your calendar for June 15th noon PDT (7pm GMT/UTC), and come back on Friday to see the questions being asked and respond to Josh in real time.
JOSHUA MALINA: Upon graduation from Yale University with a B.A. degree in Theatre, Josh made his professional acting debut in the Broadway production of A Few Good Men, written by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin. Josh went on to star as Jeremy Goodwin in Sorkin’s critically-acclaimed television series Sports Night. He worked with Sorkin once again on The West Wing, joining the cast in the fourth season. On the big screen, he has appeared in Bulworth, In the Line of Fire, and A View from the Top, among others. Josh starred for seven seasons as U.S. Attorney General David Rosen in ABC’s hit show Scandal. (@JoshMalina)
THE WEST WING WEEKLY is an episode-by-episode discussion of one of television’s most beloved shows, The West Wing. The West Wing Weekly (tWWW) podcast is co-hosted by one of its stars, Joshua Malina, along with Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder. tWWW is a proud member of the Radiotopia podcast network, from PRX.
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I know this isn't a TIL sub, but TIL that Marisa Tomei was initially offered the role of MacKenzie McHale, but evidently negotiating on the role fell through. I like both actresses, but I would have been interested in seeing what MT would have brought to the character.
i'm on my 4th time through, and i just... i'm on the part where lisa just saw the youtube video. and i think everything she says is right on. and she's such an awesome person. and got really just hurt and screwed and everything. i'm just not a fan of maggie...
I remember them being 5. And I know Charlie's and Will's which the same but what about the rest? And the vet who had his film altered, why did he lie?
In season 2 and the staff keeps getting into trouble over things Jerry is trying to do to get them to settle.
As a lawyer who said she is looking at a 17 million dollar apartment and is obviously successful and good at what she does presumebly why does she not prep the staff for potential trouble they can into by saying or doing certain things by predicting the legal strategies by Jerry and his lawyers?
I've worked with many corporate lawyers and they spend a lot of time addressing possible outcomes and instructing clients what to watch out for.
An example is when Jerry calls for a job reference knowing they'll give a terrible one and in not warning them about this strategy they get sued again.
What's her deal? No competent lawyer would realistically not see this coming or worse not instruct their clients to watch what they say if and when Jerry's next legal move is executed.
Is she terrible or is this just bad writing? It's so basic.
Going from episode 7 to episode 8 it seems like we jumped back to weirdo maggies hair when before it was longer and blonde. I'm getting losts as to whats happening and when. Why would they make this so confusing?
This is wrinkling my pathetic little brain :|
I can't believe I missed this on my first, or second watch.
Funniest line in the show.
This may be a bit off topic so feel free to downvote me into oblivion, but I've been a big Vancouver Canucks fan (hockey) most of my life. Tonight future Hall Of Famers Daniel and Henrik Sedin, a pair of Swedish identical twins who have played together their entire careers played their final game. At the end of the game as the home team Edmonton Oilers gave a very classy send off where the whole team stayed on the ice to congratulate them on their long and storied careers, the PA was playing I Will Fix You.
As someone who mostly hates freaking Coldplay, I think I have to make an exception to this song, because it seems no matter when it gets played I fall apart in tears, between the show and now tonight's game.
Blast you Sorkin and Oilers, for making me love that goddamn band.
Hey /r/Newsroom! My name is Allen, and I watched the show while it was airing a few years ago. I co-host a TV watch/discussion podcast called Chatz: A Television Podcast with my best friend Magellan, and we're currently doing The Newsroom! He's never seen the show, so it's been a lot of fun seeing the show through fresh eyes and examining it under the current political climate. People also we're pretty fun and that our dynamic is chill, so if that is what you're looking for, hit up https://chatzpod.simplecast.fm/ or find it wherever you listen to podcasts! I know there isn't exactly a ton of Newsroom content in 2018, so we're hopefully filling a niche for you all. Have a good one :D
So on 5/1, Charlie recounts a story about how Iraqis were using his TV broadcast to range their missiles on Tel Aviv in 1991 - is there any real life inspiration for this incident or a similar incident where one country's force used live news TV to range their missile attacks or other attacks?
I'll start off by saying I'm a pretty big nerd, and I have a strange interest in phones and tech of the sort. Something has been bothering me about season 1 of the show.
The first BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 I have found is in S1E6, where the date is announced to be April 11, 2011. You can see Mack holding one in her left hand after she pulls Jim and Maggie out of the rundown early in the episode. There may be earlier instances, but there are plenty of later ones that come before BlackBerry released the 9900 line in November of that year. When I saw her holding one, it stuck out to me as quite odd.
My question is why a show so focused on timeline continuity and so many close up scenes with mobiles would let something like that happen. Would a news company like ACN have early access to phones like this? Also has anyone else noticed similar continuity errors?
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