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Aaron Sorkin (1979), screenwriter. Andrew Ross Sorkin (1995), journalist. Richard Stengel (1973), editor of Time magazine. Roderick Stephens (1927), American sailor. Carolyn Strauss (1981), television executive and producer. George Sugihara (1968), theoretical biologist. Ivan Sutherland (1955), Internet pioneer. Ojetta Rogeriee Thompson (1969), judge. Nina Totenberg (1962), NPR legal affairs correspondent. James Traub (1972), journalist. Gary Trauner (1979), Wyoming politician. Nina Totenberg (1962), journalist. Florence Wald (1934), nurse, professor, administrator. John Wallach, (1960), journalist, author, editor, founder of Seeds of Peace. Ellen Weiss (1977), radio executive.


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The 2006–07 season was a mixed bag for the network, with Deal or No Deal remaining strong and Heroes becoming a surprise hit on Monday nights, while the highly touted Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (from West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin) lost a third of its premiere-night viewers by Week 6 and was eventually cancelled; two critically acclaimed sitcoms, The Office and 30 Rock, also pulled in modest successes and went on to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for four consecutive years.

Charlie Rose (talk show)

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Charlie Rose is an American television interview and talk show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host. The show was syndicated on PBS until 2017 and is owned by Charlie Rose, Inc. Rose interviewed thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, businesspersons, leaders, scientists, and fellow newsmakers.

New York City

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The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 sqmi, New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area.


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Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by the namesake unit Home Box Office, Inc., a division of AT&T's WarnerMedia. The program which featured on the network consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television shows, along with made-for-cable movies, documentaries and occasional comedy and concert specials.


Sorkin is a matronymic Jewish surname (meaning "son of Sarah"). Variants: Surkin, Syrkin. It may refer to: Aaron Benjamin Sorkin, American screenwriter, producer, and playwright. Andrew Ross Sorkin, American journalist. Arleen Sorkin, American actress. David Sorkin, American historian. Ira Lee Sorkin, American attorney. Ihor Sorkin, chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine. Leonard Sorkin (1916–1985), accomplished American violinist. Michael Sorkin, American architect. Naum Sorkin (1899–1980), Soviet general. Rafael Dolnick Sorkin, American physicist. Serkin. Syrkin, Sirkin. Sorokin. Zeitlin. Sarasohn (Sarason).

A Few Good Men (play)

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A Few Good Men is a play by Aaron Sorkin, first produced on Broadway by David Brown in 1989. It tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, two United States Marines accused of murder. It opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre in New York on November 15, 1989, in a production directed by Don Scardino, with Tom Hulce as LTJG Kaffee, Megan Gallagher as LCDR Joanne Galloway and Stephen Lang as Col Jessep. Michael O'Hare replaced Lang as Jessep later in the run.

The West Wing

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The series developed following the success of 1995 theatrical film The American President, for which Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay, and in which Martin Sheen played the White House Chief of Staff. Unused plot elements from the film and a suggestion from Akiva Goldsman inspired Sorkin to create The West Wing. According to the DVD commentary, Sorkin intended to center the show on Sam Seaborn and the other senior staff with the President in an unseen or a secondary role. However, Bartlet's screen time gradually increased, and his role expanded as the series progressed.

Sports Night

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First season interview with Aaron Sorkin. Interview with Robert Guillaume from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It may not be available in some countries outside the US.

The Newsroom (U.S. TV series)

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Sorkin is always true to himself and doesn't try to cover his tendencies or be embarrassed by them". Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times commented that "at its best ... The Newsroom has a wit, sophistication and manic energy.... But at its worst, the show chokes on its own sanctimony". Times James Poniewozik criticized the show for being "smug" and "intellectually self-serving", with "Aaron Sorkin writing one argument after another for himself to win." Los Angeles Times critic Mary McNamara said the show's drama is "weighted too heavily toward sermonizing diatribes". Reviews by newscasters have been mixed as well.

The Farnsworth Invention

The Farnsworth Invention is a stage play by Aaron Sorkin adapted from an unproduced screenplay about Philo Farnsworth's first fully functional and completely all-electronic television system and David Sarnoff, the RCA president who stole the design. On April 29, 2004, New Line Cinema announced they had acquired the drama script The Farnsworth Invention from award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin. Thomas Schlamme was set to direct. The release read in part: "The Farnsworth Invention tells the story of Philo Farnsworth, a boy genius born in Beaver, Utah, who later moved to Rigby, Idaho, where he began experimenting with electricity.

Moneyball (film)

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Moneyball is a 2011 American sports film directed by Bennett Miller and written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. The film is based on Michael Lewis's 2003 nonfiction book of the same name, an account of the Oakland Athletics baseball team's 2002 season and their general manager Billy Beane's attempts to assemble a competitive team. In the film, Beane (Brad Pitt) and assistant GM Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), faced with the franchise's limited budget for players, build a team of undervalued talent by taking a sophisticated sabermetric approach to scouting and analyzing players. Columbia Pictures bought the rights to Lewis's book in 2004.

The Social Network

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Aaron Sorkin as Ad Executive.

Molly's Game

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Aaron Sorkin was hired to adapt the memoir into a screenplay. Bloom had already approached Sorkin, as he was her "favorite writer". On January 7, 2016, it was announced that Sorkin would make his directorial debut on the film, for Sony Pictures Entertainment, while Amy Pascal also produced. On February 18, 2016, Sony exited the project, and on May 13, 2016, STX Entertainment came on board, and subsequently bought the film's US and Chinese distribution rights for $9 million. On February 18, 2016, Sorkin offered Jessica Chastain the lead role in the film, but the negotiations between them had then not yet begun. On May 6, 2016, Idris Elba joined the film to star alongside Chastain.

Thomas Schlamme

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Schlamme's nearly decade-long collaboration in television with writer-producer Aaron Sorkin began in early 1998 when they found they shared common creative ground on the soon to be produced Sports Night. Their successful partnership in television was one in which Sorkin focused on writing the scripts while Schlamme executive produced and occasionally directed; they worked together on Sports Night, The West Wing, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Charlie Wilson's War (film)

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The film was directed by Mike Nichols (his final film) and written by Aaron Sorkin, who adapted George Crile III's 2003 book [[Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History]]. Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman starred, with Amy Adams and Ned Beatty in supporting roles. It was nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, but did not win in any category. Hoffman was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Squawk Box

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Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times, joined Kernen and Quick in order to succeed Quintanilla's anchoring duties. Sorkin made his debut as co-anchor July 18, 2011. On October 13, 2014, Squawk Box, along with CNBC's other trading-day shows, were launched in full 1080i high-definition as part of a network-wide switch to a full 16:9 letterbox presentation on that same day.

Too Big to Fail (film)

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Too Big to Fail is an American biographical drama television film first broadcast on HBO on May 23, 2011 based on Andrew Ross Sorkin's non-fiction book [[Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves]] (2009). The film was directed by Curtis Hanson. It received 11 nominations at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards; Paul Giamatti's portrayal of Ben Bernanke earned him the [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie]] at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards. Too Big to Fail chronicles the 2008 financial meltdown, focusing on the actions of U.S.

Billions (TV series)

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Billions is an American television drama series created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, that premiered on Showtime on January 17, 2016. The series is loosely based on the activities of Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and his legal battles with hedge fund manager Steve Cohen of S.A.C. Capital Advisors. In Season 2, it also incorporates loosely the cases involving Treasury bond auction market manipulation conduct of Salomon Brothers, including the roles of CEO John Gutfreund and bond trader Paul Mozer, in 1991. The second season premiered on February 19, 2017.

A Few Good Men

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Aaron Sorkin makes a cameo appearance as a lawyer bragging in a tavern. Best Picture. Best Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson). Best Film Editing (Robert Leighton). Best Sound Mixing (Kevin O'Connell, Rick Kline and Robert Eber). Best Motion Picture – Drama. Best Director (Rob Reiner). Best Actor (Tom Cruise). Best Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson). Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin). 2003: AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains:. Colonel Nathan R. Jessup – Nominated Villain. 2005: AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes:. Col. Nathan Jessup: "You can't handle the truth!" – #29. 2008: AFI's 10 Top 10:. #5 Courtroom Drama Film. A Few Good Men on AnyClip. A Few Good Men (1992) movie script on

Malice (film)

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Peter Travers of Rolling Stone observed, "Goaded on by writer Aaron Sorkin, who could run a red-herring factory, the actors work to keep you guessing long after you've caught on. No one shows any shame about going over the top, especially Anne Bancroft in an Oscar-begging cameo as Tracy's mother. Perhaps director Harold Becker thought flashy acting could distract us from the gaping plot holes. Becker gets so intent on confusing us, he forgets to give us characters to care about . . . It's got suspense but no staying power." Timothy M.