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Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
by James Poniewozik
Time (24 January 2011)

“Keith Olbermann may be out of a job now, but there’s a possibility that he—or a fictional character bearing his likeness—may end up getting the Jedediah Josiah Bartlet, or Mark Zuckerberg, treatment on HBO. Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and likely soon-to-be Oscar nominee for writing The Social Network, has told the BBC that he has written and is casting a pilot for HBO about the cable news business. (According to a report in EW, HBO is staying mum about the supposed project.) As research, Sorkin says, he shadowed programs at CNN, Fox News and MSNBC—including Olby’s now-defunct Countdown.
If the pilot actually makes it to series, I look forward to it. And dread it.”


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