Aaron Sorkin Apologizes for "The Newsroom" Misunderstanding: I'm Not Trying to Instruct Reporters

Posted Tuesday April 22, 2014 3:25 PM GMT

Responding to media criticism head on, Aaron Sorkin apologized to reporters who took issue with his hit show “The Newsroom” during a talk at the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday (April 21).

The criticism comes from the way the creator portrays the behind the scenes look at television news.

When asked by Jon Favreau what he has learned while writing the series, Mr. Sorkin replied, "I'm going to let you all stand in for everyone in the world, if you don't mind. I think you and I got off on the wrong foot with 'The Newsroom' and I apologize, and I'd like to start over."

He continued "I think that there's been a terrible misunderstanding. I did not set the show in the recent past in order to show the pros how it should have been done. That was and remains the furthest thing from my mind."

Reflecting on the last season of the HBO staple, which begins in the fall, the New York City native told the audience, "I've very proud of 'The Newsroom. I have the time of my life working with the people that I work with, but there is a learning curve and unfortunately, those lessons are learned in front of several million people."

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