26 Jun '12, 12am

Aaron Sorkin's New Show, The Newsroom Fictionalizes BP Oil Spill in Premiere Episode

Aaron Sorkin's New Show, The Newsroom Fictionalizes BP Oil Spill in Premiere Episode

If you read any pop culture or media blogs, you've likely heard about Aaron Sorkin's new series, The Newsroom , which premiered on HBO Sunday night. If not, you should know it is based on the drama that takes place behind-the-scenes when producing a cable news program and you can currently see the entire first episode of The Newsroom on YouTube . (Sorry, embedding is strangely not allowed.) While it isn't something we'd normally have written about here on TreeHugger, I just finished watching the first episode and was pleasantly surprised to find second half of the first episode takes place on April 20, 2010 and shows the news team responding to the breaking news of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which would later lead to what became known as the BP oil spill. As someone that helped cover this breaking news in real life, it was interesting to watch how Sorkin and company ...

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