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Life After West Wing? Post July 4th Blues

My wife has been an integral part of everything wonderful in my life. But what has she done now? Knowing I am a recovering addict of West Wing, she had no right to send me the following clip. Is anyone watching Jeff Daniels and Aaron Sorkin new series, The Newsroom? How is it? Please share in the comments below for those of us who live without HBO. 

Warning: There is explicit language in the clip.

Is this a good time to mention that I think we watch way too much TV?


Alon Shalev is the author of The Accidental Activist and A Gardener’s Tale. He is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Hillel Foundation, a non-profit that provides spiritual and social justice opportunities to Jewish students in the Bay Area. More on Alon Shalev at http://www.alonshalev.com/ and on Twitter (@alonshalevsf).


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One thought on “Life After West Wing? Post July 4th Blues

  1. I definitely watch too much TV.
    But as a fellow addict, I recommend The Newsroom. It’s not as good as West Wing, which was one of the all-time best shows ever on television, but it’s worth watching just for Aaron Sorkin’s amazingly witty monologues and clever retorts. This may just be fanning the fire, but if you didn’t hear Terry Gross’s interview with Aaron Sorkin on Fresh Air this morning, you should find the podcast and listen to it.

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