For the second week in a row, Charles and David Koch were strafed by HBO’s show “The Newsroom,” the one-hour drama about a fictional cable TV news show and its volatile anchorman. “Newsroom’s” producer and writer, Aaron Sorkin, wears his Democratic-leaning heart on his sleeve, so it’s no surprise that Republicans are taking flak in his new series. (read more on the WSJ)
From Season 1 Episode 5 of the Newsroom.
Interview of David Koch conducted by Lee Fang (@LHFang) and Scott Keyes (@SMKeyes) of ThinkProgress. Newsroom segment based on the following piece:
David Koch was interviewed on January 5, 2011. He was leaving the capitol building in Washington DC after having visited Congressman John Boehner — who had been sworn in as Speaker of the House earlier that day. Koch helped finance tens of millions of dollars in attack ads, bus tours, pro-GOP Tea Party groups, and other electioneering efforts during the midterm election.
The Newsroom is an American drama television series created and primarily written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012. The series chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. It features an ensemble cast including Jeff Daniels as anchor Will McAvoy, who, together with his staff set out to put on a news show “in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements.” Other cast members include Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston. (src: wikipedia, HBO)