Sorkin: Jeff Daniels Not Keith Olbermann
'Newsroom' creator admits only one character based on someone real
Sorkin says "The Newsroom" is a fantasy of how he thinks characters in that situation would be, "like on 'The West Wing.'" However, he did admit that one is based on a real person: Olivia Munn's geeky financial reporter drew inspiration from CNN personal finance guru Christine Romans.
"There is a little bit of Christine in there," Sorkin said. "But again, a lot of it is what I think the character would be like."
"The Newsroom" premieres Sunday, June 24, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.