A “Studio 60” Post Mortem

From Los Angeles Times critic Patrick Goldstein, an "unabashed admirer" of Sorkin’s work

Sorkin’s much-touted NBC series, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," whose last episode aired just a few weeks ago, was canceled before the end of its first season, a victim of bad ratings and mediocre reviews. But it was also ambushed by nonstop sniping between Sorkin and the media, much of it even before the first episode aired.

The storm seems to have passed. Though not exactly eager to unburden himself, Sorkin sat down for the first time since "Studio 60’s" cancellation to discuss the perils of failing in public and navigating a media universe where it’s increasingly hard to tell if you are being judged by your work or simply by your celebrity persona.

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