And second of all, huge thanks to Dewayne, who pointed me to this incredible Aaron Sorkin piece in yesterday’s New York Times. Basically, Maureen Dowd asked Sorkin to write a piece for her column, so Sorkin wrote a scene in which Barack Obama asks for advice from The West Wing‘s President Bartlett. It’s terrific– you gotta read this! (Why couldn’t Studio 60 have been this good?!)
First of all, huge thanks to an anonymous reader who directed me to “Little Big Screen,” James Wolcott‘s terrific piece in this October’s Vanity Fair about the quality of TV writing vs. movie writing.