publication date: Saturday, May 8, 2021 (part of Spring 2021)

category: Television

clue: He has written for fast-talking, fast-walking presidents Martin Sheen and Michael Douglas, with forays into TV sports, TV news, sketch comedy, and social media.

explanation: Sorkin's projects as writer and sometimes director include The West Wing (famous for its "walk and talk" style), The American President, Sports Night, The Newsroom, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Social Network. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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