August 1, 2012 - 9:36 PM
Actor Jeff Daniels, left, and creator and executive producer Aaron Sorkin appear onstage during HBO's TCA panel for "The Newsroom" at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Oscar-winning writer-producer, Sorkin, defended “The Newsroom” and denied reports that he fired his entire writing staff at today's gathering of the Television Critics Association. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)