American film and Television article writer and producer most widely known for creating it series The Newsroom as well as the Western Wing. He published the screenplays for the critically acclaimed movies A Few Great Men, The SOCIAL NETWORKING and Moneyball. He graduated from Syracuse University or college in 1983 having a Bachelor of Good Arts level in musical theatre. He produced the NBC series Studio room 60 around the Sunset Remove, which shown from 2006 to 2007. He was wedded to Julia Bingham from 1996 to 2005. He cast Jeff Daniels in the lead part for the HBO series The Newsroom.