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Reboot ‘The West Wing’? Here are some suggestions

Reboot ‘The West Wing’? Here are some suggestions

Dear Aaron Sorkin:

I am reading everywhere lately that you’re giving serious thought to rebooting “The West Wing,” the Emmy Award-generating machine that ran on NBC from 1999 to 2006. I’m a great fan of the show — I’ve built multiple columns around it — so I hope you bring it back.

But I have to warn you. Television has changed a lot since those halcyon days when a weekly drama in which characters debated serious ideas in a fair and thoughtful manner could bestride the Nielsen universe like a colossus. The audience’s tastes have changed. So let me toss a few thoughts your way about some features you might consider adding.

First, I’m assuming this is still drama, right,...

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