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Aaron Sorkin & the art of sounding smart

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Charlie Rose, a sort of upmarket US Parkinson, is not a place where you expect to hear anything very interesting. If a tough interview is a grilling, then Charlie delivers the lightest of bakings—popping his guest’s ego in the oven for 20-60 minutes, allowing it to gently rise and expand. A typical Charlie Rose question is “Your movie’s great. Tell me about it.” That one of Rose’s typical questions is not, in fact, a question, may be taken as indicative.

But, on 2nd October 2002, something interesting was said…

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