What did you think about the first episode? The Gulf Spill scenes really got me going but I thought the acting, in general, was terrible. Emily Mortimer's (token british accent) impassioned rants were really hard to believe and Sam Waterston (token drunk boss) was not that compelling either, IMHO.
I will give it a shot because (a) it's Sorkin and (b) it's about news, but I was underwhelmed. The whole character development bit at the beginning totally fell flat for me. (Especially with the secondary characters... Ambitious-yet-messy intern/assistant dating the hot-shot Columbia Journalism EP? DON'T CARE.)
I will say this, though: I was riveted toward the end when the show went on air. That portion reminded me a lot of the best scenes from the West Wing: high-intensity, perfectly paced, beautifully edited.
(Also talking about this here with a a few friends: beta.branch.com)