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Aaron Sorkin's Fictional Treatment Of UFOs

From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg.nul>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 11:25:30 -0600
Fwd Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 16:52:02 -0500
Subject: Aaron Sorkin's Fictional Treatment Of UFOs


Open Letter To Aaron Sorkin On His Fictional Treatment Of UFOs

Mr. Sorkin, I know you likely get this a lot, but I think your
"West Wing" program is spot on, the best thing on network
television in 50 years. I blew it off in the beginning because
it -was- network television (Emmys don't mean a damn thing to
me), but picked it up in syndication on Bravo, and have been
pleasurably _awash_ in re-runs since. I'm a retired military
aviator and not given to histrionics (really!) but I can
genuinely report to you that I am cheering or in tears
(frequently both!) for every episode, many of which I have seen
2 or 3 times. It is at once a civics education, a moral
exploration, and a competent foil for the occluded and uptight
right! I'll be buying the series on DVD, for sure.

I was _especially_ impressed with your treatment on the subject
of "UFOs" in the segment featuring a dismissive skeptic Sam
Seaborn and the 'Everyman-UFO-Nut'. At the start of the program
I thought you were going to snicker ignorantly up your sleeve
like the duplicitous and hijacked mainstream, but no! By the end
of the segment, the UFO nut was nowhere near as "nutty" as when
he was first introduced, and the perplexed Sam, helped along,
very cryptically, by Josh and Toby (..._were_ they kidding?)...
had his head turned around more than a little!

Thank you, sir!

It was a very balanced and informative portrayal in cameo for a
generally uninformed public, and bravely unusual for that! Well
done!

You provide a quality service, Mr. Sorkin... I appreciate your
courage in providing same. My _absolute_ best, sir, and thanks
again.


Lehmberg.nul

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