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June 20th, 2012
01:45 PM ET

Early Start with John Berman & Christine Romans

You may not know it, but there may be more CNN anchor influences in the new HBO show “The Newsroom” than you’d think.

On Monday night, “Early Start” co-host Ashleigh Banfield and CNN Business Correspondent Christine Romans attended the highly anticipated premiere of “The Newsroom.” It’s the newest project from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, best known for his work on the TV show “The West Wing” and the movie “The Social Network.”

Though Sorkin has insisted that his lead character in the show is not based on any specific news anchor, he did admit to Christine that the show’s financial reporter was loosely based on her.

“He said, look, none of these characters are based on anyone. Except there’s you in the Olivia Munn character. And he said now she’ll grow on you,” Romans says on “Starting Point” this morning. “I said, wait a minute, what is that supposed to mean…

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