Middle East
Fortune struck for these Syrian migrants, but can they make it in California?

OVERRATED: 'The Newsroom'

Which has done more damage to journalism of late -- the Internet or Aaron Sorkin? Although parts of this HBO series buzz with the sharply idealistic fury of "The West Wing," much of it replicates the experience of being beaten about the head and shoulders with a long-winded media studies seminar. Rumors are that its second season may try building actual characters instead of multitudes of speeches and far-fetched situations, which can only be an improvement.Melissa Moseley, AP