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Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (1995)

The fact-based true story of the rapid rise to fame and untimely death of Jessica Savitch - one of America's first female news anchors.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Jessica Savitch
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Ron Kershaw
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Laura McCormick
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Mel Korn
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Sean McCann
Randy Means ...
Terry Wills
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Adam Murphy
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Al Binder
Maruska Stankova ...
Lilyan Wilder
Jeff Pustil ...
Jody Simons
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Emmertz Canterbury
John Bolger ...
Martin Fishbein
Dini Petty ...
Lillie Werner
Damir Andrei ...
Buddy Savitch
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The fact-based true story of the rapid rise to fame and untimely death of Jessica Savitch - one of America's first female news anchors. Written by Rick Hudson <rick@actrix.gen.nz>

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4 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Sela Ward had never seen the newsbreak that caused the downturn in Savitch's career (where she appeared drugged on camera), and gave her performance based on eyewitness stories about it. A video copy turned up later, but it was decided not to reshoot the scene. See more »

Goofs

During a newsroom meeting on the "baby story", it is said that telephone callers wanted to know if the 6:00 story would be repeated at 10:00. In Philadelphia, the nighttime news program by the NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates have always been aired at 11:00. See more »

Quotes

Mel Korn: Everything will be alright.
Jessica Savitch: How can everything be alright Mel? There is no script! There's no script!
Mel Korn: Follow your instincts, what you know... and smile.
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References Frontline (1983) See more »

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Sela Ward deserved her best actress nomination
20 December 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Sela Ward was outstanding in this movie and deserved her award for Best Actress. She publicly thanked the screenwriter, Linda Bergman, for such a compelling script. The movie remains one of the highest rated TV movies made for cable and is a must-see for those who followed Jessica's meteoric career.


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