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 <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
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
We see the NBC logo (with the 'N' and 11 feathered peacock) in the Washington offices in 1977 - that logo wasn't used until 1979. See more
Everything will be alright.
How can everything be alright Mel? There is no script! There's no script!
Follow your instincts, what you know... and smile.
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