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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
William Converse-Roberts ...
Donald
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
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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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Almost Golden  »

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Shot in Toronto, with numerous familiar Canadian actors. 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 »

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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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Do we all really get what we deserve?
31 January 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

My mom read Jessica Savitch's bio and claimed it was nothing like this film. Like all life histories put on film, this one jumped around too fast, left out too much, then added a lot of entertaining fiction. If this woman acted in her life like she did in this picture, she certainly got just what she wanted. What a manipulative monster - arrogant, egotistical, cranky, power hungry, and for what? Adulation? From who? This was an entertaining movie with good acting and an interesting story; I just didn't take it too seriously.


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