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
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
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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