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Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  4 September 1995 (USA)
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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.

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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
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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fame | 1970s | suicide | pregnancy | pregnant | See more »

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Biography | Drama

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4 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story  »

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Shot in Toronto, with numerous familiar Canadian actors. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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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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