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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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Ron Kershaw
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Laura McCormick
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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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Biography | Drama

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4 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Almost Golden  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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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 The A-Team (1983) See more »

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Bland, pointless TV movie
28 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

ALMOST GOLDEN: THE JESSICA SAVITCH STORY

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Sound format: Stereo

Bland, soap-opera dramatisation of the rise and fall of America's first female TV news anchor. With a tighter script and direction - and a better cast - this might have passed muster, but the flimsy story really wasn't worth the effort. A good documentary on the subject might have been the best way to go. Typically strong production values in the TV movie conveyor-belt manner, but it's all as superficial as old fluff, and just as engaging.


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