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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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Al Binder
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Lilyan Wilder
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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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1.33 : 1
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Shot in Toronto, with numerous familiar Canadian actors. See more »

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Jessica mentions The A-Team in 1981, but "The A Team" didn't debut until 1983. See more »

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[after Jessica's off-air tirade]
Lady in control room: I haven't seen anything like her or that in my life. You talk about better living through chemistry.
Engineer Craig: Whatever she's on, that is a keeper.
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Featured in Catch a Falling Star (2000) 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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