Broadcast News

Director:   James Brooks
Year:   1987
Language:   English
Time:   133 minutes

A network news producer (Holly Hunter) must cope with a pretty-boy anchorman (William Hurt) while the network executives contemplate selling out substance for style. Ed Murrow, Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley are gone. CNN and Fox News have not yet arrived, but the rot has begun.

Rated R.

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