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memories of the ’80s – Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch by Alannah Nash

In the late 1980s, biographer Alannah Nash wrote the first story on the life of a noted TV journalist: Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch. Savitch was only 36 when she died in mysterious circumstances, and Nash, a writer … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Geraldo

In the late 1980s, journalist Geraldo Rivera decided to join the talk show ranks with a show that would become infamous for one episode: Geraldo. A lawyer and journalist, Rivera started his life defending Puerto Rican activists before transitioning into … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Broadcast News

A different take on the world of television journalism, Broadcast News was a love triangle, between the ambitious Holly Hunter, the golden boy William Hurt and the smart guy Albert Brooks. Directed by James L. Brooks, this film was a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Network

A satirical look at the broadcast television industry, this film was already bemoaning the change in the media and the focus on corporate interests. Network, directed by Sidney Lumet, was released in November 1976, and starred Peter Finch as Howard … Continue reading

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