R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.
Albert Brooks revealed that when he first read the script, the scene where Aaron does a weekend broadcast simply noted "Something bad happens to Aaron on the air." Albert was watching CNN when a reporter he'd never seen before (and hasn't seen since) began ... ...
Now, if there's anything I can do for you...
Employee: Well, I certainly hope you'll die soon.
During the special report, towards the end there is a close up of the air monitor and the New York satellite return monitor. Both monitors are in perfect synchronization. If the satellite return was indeed a true satellite return (and probably analog at the time) there would have been at least a 1 1/2 to 2 second delay due to the latency of transmitting and receiving the satellite feed. Odds are most DC bureaus were connected to New York via AT&T longlines as fiber wasn't really in vogue at the time.
Albert Brooks' singing of "L'Edition Speciale" from the film also briefly appears in the end credits.
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