News at Eleven (1986)

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Frank Kenley faces a number of moral dilemmas when dealing with the latest scandal: a teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student. While trying to keep the case in court, rather than ... See full summary »


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17 August 2010 | briannemeth
Frank Kenley's got balls
This was before the movie was over.

He got up in front of the whole city of San Diego, and he did his Edward R. Murrow style commentary.

Frank was discussing how bad he was treated by news director Eric Ross, and how Ross made Frank abandon his journalistic integrity, and surrender to Ross's demands.

Ross to Frank and others:

1) "You will fulfill my demands, and you will play by my rules, if you know what's good for you." This was for Frank to play by Ross's rules.

2) "How the hell can you do this crap to me?" This was when Frank was balancing between Gretchen Kent's words and District Atty. Joanne.

3) "This is a business, we're in it to make money, you can't always do what you want." Ross was explaining the money over journalism matter to Frank.

4) "No matter what legal documents you give us, no matter how hard you try at talking to the judge, you must first go through my human roadblocks (Ross' attorneys). Good Luck with that restraining order." This was when Joanne was trying to ban the ambush interview with a minor done by Christine Arnold.

Frank, and the good-nature people around him, said NO MORE!!!!! Frank finally worked up the courage to announce the damage Ross made his news team do to the kids at Plymouth Jr. High School and the city of San Diego.

Even though Frank was fired after that commentary, a reporter from a radio station then followed suit by burning Eric Ross.

That is a news reporter and anchor; who has conquered many challenges, controversies and questionable crap that came his way. He sure had balls to work up the courage to do what he did.

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2 April 1986



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