TV Movie | TV-14 | | Biography, Drama
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.
Sela Ward had never seen the newsbreak that caused the downturn in Savitch's career (where she appeared drugged on camera), and gave her performance based on eyewitness stories about it. A video copy turned up later, but it was decided not to reshoot the scene.
Everything will be alright.
Jessica Savitch: How can everything be alright Mel? There is no script! There's no script!
Mel Korn: Follow your instincts, what you know... and smile.
We see the NBC logo (with the 'N' and 11 feathered peacock) in the Washington offices in 1977 - that logo wasn't used until 1979.