Broadcast News (1987) 2 x DVD9 Criterion Collection
James L. Brooks's 1987 drama does a fine job at accurately portraying the sort of hustle and bustle of a TV newsroom, and the lives of the reporters involved outside the workplace.
Story centers on three characters working in the world of broadcast journalism. First up is Jane Craig (Holly Hunter, The Piano), a hard-working producer with lofty ambitions and a crusader for honest, ethically produced, substantial news stories. Next up is Aaron Altman (Albert Brooks, Taxi Driver), an intelligent, cynical reporter and Jane's best friend. Finally we have Tom Grunick (William Hurt, A History of Violence), a handsome and charming man without too much intelligence or ability. Naturally, he's being groomed for a job as a network anchor. As these three characters wander through a series of professional and romantic entanglements, they discover important truths about the truly valuable things in life, what it takes to succeed and what it takes to keep feeling good about where your life and career are headed. Welcome to the world of Broadcast News.

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:12:26 | 7.50 Gb + 6.47 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director: James L. Brooks
Cast: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, Peter Hackes, Christian Clemenson, Jack Nicholson
Country: USA

• Audio Commentary with Director James L. Brooks and Editor Richard Marks
• "James L. Brooks: A Singular Voice", a new documentary on Brooks’s career in television and film, featuring actresses Marilu Henner and Julie Kavner, among other collaborators
• Alternate Ending and Deleted Scenes, with optional commentary by Brooks
• New video interview with veteran CBS news producer Susan Zirinsky
• Trailer

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