This week we have a very special episode of Polilogue. A review of the movie Broadcast News.
Broadcast News is about the people who create a daily political news show. The film was written and directed by James Brooks and inspired by the real-life CBS producer, Susan Zirinsky. The show stars Holly Hunter as Jane Craig—a driven and passionate producer— and how she works and interacts with two co-workers with very different ambitions and priorities.
Broadcast News is a film that explores the life of journalists, and it’s a film that asks that asks us what kind of journalism matters— in other words, a perfect film for a Polilogue discussion.
And as always, you can jump to a certain discussion in today’s episode:
Today’s Version of the Story
Grading the Film
For Sunday Show Moderators
For other links about the film: