Broadcast News: The Criterion Collection
Since the 1970s, the name James L. Brooks has been synonymous with intelligent television comedy - his shows are insightful about work and love and always plugged into the zeitgeist. He is also a master storyteller of the big screen, and none of his films is more quintessentially Brooks than Broadcast News. This caustic
inside look at the Washington news media stars Holly Hunter, in her breakout role, as a feisty television producer torn between an ambitious yet dim anchorman (William Hurt) and her closest confidant, a cynical veteran reporter (Albert Brooks). Brooks's witty, gently prophetic entertainment is a captivating transmission from an era in which ideas on love and media were rapidly changing.