Broadcast News

Broadcast News (1987)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Led by 
Mike Canning

The Criterion Collection describes this quintessential James L. Brooks film as a “caustic look inside the Washington news media starring 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).”  D.C. locations featured include Capitol Hill, Lafayette Park, National Airport, and the Jefferson Memorial.  “Broadcast News” has never fallen off film critic Mike Canning’s D.C. in the Movies Top Ten List.  Find out why.

Host:  Carolyn Crouch, Founder, Washington Walks

Unfortunately, there were technical difficulties and Washington Walks was unable to obtain a recording of this webinar for on-demand viewing.

Mike CanningMike Canning is the long-time film critic of the Hill Rag and author of Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C.  It was the first publication to offer a comprehensive look at the intersection of the capital and the movies--how Washington, D.C. has been portrayed in American movies.  His reviews can be found at  Mike was a Foreign Service Officer for 28 years, working as a press and cultural officer in eight countries on four continents.  He and his wife Judy have made their home on Capitol Hill for 53 years.