In the 1970s, the name James L. Brooks (THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, TAXI, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, THE SIMPSONS) was synonymous with intelligent television comedy his shows were insightful about work and love and always tapped into the zeitgeist. With his transition to film in the 1980s, he became a master Hollywood storyteller, and none of his films was more quintessentially Brooks than BROADCAST NEWS. This caustic inside look at the Washington news media stars Holly Hunter (RAISING ARIZONA, THE PIANO), 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. Directed by James L. Brooks. Starring William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter.