Before the 24-hour news cycle. Before news-by-tweet. Before the modern internet even. When newspapers were still tossed on driveways and porches every morning, and watching the evening news was a reliable ritual. This month’s Weekend Classics look back at journalism as it was — through four films depicting the news media of other eras, but still searingly relevant today.
Sat-Sun, Sep 21-22
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
Sat-Sun, Sep 28-29
While investigating a presidential candidate’s assassination, an ambitious reporter uncovers a vast conspiracy involving a mysterious, multinational entity behind every event in the world's headlines—the Parallax Corporation.