June 22, 1988 |
It helps to wear a gas mask when watching "A Current Affair." Otherwise, you could be overcome by the fumes. The syndicated Fox series, airing here at 10:30 weeknights on KTTV Channel 11, frequently reeks in its quest to reach the pinnacle of tabloid TV. But Monday's lead segment--reviewing the calamitous life of the late NBC anchorwoman/correspondent Jessica Savitch--really stunk up the place. Savitch died in an auto accident Oct. 24, 1983.
June 17, 1988 |
We get letters. . . . Lots of mail has come in, including a "letter" purportedly from the late Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood and Janis Joplin, claiming they are all married to Elvis Presley, who we now know is alive and selling aluminum siding. Also, dozens of letters have arrived as part of an organized protest against NBC's cancellation of that fine series "A Year in the Life." Meanwhile, the mail here is headed by letters responding to a column about two biographies of the late NBC anchor/correspondent Jessica Savitch ("Almost Golden" by Gwenda Blair and "Golden Girl" by Alanna Nash)
June 8, 1988 |
Not all Miss America contestants aspire to be brain surgeons. Five of 10 finalists in the 1984 pageant said they wanted to be TV anchorwomen, Alanna Nash reports in "Golden Girl," her coming book about the swift rise and swifter fall of the late Jessica Savitch, whose flash success at NBC probably had legions of young women dreaming of glamorous jobs in newscasting. Scheduled for release in August or September, Nash's book is one of two on Savitch.
January 28, 1988 |
The estate of NBC anchorwoman Jessica Savitch will get more than $8 million from four defendants in a settlement of a lawsuit stemming from her drowning more than four years ago, sources in the case said. Savitch, 35, and a companion, New York Post executive Martin Fischbein, 34, drowned on Oct. 26, 1983, when the car in which they were riding plunged from a restaurant parking lot into a canal in New Hope during a rainstorm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1985
Major corporations and law firms recently packed one of downtown's most exclusive restaurants, paying $3,000 a table to attend a charity fund-raiser. The dinner honoree was Fran Savitch, a top aide to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. The impressive turnout was no surprise to those who know Savitch. "I've sat with Fran at a lot of the major dinners for the mayor," said Christopher Stewart, executive director of the Central City Assn., a downtown business group.