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June 22, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
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.
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June 22, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
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.
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January 29, 1988 | DAVID CROOK and RICK SHERWOOD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The estate of NBC anchorwoman Jessica Savitch reportedly will get more than $8 million in the settlement of a lawsuit stemming from her drowning more than four years ago. Savitch was 35 when she died in a car accident that also claimed the life of New York Post executive Martin Fischbein, who was driving a leased car when that plunged into a canal during a rainstorm.
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January 28, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
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September 3, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sela Ward is having a tough day. She arrives 30 minutes late at the Four Seasons hotel restaurant to discuss her Lifetime movie "Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story," airing Monday. Apologizing profusely for the delay, Ward explains that her 14-month-old son Austin was so upset when he saw her leaving that she stayed until he stopped crying.
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