Trial by Media

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Trial by Media ★★½ An American Daughter 2000

Lyssa Dent Hughes (Lahti) is a prominent D.C. doctor (and senator's daughter) who has been nominated to become surgeon general. But thanks to media scrutiny, and some careless remarks, she becomes a target and her nomination is in jeopardy. Wasserstein scripted from her 1997 play “American Daughter.” 92m/ C VHS, DVD . Christine Lahti, Tom Skerritt, Jay Thomas, Mark Feuerstein, Lynne Thigpen, Stanley Anderson, Blake Lindsley; D: Sheldon Larry; W: Wendy Wasserstein; C: Albert J. Dunk; M: Phil Marshall. CABLE

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