"I look at real life and I'm going, 'This is like a time warp,'" says Albert Brooks, who watched some of his 1987 film Broadcast News recently. "That scene where they're letting people go and consolidating all that's been happening."
The struggles in Broadcast News aren't just over corporate downsizing, but balancing journalistic ideals with the need for ratings-grabbing news. As Brooks observes: "The news business is still undergoing a transformation, as recently as the Ted Koppel and David Letterman debacle."
Still, the movie didn't get seven Academy Award nominations (including best picture) for presenting a treatise on ethics and business. "It's a real [love] triangle movie," says Brooks.
Indeed, the romantic struggl