Dunne compromises journalistic ethics, as does a business reporter (James Eckhouse) suspected of a conflict of interest; gossip king Plato (Kurt Fuller) contemplates a book deal. Dodd: Jackie Cooper. Stephanie Sellars: Leah Ayres. Andrea Schaffer: Andrea Evans.
Newspaper staffers, under editor "Jo-Jo" Turner (Lloyd Bridges), chronicle daily dramas in the Nation's Capital in this ensemble series from David Milch ("Hill Street Blues"). Mary Ward: Kathryn Harrold. Alex Streeter: Lee Richardson. Anne McKenna: Helen Slater. Redmond Dunne: William Russ. Miles Plato: Kurt Fuller. Conrad White: Wendell Pierce.
Anne (Helen Slater) leaves the paper open to a libel suit by compromising a source's identity; Cassy competes for an exclusive; Miles (Kurt Fuller) is forced to alter his lifestyle, prompting rumors that he's broke. Vasily Rostochenko: Walter Addison. Arthur Baranco: Ray Giardin. Larry Benning: Lou Beatty Jr. Angie: Lela Ivey.
Conrad witnesses the mob killing of a drug dealer; Cassy gets the cold shoulder from Edison; Doreen begins a dangerous assignment. John C. Dodd: Jackie Cooper. Congressman Marple: Bryan Cranston. Prof. Dalrymple: William Glover.