Lateline Complete Series (1998)
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This 3-disc DVD set includes all 19 episodes from the series, including 4 never-before-aired episodes.
|"Nightline" meets "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in Lateline, an ensemble TV sitcom about a late-night news-and-issues series with a show-within-a-show format, incorporating real-life guests and using digital time updates and video to contrast "on-air" scenes with the filmed footage of the main story. Al Freundlich (Al Franken) is a correspondent on the latenight Lateline, a series headed by the somewhat sinister executive producer Vic Karp (Miguel Ferrer), with the help of sharp producer Gale Ingersoll (Megyn Price), assistant Mona (Catherine Lloyd Burns), witty guest booker Briana (Sanaa Lathan), intern Raji (Ajay Naidu), and anchorman Pearce McKenzie (Robert Foxworth). Al Franken ("Saturday Night Live") and John Markus ("Cosby Show") are the creators and executive producers, with Andy Ackerman ("Seinfeld") producing and directing.|
Editor's NoteWith equal parts intelligence and hilarity, political humorist Al Franken's short-lived sitcom LATELINE satirized the world of broadcast journalism through the outrageous antics and characters of a fictional late-night television news show. Starring a topnotch ensemble cast that included Franken, Miguel Ferrer, Robert Foxworth, Megyn Price, Ajay Naidu, Sanaa Lathan, and Catherine Lloyd Burns, the series' brand of irreverent humor was made even more topical by the guest appearances of real-life political figures Ralph Nader, G. Gordon Liddy, Pat Buchanan, Michael Dukakis, and William F. Buckley, among others. This collection includes all 19 episodes of the sadly defunct series, including four that were never aired.
Cast & Crew
|Al Franken, et al. - Writer|
|Andy Ackerman, et al. - Director|
|Andy Ackerman, et al. - Producer|