Capital News

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Capital News
Capital News print ad.jpg
Series premiere print advertisement
Created byDavid Milch
Christian Williams
Written byNick Harding
David Milch
Gardner Stern
John Tinker
Christian Williams
Directed byAndrew Gottlieb
Mark Tinker
StarringLloyd Bridges
Helen Slater
Christian Clemenson
Composer(s)Jan Hammer
J.A.C. Redford
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12 (9 unaired)
Executive producer(s)David Milch
Producer(s)Allan Arkush
Andrew Gottlieb
CinematographyGerald Perry Finnerman
Editor(s)Alicia Hirsch
Running time95 mins. (approx)
Production company(s)MTM Enterprises
Distributor20th Television
Original networkABC
Original releaseApril 9 –
April 30, 1990

Capital News is an American drama series that aired on ABC in 1990. Starring Lloyd Bridges and Helen Slater, Capital News was created by David Milch and Christian Williams.


The series focuses on the editorial staff and writers of the Washington, D.C.-based daily newspaper The Washington Capital (a fictional publication inspiral by the actual Washington Post).[1] It was produced by MTM Enterprises.

The series consists of one TV movie (also considered as the pilot) and twelve regular episodes, of which only three were shown on its initial run in the United States, after which the ABC canceled the series.[2][3]



No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Pilot"April 9, 1990 (1990-04-09)
2"Finished?...Not Dunne"April 16, 1990 (1990-04-16)
3"Blues for Mr. White"April 23, 1990 (1990-04-23)
4"Tapes of Wrath"April 30, 1990 (1990-04-30)
5"King for a Day"Unaired (Unaired)
6"Here Comes the Sun"Unaired (Unaired)
7"Swanns and Drakes"Unaired (Unaired)
8"Best Little Whorehouse in Virginia"Unaired (Unaired)
9"Bye Hooker, Bye Crook"Unaired (Unaired)
10"Sheel Game"Unaired (Unaired)
11"A Man's Home is His Hassle"Unaired (Unaired)
12"The Last Supper"Unaired (Unaired)


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 189. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
  2. ^ Serienlexikon Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine (in German). Retrieved on 27 August 2006.
  3. ^ Capital News at the James Morrison fanpage The Life Of An Actor. Retrieved on 27 August 2006.

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