Murder, She Wrote: Deadline for Murder   Rewatch 
February 10, 2015 10:22 PM - Season 3, Episode 7 - Subscribe

Jessica's friend Haskell Drake, a veteran reporter who suffered a heart attack, says his best medicine would be the removal of his publisher, Lamar Bennett, who has turned a good paper into a yellow rag. Jessica gets involved after Bennett dies at the first anniversary party marking the takeover of the paper, but there seems to be more than enough people with motives to kill Bennett.
posted by filthy light thief (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Fun facts: "dipso" is short for dipsomaniac, a historical term describing the medical condition of someone who has an uncontrollable craving for alcohol. And that Sperry logo is in reference to the now-defunct Sperry Corporation (see this Sperry+UNIVAC ad from 1978).
posted by filthy light thief at 10:27 PM on February 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

I loved watching this episode because it was so dated to a time when journalists and newspapers were almost modern - computers! - and then rushing for deadlines and dynasty-like takeover politics. Very eighties fun.
posted by viggorlijah at 6:27 PM on February 11, 2015 [2 favorites]

I recognized the sportswriter as the mayor from The Wire. Also the hospitalized writer used to be a cop in a different episode.
posted by Monochrome at 7:02 PM on February 12, 2015

It was great to see Jess smeared in the childish...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 8:33 PM on February 13, 2015

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