Kingston: The Power Play (1976)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This TV film stars Raymond Burr as R. B. Kingston, a fiercely independent free-lance journalist. Kingston's boss, publishing mogul Lenka Peterson, asks him to find out why the editorial policy of one of her newspapers has changed so radically. Kingston agrees to do Ms. Peterson's legwork--but only this once. The culprit is Bradford Dillman, a well-heeled extremist planning to take over the world. Any doubts that Kingston: The Power Play is a TV pilot film should be dashed when the recalcitrant Kingston agrees at the end to become Peterson's permanent investigating reporter. The subsequent Kingston: Confidential series premiered on March 23, 1977, roughly six months after the pilot film was aired.

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investigation, journalism, newspaper, publisher, reporter