Jessica badgers Max for permission to pursue a story about a man who kidnapped his own children.
WHILE covering routine news one day, Jessica Novak stumbles on what appears to be a potentially explosive story.
Ernie Doyle, an unemployed auto worker who has been separated from his wife for five months, has taken off with their two children and a loaded gun. He has warned his wife, Marilyn, not to try to locate them.
Despite the fact that Ernie is a dead shot who has gone berserk, Jessica tracks him down with her camera crew. On finding Ernie, she demands that he set the two children free. Ernie agrees, provided Jessica offers herself as substitute.
A high-school student Jessica interviewed threatens suicide. Jessica's tormented by an anonymous phone call. Can Jessica save a teenager's troubled boyfriend from a shocking act?
Jessica Novak champions the plight of a mentally handicapped young man and investigates the mysterious moneyman behind a system of 'hooker' hangouts. Jessica covers stories on a mentally handicapped youth (Adam Arkin), prostitution, and a citizen demanding a star on Hollywood Boulevard for the Three Stooges.
Kenny, a retarded youth who works in Jessica's office canteen, finds himself alone in the world when his father dies. The folk in the neighbourhood is clamouring to have him put in a special home.
A "fan" torments Jessica with anonymous phone calls and mysterious break-ins. Jessica is terrified when she becomes the object of an unknown admirer's affection.
Jessica immerses herself in the world of gambling addiction. Jessica becomes emotionally involved in the fascinating and addicting world of the gambler, from the professional to kids betting on school playgrounds, when she does a story on the "all-American sport" of gambling.
Jessica, too busy to go home for Christmas, learns her father has had a heart attack.
A woman fights to clear her boyfriend, two years after his robbery conviction. Helen Shaver plays an intrepid news reporter for fictional Los Angeles station KLA-TV. Her boss, Max, assigns her to do human-interest light stories, but she strives to do in-depth reports.