Capital News

Capital News

Series premiere print advertisement
Genre Drama
Created by David Milch
Christian Williams
Written by Nick Harding
David Milch
Gardner Stern
John Tinker
Christian Williams
Directed by Andrew Gottlieb
Mark Tinker
Starring Lloyd Bridges
Helen Slater
Christian Clemenson
Composer(s) Jan Hammer
J.A.C. Redford
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12 (9 unaired)
Executive producer(s) David Milch
Producer(s) Allan Arkush
Andrew Gottlieb
Cinematography Gerald Perry Finnerman
Editor(s) Alicia Hirsch
Running time 95 mins. (approx)
Production company(s) MTM Enterprises
Distributor 20th Television
Original network ABC
Original release April 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 news paper "The Washington Capital" (a fictional journal 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]


Actor Role
Mark Blum Edison King
Lloyd Bridges Jonathan 'Jo Jo' Turner
Christian Clemenson Todd Lunden
Chelsea Field Cassy Swann
Kurt Fuller Miles Plato
Charles Levin Vinnie DiSalvo
Richard Murphy Richie Fineberg
Wendell Pierce Conrad White
Daniel Roebuck Haskell Epstein
William Russ Redmond Dunne
Helen Slater Anne McKenna
Michael Woods Clay Gibson
Jenny Wright Doreen Duncan
Luke Edwards Clay Gibson jr.


Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 Pilot April 9, 1990
1-2 "Finished?...Not Dunne" April 16, 1990
1-3 "Blues for Mr. White" April 23, 1990
1-4 "Tapes of Wrath" April 30, 1990
1-5 "King for a Day" Unaired
1-6 "Here Comes the Sun" Unaired
1-7 "Swanns and Drakes" Unaired
1-8 "Best Little Whorehouse in Virginia" Unaired
1-9 "Bye Hooker, Bye Crook" Unaired
1-10 "Sheel Game" Unaired
1-11 "A Man's Home is His Hassle" Unaired
1-12 "The Last Supper" 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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