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 Content Warning: In this episode there are lengthy discussions about suicide, mental illness and specifically, depression. 

In this episode we review the 2016 movie "Christine" and the issues arising from the film. Christine is a biographical look at the life and tragic suicide of the news reporter, Christine Chubbuck. Christine infamously shot herself live on air in 1974.

Film synopsis "In Sarasota, Fla., circa 1974, an ambitious, 29-year-old reporter is relentlessly motivated to succeed. She knows she has talent, but being a driven career woman in the '70s comes with its own challenges, especially when competition for a promotion and a tumultuous home life lead to a dissolution of self. With ratings in the cellar, the station manager issues a mandate to deliver juicier and more exploitative stories, a story firmly at odds with her serious brand of issue-based journalism."

If you are affected by the issues raised in the movie or by our discussion, please seek help
samaritans uk: www.samaritans.org/
samaritans USA: http://www.samaritansusa.org/
US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

Christine on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80097814
Story of Christine Chubbuck: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Chubbuck

Synopsis "In Sarasota, Fla., circa 1974, an ambitious, 29-year-old reporter is relentlessly motivated to succeed. She knows she has talent, but being a driven career woman in the '70s comes with its own challenges, especially when competition for a promotion and a tumultuous home life lead to a dissolution of self. With ratings in the cellar, the station manager issues a mandate to deliver juicier and more exploitative stories, a story firmly at odds with her serious brand of issue-based journalism."

Team for this show:
Nathan Dickey
Cal MacDonald
Jenna

Further Viewing & Reading:
Network on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/70044752
Kevin Hines "Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt": https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cracked-Not-Broken-Surviving-Thriving/dp/1442222409
13 Reasons Why on Netlfix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80117470
13 Reasons Why (Novel): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thirteen-Reasons-Why-Jay-Asher/dp/0141328290
The Bridge Documentary: https://youtu.be/u10VsLsWPc4
Taxi Driver: https://www.netflix.com/bl/title/18907685
R. Budd Dwyer, a Pennsylvania politician who fatally shot himself in front of TV news cameras in 1987: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._Budd_Dwyer

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