Livin' Large (1991)

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  • The Tapes of Dexter Jackson Working


Story of an ambitious young black boy who leaves his job at a dry-cleaners for a career in TV news. He becomes highly successful when he gets his big break by coming across a crime scene where a reporter has been shot and so picks up the discarded microphone to report the events himself. However as he allows himself to be more drawn into the power-crazy white media world, he begins to lose touch with his old friends and values.

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