Tanner ’88 (episodes 3–5). 1988. USA. Directed by Robert Altman
Teleplay by Garry Trudeau. With Michael Murphy, Cynthia Nixon, Pamela Reed, Cleavon Little, Rebecca De Mornay. Altman increasingly added chance into the show’s scripts and improvisation into the filming process.
“The Night of the Twinkies.” Tanner’s old friendship with a civil rights minister is compromised by his overeager staff. 32 min.
“Moonwalker and Bookbag.” The candidate is arrested at an anti-Apartheid rally. 31 min.
“Bagels with Bruce.” Troubled by unsolicited policy initiatives by his daughter, Tanner receives advice about the media and self-control from congressman Bruce Babbitt. 31 min.
Program 94 min.