My memory must be failing because I could not remember the second half of the movie.
In any case, it's a good movie and not totally unrelated still to the state of TV today. The line between news reporting and entertainment is still being blurred (a major issue this movie used in the plot), and the focus on reality TV that the movie's UBS network was falling in love with certainly rings even truer today than it did then.
"A Few Good Men"
It was on one of the channels the other night and I watched it again.
A lot of the movie is rousingly "OK" and I don't think Cruise's performance is anything special for the most part. ... But I do like the ending and Nicholson's performance. ...And whether it was good directing or just Cruise stepping up to the plate, I always thought Cruise elevated his performance during those scenes (and if you're going to do that, the climatic final scenes are a good place).