In 1992, Tim Robbins wrote, directed and starred in the political mockumentary Bob Roberts. This satirical film tells the story of fictional Senatorial campaign of Bob Roberts, an corrupt and arch-conservative folk singer-turned-politician running a crooked campaign for Pennsylvania Senator, while an independent muck-raking reporter is trying to stop him.
Bob Roberts features performances and cameos from tons of celebrities (Susan Sarandon, James Spader, John Cusack, Peter Gallagher, author Gore Vidal) and many future stars (David Strathairn from Good Night and Good Luck, Jack Black, Jeremy Piven).
In an early scene in the film, WAPW's Action News reporter Carol Cruise (Pamela Reed) is broadcasting a story about the Roberts political campaign:
Thanks to Evelyn Gibbons for this reference.