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Sidney Lumet’s classic news media movie.

In the 1970s, terrorist violence is the stuff of networks’ nightly news programming and the corporate structure of the UBS Television  is changing. Meanwhile, Howard Beale, the aging UBS news anchor, has lost his once strong ratings share and so the  fires him. Beale reacts in an unexpected way. 

A television tries to cynically exploit a truth telling former anchor’s rants and revelations about the news media and its duplicitous agenda of lies for profit. An early Fake News expose.

is a American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by , about a fictional television , UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings. The film stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight.

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