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1976 | 2h 1m | Drama
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit
Howard Beale, the dean of newscasters at the United Broadcasting System, is put out to pasture because he skews old. Network executive Max Schumacher, Howard's best friend, is forced to deliver the bad news. Beale can't stomach the idea of losing his 25-year post as anchorman simply because of age, so in his next broadcast he announces to the viewers that he's going to commit suicide on his final program. Network head Frank Hackett is all for kicking Beale out t...