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A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
In researching her role as the rare female in the mostly male world of television executives, Faye Dunaway met with NBC daytime programming vice president Lin Bolen. Bolen noted later that while she could see something of herself in Dunaway's mannerisms and speech ... ...
This story is about Howard Beale, who was the news anchorman on UBS TV. In his time, Howard Beale had been a mandarin of television, the grand old man of news, with a HUT rating of 16 and a 28 audience share. In 1969, however, his fortunes began to ...
During Howard's first stable rant (which ends with "turn your TVs off!") he walks right up to within inches of a TV camera just in front of the audience. It cuts to a shot from behind Howard, and the TV camera is now at least 6 feet away from him, almost not making it into the frame.
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