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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 1968 Paddy Chayefsky worked on a pilot script for a possible TV comedy series called "The Imposters" in which political subversives infiltrate and try to undermine a TV network.
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 ...
In one scene Robert Duvall is speaking to a large group of stock holders. To Duvall's left, there are four seated men. The third man from Duvall sits with his hands under the table. A moment later, his left hand is upon his forehead.
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