Retro Review: Network (1976)
If you are a connoisseur of mad tirades then this movie would be perfect for your collection. Network shows the viewer how far a network station would go in order to get ratings. The movie begins with a news anchor named Howard Beale (Peter Finch) finding out that he will be fired from his job after two weeks because he is not getting the ratings that he once had. So distraught by his termination, the next time he reports the news he tells the audience that he is going to kill himself live on the air. After he makes this statement, he is told to apologize for his actions. He goes on the air, doesn’t apologize but says that he ran out of bullsh**.