Plays Monday, November 18 at 7:30 PM — Part of the Journalism on Screen Series
In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he’s being put out to pasture, and he’s none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway) to develop even more outrageous programming, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes.
Featuring a post-film discussion with Robert Yoon, Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism at UofM and former CNN Director of Political Research, and Zoe Clark, Program Director of Michigan Radio and Co-Host of ‘It’s Just Politics’
1976. 121 min. Drama/Satire. R