A satirical look at the politics and power struggles of television executives as a network news anchorman turns the tables on the "ratings." Released in 1976, this movie was way ahead of its time. It remains continually relevant as TV news barrels forward into further irrelevance and insanity. From the film: "You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here, you're beginning to believe that the tube is reality and your own lives are unreal. You do, why, whatever the tube tells you: you dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even think like the tube. This is mass madness, you maniacs. In God's name, you people are the real thing, WE are the illusion."
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