Network – Things Have to Change. But First, You Gotta Get Mad!

Received in 1976 as a parody of network news, Chayevsky’s pessimistic morality play, about reality television and how the news could be big entertainment, proved prophetic. It’s a story about Howard Beale, a man who raged about his individuality, and how he had intrinsic human value. And it’s about the corporation that proved him wrong.

David Shultz of the Eagle Tribune and Haverhill Journal Live joins me as we snarf pretzel nuggets and argue over whether television is the truth, or an amusement park. Why? Because we’re on television, dummy!

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