Peter Finch plays the news anchor who loses it in Network (1976). Photo: Alamy

Classic American films: Network – Sidney Lumet’s news satire as relevant today as in 1976

  • A news anchor announces he will kill himself on air in his final show after being pushed out because of low ratings
  • The story of the power of ratings resonates in this age of click bait, fake news and a reality-TV American president
Topic |   American films

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Peter Finch plays the news anchor who loses it in Network (1976). Photo: Alamy
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