TV, Radio, Internet...dishing dirt since 2001
I used to work for ABC at Prospect and the KABC morning show had an astrologer who was a lot like Sybil The Soothsayer.There's a great book about making Network.
The sad thing is what was an outlandish satire is now documentary. I'd imagine a lot of younger people watch that movie today--if they watch movies at all today that don't have CGI monsters and spaceships--and wonder what's so "satirical" about it. You can see weirder stuff on Jerry Springer.
You're right. Paddy Chaefsky who wrote the screenplay for this movie was so prescient! 'Reality' TV and 'Tabloid' TV are now sadly here to stay. One of the many reasons why America has been so 'dumbed down.'
In the background...under the clocks: What are those red & black telephones for??
Whats he angry about? Everybody in control of the media looks like him. Even after that outburst,he was invited to lunch with Cumulus executives. "Hi Bob,Hello Peter"...