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Saturday, April 09, 2011
In Lumet's 'Network,' a prescient view of news
Following is the most famous scene from Director Sidney Lumet's 1976 movie about broadcast news, subverted in a drive for profits. Lumet, 86, died today at his Manhattan home. Peter Finch won an Oscar as the mentally ill news anchor, Howard Beale, who is eventually assassinated on live TV.