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Network Film Summary & Analysis

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Television Airings

The television airings help to tell the story proposed by Network. From the first airing to the last we see the story of Howard Beale - the first man known to be murdered for bad ratings - come full circle.

In the first television airing, Howard announces that since he is being let go by the network, he will be killing himself in one week's time. Howard is terribly depressed about the state of his life, and he goes on a tirade about how terrible life is and how sick of it he is. From that point, we see the story as it unfolds. Diana begins to take over the news broadcasts, starts a new show around Howard's "prophetic" speeches, and exploits everyone possible.

Finally, we see the last television airing. Howard made a statement a few days prior that made a lot of trouble for the...

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