In the 1976 film Network, Howard Beale (Peter Finch) is a longtime TV anchorman for the UBS Evening News, who learns from a friend that he’s about to be fired for declining ratings. He announces on a live broadcast that he will commit suicide on the next broadcast and in a impassioned diatribe persuades viewers to shout “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” from their windows.