For those of you who haven't seen it, it was made in 1976 and it's about a failing TV network that finds success in a shit-on news anchor, Howard Beale, who is later dubbed the "Mad Prophet of TV." Beale rants on his news program about how the world is going to the shitter because people are being dehumanized, devalued, and they're okay with it happening.
I wish that I could do the movie justice by giving it a more in depth analysis and what it means to me, but I can't. The movie speaks so clearly for itself, that any attempt on my part to deconstruct it for the purpose of extracting meaning would most assuredly be woefully inadequate.
Anyone who cares about humanity, individual liberty, and common decency should watch this movie. Here's a clip to whet your appetite.