Newscaster Howard Beale has a message for those who package reports of cute puppies, movie premieres and fender benders as hard news: Im as mad as hell, and Im not going to take this anymore. Sidney Lumet directs Paddy Chayefskys satire (an Academy Award-winning* screenplay) about the things people do for loveand ratings. Three performers won Oscars. Best Actress Faye Dunaway is the TV exec guarding ratings like a tigress protecting cubs. Best Actor Peter Finch is Beale, whose airwave rants become aphenomenon. And William Holden, Robert Duvall and Best Supporting Actress Beatrice Straight add to the fierce vitality.