Based on a true story and largely accurate, I found this film sad and also a general commentary of what tv and entertainment has become. This reminded me of the Network, but I liked this a lot better. If anything I think the American public demands even more a facade today. Look at whats popular: "reality tv," the Kardashians, celebrities with the best plastic surgery, filtered photographs on social media, singers who lip sync....etc. No one wants the truth for entertainment-thats boring. even when you know the stuff is fake we still like it. For instance, ive read memoirs that have turned out to have parts fabricated but i still liked the book. It just leaves a sour taste tho in your mouth and definitely is disappointing to find out. In any case, i liked the film better as it went on and dealt with more complicated issues like how this would affect the "little guys," questioning what does the public truly want, dealing with an accomplished family, and how no one seemed to tell the truth even Herbie. It does make me question other quiz shows, but while I now believe a lot of them have to be rigged to a certain extent and faked-I think this one was over the top fraud. It just gets you thinking a lot about how much fakery we allow and isnt even taboo anymore. Important movie and even more relevant today. At least, i think the public does deserve to know its fake if it is and then let us decide if we still like it. Especially this fake crap seems to be more dangerous nowadays with political news thats completely factitious and circles around social media as fact when no sources have been checked first.