A real twist of an ending!
"A serial killer is targeting the on-air personalities of the American Broadcast Network. Apparently he's mad as hell and is not going to take it anymore. This is a plot-driven suspense story set in the near future, with darkly satiric elements and a twist ending. The killer is driven to take drastic action by what he sees as the degraded state of television. His only contact with the world is through letters, comprised of words clipped from magazines in classic ransom note style, that he sends to a print journalist. They contain all the righteous indignation that one might expect from a vigilante with a cause. The journalist is a throwback of former renown. One glimpse at the offices of the Los Angeles Post is enough to show how far the printed press have fallen, but he has stayed true to his lofty ideals. Reluctantly, but perhaps inevitably, he is drawn onto the airwaves of ABN to discuss the content of the letters. He is wooed by the head of the network's news division, with promises of complete editorial freedom and a larger audience than he has ever had. During one of his appearances he meets a star reporter at ABN and widow of the killer's first victim. After building a career covering particularly sensational crimes, she is finding out what it is like to have her own personal tragedy become fodder for endless commentary on her own network. She is drawn to this new comentator, seeing in him everything that is missing in her own career. Eventually she leaves her lucrative network job and holes up in his humble apartment. But he is not what he seems to be. She stumbles on a cache of magazines in his apartment that have the tell-tale missing words cut from them. He is part of a conspiracy by the network to kill their own on-air personalities in an effort to boost ratings."