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'Mad as Hell' documents wild trajectory of pundit Cenk Uygur
'Mad as Hell' documents wild trajectory of pundit Cenk Uygur

Political pundit Cenk Uygur and his cult talk show, "The Young Turks," went on a roller-coaster ride from public-access television to SiriusXM satellite radio, YouTube and Current TV — all detailed in the eye-opening, behind-the-scenes documentary "Mad as Hell." Although the title suggests a famous line from Sidney Lumet's 1976 film "Network," the doc doesn't necessarily focus on Uygur's brash, raving persona — so characteristic of talk-radio blowhards. It also isn't about his bipartisan disillusionment with the political apparatus, per se. Unexpectedly, the film best serves as a cautionary anecdote that epitomizes the mutual...

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