On October 7, 1996, the "on" switch was thrown at the Fox News Channel — and the TV news universe hasn't been the same since. A one-hour special, Fox News Channel — 15 Years — Fair and Balanced (Friday, 10pm/ET; Saturday, 10pm/ET; and Sunday, 3pm/ET), will reflect on the rise of the cable news ratings leader. Among the Fox News veterans looking back is Special Report anchor Bret Baier, who opened the channel's Atlanta bureau in his apartment with just a fax machine and a cell phone in FNC's early days. The Biz recently talked with Baier, who became anchor of Special Report in 2009, about the anniversary, the channel's critics and his emergence as the face of Fox News in the Beltway.
Sarah Palin will not run for president in the 2012 election, the ex-governor announced Wednesday.
According to a letter written to her supporters obtained by ABC News, Palin said she decided not to run "after much prayer and serious consideration" and that her family comes first.
"I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a...
Glenn Beck bid adieu to Fox News on Thursday, as the controversial host prepares to launch his own network. However, there were no tears from Beck, who instead promised his fans he would help fix the country and even poked fun at his own persona, according to The Associated Press.
"I'm the only host who is supposedly the most dangerous person in America because of my influence and the least influential person in America because my ratings...
President Barack Obama is "too far left" for the French and the Germans, Jon Stewart "loves polarization" and NPR has a "Nazi attitude," Roger Ailes said in a long interview with The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz.
While holding a mug branded with the Fox News Channel's logo, "fair and balanced," the network's chairman shared his views on a wide-variety of subjects often discussed on the network.
Glenn Beck criticized for comments about George Soros
On Obama, Ailes said...
Fox executives are mulling the possibility of a late-night show hosted by Conan O'Brien, but their boss, Rupert Murdoch, says they have to convince him it would be profitable.
"We're giving it a lot of thought and a lot of examination," said Murdoch, head of Fox's parent company, News Corp.
Ratings: 10.3 million tune in for O'Brien's final Tonight Show
Fox owned-and operated TV stations and affiliates (a total of 205, according to The Wall Street Journal) now generally air reruns of syndicated sitcoms from 11 to midnight that make them a lot of money.
So, Murdoch said...