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February 15, 2013 | By Morgan Little
Fox News announced Friday that it has hired Herman Cain, the spirited former presidential candidate and ex-pizza CEO, as a contributor for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Cain joins former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown as the latest addition to the network, which has shuffled its supporting cast in the wake of last year's presidential election. Bill Shine, Fox News' executive vice president of programming, said in a statement that Cain “brings an important voice to the nation's debates,” framing him as a “political expert with business savvy.” Cain heralded his own hiring in the same statement.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Was it an act of altruism or a scam? That's the big question behind media executive Darlene Tipton's efforts to raise money for the family and girlfriend of Philip Wood, a passenger who was on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Tipton, a vice president at Fox Cable Networks, was fired April 9 after using her work email to contact Wood's girlfriend, Sarah Bajc. The cable executive said in the email that she wanted to discuss a plan to raise $22 million for Bajc and Wood's family via the website GoFundMe.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Fox News always dominates in its competition against CNN and MSNBC, but last week the cable channel managed the unusual feat of beating all other cable networks in viewers, including juggernauts ESPN, USA and TBS. In prime time, Fox News averaged almost 3.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That was almost a million more than ESPN averaged. Fox News also won the total day crown with an average of 1.66 million viewers, nipping kids channel Nickelodeon, which averaged 1.63 million viewers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Joe Flint
CNN unveiled a new prime-time schedule to advertisers Thursday that further moves the cable channel away from a reliance on hard news and political chat. Most significantly, CNN is getting out of the talk show game in the 9 p.m. hour, a crucial time slot for cable news channels and one where the network has struggled for years. Instead, CNN will rotate between original series and documentaries. CNN once owned that hour when "Larry King Live" was a must for politicians and newsmakers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
The ragin' Cajun is back.  A year after his abrupt departure from CNN, Democratic strategist and cable-news fixture James Carville has landed a new gig as a contributor at Fox News, the network announed Thursday. “James' successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News,” said Bill Shine , executive vice president of programming at Fox News. ”We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network.” PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Carville, a Louisiana native who rose to prominence as a key player in Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, spent 11 years at CNN before he parted ways with the network in a major  shake-up in early 2013, just days after the arrival of its new president, Jeff Zucker . (Carville's wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, also left at the same time, as did conservative pundit Erick Erickson.)
NATIONAL
September 20, 2012 | By James Rainey
Fox News has seen more than its fill of stories about Mitt Romney's purported missteps on Libya and on the deadbeat 47%-ers. The right's favorite news outlet has responded with a ferocious round of counter-programming.  The key feature: flames, lots of flames. Flames, in particular, of American flags being burned by Mideast extremists. The none-too-subtle message: Commander in Chief Obama can't protect our people, assets, or stars and stripes around the world. The alternative Fox mix contains many other things, such as pictures of President Dilettante  hobnobbing with pop stars Beyonce and Jay-Z at a fundraiser, or yukking it up with David Letterman.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
You remember Karl Rove: He's the Republican strategist and Fox News contributor who made television history last month when he refused to accept that President Obama had won the state of Ohio and effectively clinched the entire election, leading to a showdown between Megyn Kelly and the behind-the-scenes statisticians on the network's “Decision Desk.” If a report out Wednesday from Gabriel Sherman at New York magazine is to be believed,...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
After listening to “a series of attacks from liberal media outlets” against their religion correspondent Lauren Green for her interview with author Reza Aslan, Fox News invited Brent Bozell , president of the Media Research Center, to discuss the controversy Wednesday. He vigorously defended the Fox News correspondent. Last week, Green seemed to inadvertently paint herself into a rhetorical corner while trying to pin down Aslan on the question of his Muslim faith and his motives in writing his new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” The subsequent 10-minute video went viral , and helped propel “Zealot” up the bestseller lists.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Megyn Kelly is moving to prime time. The longtime anchor of the popular Fox News daytime show "America Live" will get an evening show when she returns from maternity leave, the network said. What Fox News didn't say is what Kelly's show will be and where it will air. Fox News has long-term deals in place with its other prime-time stars including Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll There has been speculation that Kelly may take the 10 p.m. slot on Fox News that is currently held by Greta Van Susteren.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After weeks of quiet but intense negotiations, Time Warner Cable and Fox News have struck a new long-term affiliation agreement. The talks between the two giants remained mostly under the radar, unusual in today's media environment where loud and often nasty battles between programmers and distributors have become commonplace. Last month, Viacom pulled its cable channels from satellite broadcaster DirecTV for almost two weeks and the two ran public campaigns criticizing each other until a new accord could be reached.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Maria Bartiromo's new Sunday morning show on Fox News Channel opened with strong ratings, according to data from Nielsen.  "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo," which airs each week at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET), averaged 1.078 million viewers, more than the combined total audience for "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on CNN and the first hour of "Melissa Harris-Perry" on MSNBC.  Among 25-to-54-year-olds, the most coveted demographic for news programming, "Sunday Morning Futures" delivered 312,000 viewers, up 19% compared with Fox News' average in the time slot so far this year.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Bartiromo's coverage focused largely on the sign-up deadline for the Affordable Care Act, and guests included Cleveland Clinic Chief Executive Toby Cosgrove, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and drug company Merek's chief executive, Kenneth Frazier.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday night's "The Colbert Report," Colbert rounded up those who had a real beef with the leader of the free world doing a comedy sketch to drum up registration on the Healthcare.gov website. Not surprisingly, those pundits mostly existed on Fox News and "later in the day on Fox News," according to Colbert.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2014 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
In an old, whitewashed motel, where folklore has it studio executives once brought their secretaries for "lunch," Robert Greenwald, a mercurial man trailed by insults and death threats, leads a small band of filmmakers dedicated to unnerving political and corporate powers with righteous anger and quick-cut editing. Greenwald embodies the populism of George Bailey and the sly delight of a spy handed a secret dossier. His Brave New Films has skewered Wal-Mart, Fox News (Bill O'Reilly despises him)
NATIONAL
February 7, 2014 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON - A former government official pleaded guilty Friday to leaking secret information about North Korea to a Fox News reporter, a case that triggered a controversy last spring over the Justice Department's targeting of journalists who expose classified materials. Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Department intelligence advisor who specialized in weapons of mass destruction, agreed to a sentence of 13 months in prison for disclosing a June 2009 intelligence report about North Korea to Fox's James Rosen.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
The ragin' Cajun is back.  A year after his abrupt departure from CNN, Democratic strategist and cable-news fixture James Carville has landed a new gig as a contributor at Fox News, the network announed Thursday. “James' successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News,” said Bill Shine , executive vice president of programming at Fox News. ”We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network.” PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Carville, a Louisiana native who rose to prominence as a key player in Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, spent 11 years at CNN before he parted ways with the network in a major  shake-up in early 2013, just days after the arrival of its new president, Jeff Zucker . (Carville's wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, also left at the same time, as did conservative pundit Erick Erickson.)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2014 | By Joe Flint
There may be 500 channels and almost $80 billion in advertising and subscriber revenue in the television industry, but most of that content and cash is controlled by a handful of companies. In a new report on the U.S. media industry, Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger notes that a handful of media giants control the advertising and subscription pies. According to Juenger, fees that pay-TV distributors pay for content is now about $40 billion while advertising is an additional $37 billion.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
For viewers with a taste for schadenfreude, Fox News was the only place to be on election night. From Karl Rove's refusal to believe the network's own projection that Mitt Romney had lost Ohio , to Bill O'Reilly's assertion that the  “white establishment is now the minority,” to Sarah Palin's enormous new Joan Collins hairdo, there was a panicked and slightly unhinged quality to the evening's proceedings. Not surprisingly, Jon Stewart had a field day with the material on Wednesday's “Daily Show.”  He was especially delighted by the fact that it was left to co-anchor Megyn Kelly to force Rove to face the music, via a long walk through the bowels of the Fox News offices and a meeting with their in-house nerds.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Willie and Korie Robertson, two of the stars of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" show appeared on Fox News' New Year's Eve special, "All American New Year," and appeared ready to forgive and forget the show's recent controversy as the clock ticked toward 2014. "We're just glad to be back to work," Willie Robertson told Fox News hosts Bill Hemmer and Elisabeth Hasselbeck during an interview conducted via satellite from Steamboat Springs, Colo. "A&E and us are fine," he continued. "The Robertsons, we're looking forward to getting back to making some funny shows.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
Reza Aslan began 2013 as an academic teaching creative writing at UC Riverside. In the summer, he published the book "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" and everything changed. Now Aslan is ending his wild year with a movie deal for "Zealot" as well as writing a pilot for cable TV network FX, running the "transmedia" company Boomgen Studios, working on a novel -- and trying to craft the next episode in his unorthodox life as an Internet-era public intellectual. "Zealot," which portrayed Jesus not as a divine being but as an angry rebel, had already hit bestseller lists before an interview Aslan did with Fox News made him a viral video star.
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