October 9, 1996 |
News Corp. said Tuesday that it will file a lawsuit today against Time Warner Inc. over its refusal to carry the Fox News Channel on its New York City cable system, turning the heat up a notch in a long-simmering brawl. News Corp. said it will charge Time Warner, Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc. and Ted Turner with an antitrust conspiracy. The suit will be filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
November 21, 1997 |
CNBC talk-show host Geraldo Rivera has accepted an offer to anchor a new nightly newscast and an interview show on the Fox News Channel, but NBC executives plan to make a counteroffer that they hope will keep him from leaving. The deal with the 13-month-old Fox News Channel, according to sources involved in the talks, calls for Rivera to co-anchor a 7 p.m. newscast, probably with the network's Catherine Crier, in addition to hosting the talk show he now does for CNBC.
March 9, 2002 |
I popped up on the Fox News Channel the other day. Maybe you missed it. I was part of a story about Paula Poundstone and the preferential treatment she may or may not have received recently from a Superior Court judge in Santa Monica My qualifications? Funny I should mention that. I'm co-founder of a year-old Internet Webzine called HollywoodPulse.com, for which a partner and I ruminate weekly about the goings-on in show business from a decidedly unique (read: warped) perspective. Our secret?
April 2, 2003 |
Viewing of network news and the all-news cable channels has cooled a bit after surging in response to the start of war in Iraq, though tune-in for TV news in general remains elevated, based on Nielsen Media Research estimates released Tuesday. Results from the first full week of war coverage show that Fox News Channel stayed the most-watched cable network, averaging 4.4 million viewers, compared with 3.7 million viewing rival CNN during an average minute in prime time last week, and 1.
December 13, 2002 |
Shepard Smith, the news anchor with the fastest Mississippi drawl on television, has been a rising star in cable news this year: The Fox News Channel personality has the top-rated newscast (as opposed to talk show), and in October and November his "Fox Report" passed CNN's Larry King to take the No. 3 spot overall. He's ahead so far this month too. But there's always room for more viewers.
April 1, 2011 |
The heartburn that a prospective Donald Trump presidential bid gives to other Republican candidates will now be delivered on a weekly basis. The bombastic real estate mogul will now be joining the morning show "Fox and Friends" every Monday, the program announced. "The Donald now makes his voice loud and clear every Monday on Fox," asserts a promo, which was first reported by Mediaite, a news media website. Lately, Trump has been loud and clear on the you-can't-kill-it-no-matter-how-hard-you-try matter of President Obama's origins, producing his own birth certificate and daring the president to do the same.
July 26, 2013 |
Megyn Kelly and her husband Douglas Brunt have welcomed their third baby. The Fox News Channel anchor, soon to be seen in the evenings instead of afternoons, delivered Thatcher Bray Brunt on Tuesday, the network announced Friday. Thatcher, who arrived at 8 pounds, 2 ounces - giving weighty royal baby George a run for his money , albeit with a lot less media attention - joins big brother Yates, who turns 4 in September, and big sis Yardley,...
October 7, 2013 |
Fox News Channel star Megyn Kelly is bright, beautiful and blunt when she needs to be. Just ask Karl Rove. Her willingness to take on all-comers, even conservative hero Rove - as she famously did on election night last November - is one reason Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes has promoted Kelly to a plum prime-time perch. On Monday, the network's 17th anniversary, "The Kelly File" premieres between the opinion-heavy programs of the network's conservative firebrands Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
October 9, 2013 |
Bill O'Reilly, you have a new contender for the cable-news throne: Megyn Kelly. "The Kelly File" -- with former daytime host Kelly carving up the issues of the day -- delivered big returns for Fox News Channel in its second outing at 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to Nielsen. Kelly rounded up 2.8 million total viewers, which dominated the time slot over MSNBC's Rachel Maddow (1.1 million) and CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" (590,858). That was a huge increase over the 2.1 million "Kelly File" saw for Monday's premiere. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll More important, Kelly was within hailing distance of the man who has dominated cable news for more than a decade: O'Reilly (3 million)
July 3, 2013 |
These days, Greta Van Susteren isn't just covering the news, she's making it. Speculation is rampant that Van Susteren may be getting ready to walk away from her 10 p.m. Fox News Channel show and head back to CNN, where she rose to prominence in the 1990s as a legal analyst. One catalyst behind such a possible move? This week's announcement that hard-hitting anchor Megyn Kelly will get a prime-time slot after she returns from maternity leave later this year. Word is that Kelly could get the 10 p.m. real estate, which might leave Van Susteren with no home in prime time, between 8 and 11 p.m. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings Meanwhile, CNN is in the middle of yet another reinvention, this one overseen by former NBC Universal boss Jeff Zucker.