May 14, 2011 |
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won several Republican primaries in the 2008 presidential race, said Saturday night that he would not make a run for the White House in 2012. Huckabee's decision was a secret to all but his close family until he revealed it on his weekly Fox News Channel program. Since losing the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, Huckabee has fashioned a lucrative post-political career as an author, speaker and contributor for Fox News, where he makes about $500,000 a year in a contract that goes through 2012.
July 31, 2004 |
As broadcasters sharply limited their coverage of the Democratic National Convention this year, cable news networks and PBS leaped into the breach and came away with some impressive ratings. Overall viewership for the convention -- including ABC, CBS and NBC plus the three all-news cable networks -- was down slightly compared with 2000, according to figures from Nielsen Media Research. This year's coverage averaged 20.4 million total viewers over four nights, off 1% from four years ago.
October 7, 2002 |
NEW YORK--Shortly before CNN unveiled the new studio it had built in Manhattan for Paula Zahn's "American Morning" last month, a telephone rang at the desk of a reporter. A publicist for Fox News Channel was calling. For anyone writing about Zahn's show, she wanted to point out how much better Fox's morning show, "Fox & Friends," was doing in the ratings. With that in mind, CNN's new studio "is nothing more than rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic," said Fox spokeswoman Tracey Spector.
July 28, 2007 |
Liberal activists are stepping up their campaign against Fox News Channel by pressuring advertisers not to patronize the network. MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America's Future and liberal blogs like DailyKos.com are asking thousands of supporters to monitor who is advertising on the network. Once a database is gathered, an organized phone-calling campaign will begin, said Jim Gilliam, vice president of media strategy for Brave New Films, a company that has made anti-Fox videos.
September 29, 2006 |
A financial struggle is looming between Fox News Channel and the cable and satellite providers who carry the network, with the risk of Bill O'Reilly, Shepard Smith and Sean Hannity being yanked from TV screens if talks go sour. With Fox's 10th anniversary next week, a series of 10-year contracts with providers will begin expiring. Fox says the systems pay roughly 25 cents per subscriber each month to carry its programming.
October 19, 2012 |
Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes has signed on for another four years. The new employment agreement, announced Friday by parent company News Corp., will keep Ailes at the controls of one of the television's company's most successful divisions through the 2016 presidential election. In addition to serving as chairman and chief executive of the top-rated Fox News, Ailes also oversees the company's 27 television stations, Twentieth Television syndication,...
November 14, 2000 |
A cousin of George W. Bush played a key role in the election night decision by Fox News Channel to call the race for the Texas governor, prompting the cable channel to lead a stampede of networks in declaring Bush the president-elect. John Ellis is a consultant hired by Fox to run its election night "decision desk," the team that analyzes exit poll data and recommends when news executives should project a winner in each state.
October 13, 2004 |
"I'm a metrosexual -- he's a cowboy." "Women should like me. I do manicures!" "Didn't my nail and cuticles look great?" -- Quotes falsely attributed to John F. Kerry on FOXNews.com In the larger scheme of things, the fake quotes posted on the Fox News website following the first presidential debate look like the adolescent silliness that strikes many a campaign-weary journalist at the end of the trail. But not to the activists supporting Democratic candidate Sen. John F.
September 5, 1997
There will be bountiful television and radio coverage of the funeral for Princess Diana on Saturday. But because of the time difference between here and London, the live telecast will hit the airwaves at 3 a.m. West Coast time. Recognizing that not everyone will want to watch in the middle of the night, however, many channels plan to tape the proceedings for a second airing later Saturday.
March 11, 2005 |
TV shows often feature plots ripped from the headlines, but an upcoming episode of David E. Kelley's legal drama "Boston Legal" was a bit too lifelike for ABC executives. Sunday's episode of the series starring James Spader is about the censorship issues raised when a high school principal tries to block students' access to a cable news channel. In Kelley's original script, the network in question was News Corp.'s Fox News Channel.