September 6, 2001 |
News personality Paula Zahn was fired by Fox News Channel on Wednesday, and received a job offer from the network's rival, CNN, hours later. Zahn, who hosted the nightly news show "The Edge With Paula Zahn" on the News Corp.-owned cable news channel, was terminated for breach of contract, said Fox News executives. Dianne Brandi, vice president of legal affairs for FNC, said the action was taken after Zahn received a written offer from CNN to host a show there.
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,...
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.
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.
October 4, 2012 |
A huge audience -- an estimated 67.2 million people -- watched the first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney on Wednesday, according to ratings firm Nielsen. The crowd levels represent a 28% increase over viewership for the first debate four years ago between then-Sen. Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). That debate, in September 2008, garnered an audience of 52.4 million viewers. Wednesday night's event was carried live from the University of Denver in Colorado across nearly a dozen channels.