November 19, 2002 |
The new book "Bush at War," by Washington Post assistant managing editor Bob Woodward, says Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes offered advice to President Bush in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Ailes is a former media advisor to Bush's father and other prominent Republicans, but he said he left politics when he took the job at the Fox News Channel. According to a report that ran Saturday in the Post, Ailes sent his memo to Bush senior advisor Karl Rove, who took it to the president.
January 31, 1996 |
In the latest challenge to CNN, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch outlined plans for a new 24-hour news channel he said will be launched by the end of the year. Murdoch said Roger Ailes, the former president of NBC's CNBC cable network, will be chief executive for the channel and will also oversee Fox News, the news division of News Corp.'s Fox TV network.
November 21, 2008 |
Roger Ailes, the savvy and hard-charging television executive who transformed the Fox News Channel from an upstart enterprise to the top-rated cable news network, sealed a deal Wednesday to remain in his post for another five years. Ailes' new contract extends the key role he plays in News Corp. as chief executive of Fox News and chairman of the Fox Television Stations. "Roger has done a remarkable job building Fox News into a force in journalism," News Corp.
October 18, 1993 |
People who know Roger Ailes only as a tough media strategist for Republican candidates may have been surprised when he was named president last month of CNBC, NBC's business-and-talk cable channel. Sure, these days he's the executive producer of Rush Limbaugh's syndicated TV series, but what they didn't realize is that he'd also been a television producer before he was in politics. And the skills he brings to one job apply to the other, he points out.
October 23, 2012 |
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.
October 22, 2012 |
NBCUniversal has tapped E. McRate "Mac" Budill as president of TV Networks Distribution. He succeeds Bridget Baker who resigned last week. The post is a key one for NBCUniversal. Budill will be responsible for negotiating distribution agreements for the media company's array of cable networks including USA, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC Sports Channel and the Golf Channel. Budill will also handle retransmission consent negotiations for the broadcast stations owned by NBC and its Spanish-language network Telemundo.