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December 19, 2004
Roger Ailes
FOX News, Chairman & CEO
Roger Ailes BIO:
· Worked at FOX News since 1996
· Created FOX’s first weekly public affairs show, FOX News Sunday
· Oversaw the launch of FOX News Channel, FOX’s 24-hour cable news channel

PREVIOUS:
· President of CNBC, NBC’s business news and talk network, 1993.
· Ailes oversaw CNBC’s 1995 worldwide expansion to Europe and Asia.
· Created the CNBC “Talk-All-Stars” concept.
· President of America’s Talking (A-T), a talk channel, which later became MSNBC.
· In 1991, after the Gulf War, Co-Executive Producer of “An All-Star Salute to Our Troops,” a two-hour special the CBS Television Network.
· In 1981, Executive Producer of the NBC program “Tomorrow: Coast to Coast.”
· From 1970-1992, he owned Ailes Communications, Inc., a consulting company whose clients included three U.S. Presidents, several senators and governors, as well as CEO’s.
· 1965, at age 25, Ailes went from prop boy to executive producer of “The Mike Douglas Show.” The show was nominated for two Emmy awards and won its first Emmy in 1967.

OTHER TV WORK:
· Produced “Television and the Presidency,” featuring historian Theodore H. White
· Produced “Television: Our Life and Times,” a two-hour retrospective of television entetainment programs
· Produced a documentary on the legendary Italian film director Federico Fellini
· Produced a wildlife special, “The Last Frontier,” with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
· Worked as a consultant and/or executive producer for several major television projects including Twentieth Century Fox’s, “A Current Affair,” and Paramount Television’s “The Maury Povich Show,” “The Leeza Show,” and “Rush Limbaugh: The Television Show.”

BOOK:
In 1987, “You Are The Message” (Doubleday)

GREW UP:
He is a native of Warren, Ohio

EDUCATION:
Graduate of Ohio University

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Info: Roger Ailes has been with FOX News since 1996 and oversaw the launch of the Fox News Channel. As chairman & CEO, he oversees all national operations for FOX News. Ailes discussed the success of FOX News, his career path and the future of network & cable news. The interview took place on the set of “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Fox and Friends” in New York City.





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