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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

· 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.

· 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.”

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

He is a native of Warren, Ohio

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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