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FOX News Channel is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country since January 2002. Owned by 21st Century Fox, the network is available in more than 90 million homes. Fox News launched Oct. 7, 1996. Roger Ailes is the chairman, CEO and co-founder of Fox News Channel.

Greta the Diplomat

NYPGretaThe New York Post, which until last year was a corporate sibling of Fox News, says Greta Van Susteren would have been a better Cuban negotiator than Pres. Obama. In an opinion piece, the Post writes:

It’s hard not to note that in another recent case — Mexico’s jailing of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi — Fox News’ Greta van Susteren helped get this US Marine freed without any of the compromises Obama agreed to in exchange for Alan Gross. Maybe next time the president needs a back-channel negotiation with some thug regime, he should send Greta instead of John Kerry.

The U.S. will be looking for an ambassador to Cuba in due time. Perhaps Greta is ready.

Neil Cavuto’s Tribute to Producer Who Died of Cancer: ‘You Left Us Speechless’

GoodmanCavutoAnnie Goodman, a former Fox News producer for “Your World” and “Forbes on Fox,” died this morning after a three-year battle with triple negative breast cancer. She was 33.

In a tribute on “Your World” this afternoon, anchor Neil Cavuto described her as “always funny, always blunt, always fighting, never quitting.” (Video after the jump.)

“Annie knew her odds, but she also knew she wasn’t going down without a fight,” Cavuto said. “When I asked her about how it felt to be the face of the disease, leave it to Annie to zing back: ‘I’m just sorry I couldn’t offer a pretty face.’ She was pretty wrong.”

Goodman had worked for Fox News for more than a decade in a variety of positions, most of them on Cavuto’s show. (Annie was a friend and colleague with whom I worked for three years at Fox.) She was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer at the age of 30 and underwent several years of chemotherapy and radiation as the disease spread to her ovaries, lungs, and brain. Read more

‘The O’Reilly Factor’ Plans ‘Killing Lincoln’ Preview Show

5O'Reilly BillFox News Channel will air the film “Killing Lincoln” on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 9 pm ET. The film is based on Bill O’Reilly‘s 2011 New York Times best-seller by the same name, so it makes sense that FNC will have a little cross-promotion.

Prior to the film, a special edition of “The O’Reilly Factor” will air, previewing all-things “Killing Lincoln” at 8 pm ET. Co-author of the book Martin Dugard, Glenn Beck, FNC contributors Juan Williams and Mary Katharine Ham, FOX Business Network’s Don Imus and “Factor” correspondent Jesse Watters will be guests on the special.

The film is narraterted by Tom Hanks and was National Geographic Channel’s first original docudrama, drawing 3.4 million viewers. “Killing Lincoln” documents the events leading up to April 14, 1865 and delves into the mind of John Wilkes Booth and what led him to assassinate the 16th president of the United States.

Gretchen Carlson Speaks to Widow of ‘American Sniper’

SniperBeginning today on “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson,“ Gretchen will talk to Taya Kyle, the real widow of the “American Sniper,” who is played by Sienna Miller in the upcoming film. Part two of the interview will air tomorrow at 2 pm ET.

Gretchen and Taya will discuss the movie, Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against Chris Kyle’s estate and the trial of Chris’ alleged killer. “American Sniper” is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Bradley Cooper, in addition to Miller. It hits theaters Jan. 16.

Dominic Di-Natale Sent Letter, Text Message Before Death

FNCDominic Di-Natale was suffering from post-traumatic stress and recurring seizures in the months leading up to his suicide earlier this month. Di-Natale covered the Middle East for Fox News, including its war zones, starting in 2007. The New York Times has uncovered a letter Di-Natale sent to a close friend. The letter sheds some light on Di-Natale’s state of mind at the time of his death.

Times editorial writer Ernesto Londono, who knew D-Natale personally, writes:

There’s an addictive aspect to covering war. It’s partly the adrenaline rush and partly a sense that you’re doing consequential work. But to a large extent, war became a lure to many of us because of the magnificent camaraderie that dark, dangerous places can create. In war zones, our vulnerability makes it easy to form strong, intimate bonds with colleagues quickly. The loneliness many of us felt when we returned home was jarring.

Di-Natale explained in the letter that his career, “afforded me professional integrity and social validity in others’ eyes. I had absolutely none prior to going to war. I wasn’t even a real man until then.”

The Times also reveals that Di-Natale sent a text message, instructing a friend where authorities could find his body. “I cannot live and diminish with this illness,” he wrote. “To my father, to you and to those I have hurt and inconvenienced, I am so very, very sorry.”

The Scoreboard: Sunday, Dec. 14

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 122 | CNN: 113 | MSNBC: 86 | HLN: 101
  • Primetime: FNC: 122 | CNN: 154 | MSNBC: 96 | HLN: 75

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/HC:

60

Kurtz:

104

FNSunday:

126

Report:

128

Huckabee:

131

Kelly:

143

Stossel:

93

Huckabee:

49

Kelly:

70

CNN
Nwsroom:

85

Nwsroom:

62

Nwsroom:

91

Nwsroom:

141

Viral:

177

Dino:

118

Dino:

168

Dino:

99

Dino:

100

MSNBC
Caught:

65

Caught:

78

Caught:

121

Caught:

128

PotBarons:

104

PotBarons:

49

PotBarons:

136

Lockup:

132

Lockup:

150

HLN
Files:

51

Files:

41

Files:

60

Files:

142

Files:

95

GrowingAm.:

53

Files:

77

Files:

190

Files:

248

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Interrogator on Use of Waterboarding: ‘We Would Just Have to Man Up’

Megyn Kelly is on the move. She’s headed to the White House Christmas party tonight, and will anchor “Kelly File” from DC. Tomorrow she’ll head to Hollywood for first appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

On her show tonight, Kelly airs the final portions of a 4-part interview with Dr. James Mitchell, among those who interrogated 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The interview, Mitchell’s first since the release of the Senate report on post-9/11 CIA tactics, was confirmed just before last night’s show. Kelly continued the interview after her show ended and it’s those sections that will air tonight.

Dr. Mitchell talked about the use of waterboarding during interrogations: “Those techniques are so harsh that it’s emotionally distressing to the people who are administering them. Even though you don’t want to do it, you’re doing it in order to save lives in the country, and we would just have to man up for lack of a better term.”

FNC Plans ‘All-American New Year’ From NYC

FNCNYEFox news Channel will ring in the New Year with a special program, “All-American New Year” on Dec. 31 at 9 pm ET.

Co-hosts Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bob Beckel, Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery, Anna Kooiman and Jesse Watters will broadcast live from Times Square in New York City. Additionally, FNC’s senior correspondent Rick Leventhal will be reporting on the safety and security of New Year’s Eve celebrations across the city and FNC contributors Bernard McGurik and Joanne Nosuchinsky will be covering the spectators who travel from across the globe to celebrate in Times Square.

Viewers are encouraged to share their New Year’s resolutions on social media by using the hashtag #foxnews2015.

Fox News May Disappear from Dish

FNCdishIf you watched any of the NFL on FOX Sunday, you may have caught this commercial imploring Dish customers to push the satellite carrier to keep Fox News in the lineup. FNC’s current deal with Dish expires this Saturday night at 11:59pmET.

“We are simply notifying our viewers about the possibility of not being able to access FOX News on their current satellite TV provider,” says Tim Carry, EVP of Distribution for Fox News.

Nearly 20,000 people called the 800 number and more than 75,000 went to the website after the ad aired during yesterday’s NFL games. The ad is also airing on FOX O&Os today.

This is the third Dish contract expiration to go public in the last two months. In October, Turner’s deal with Dish expired leaving 14 million Dish subscribers without CNN, HLN and other Turner networks. Service was restored Nov. 21 after a new deal was struck.

CBS pulled its programming from Dish Friday, Dec. 5. Both sides struck a deal 12 hours later, returning the network’s O&Os to the satellite service.

Jesse Watters Booted from de Blasio Presser

WattersDiBlasio“I’m Watters. And this is my world.”

That’s how “O’Reilly Factor” correspondent Jesse Watters introduced himself to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during a news conference in the Bronx Thursday.

Watters pressed hizzoner about why he hasn’t responded to an “O’Reilly Factor” interview request adding that de Blasio’s staff “hasn’t been very respectful.”

“I’m sure they’ve been very respectful,” de Blasio said, as  he tried to move on to another reporter.

The New York Daily News has the video…

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