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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.

In Profile: Bartiromo, Tapper, O’Reilly, Alexander

  • Maria Bartiromo talks with Adweek about her media diet and how she starts her day: “Usually I’ll check the performance of the international markets. Then I’ll look online and through Wall Street research reports to figure out what is setting the tone for the markets that day.”

  • Jake Tapper talks about his morning routine with Bon Appetit: “As soon as I wake up, I read my email to see what news developed overnight. Then I go to Twitter and do the same thing, see what’s happened in the rest of the world. Finally, I go to Facebook to get the developments on my friend’s lives. And then I get out of bed. This is all before coffee.”

  • Bill O’Reilly talks with the Cindy Adams about his latest book: Killing Patton. “Wartime things exist of which we have no idea. Our side wasn’t all good. Eisenhower and Patton, who had mistresses, were glory seekers, not buddies. In this book they’re human beings.”

  • Peter Alexander turned the “Today” show lens on his sister Becky Alexander discussing her memoir, Not Fade Away, which tells the story of how her world is changing because of a disorder called Usher Syndrome Type III, causing her to go blind and deaf.

Fox News Signs Michelle Fields as a Contributor

Political commentator Michelle Fields has been signed as a Fox News contributor, BuzzFeed’s Dorsey Shaw reports.

Fields, a correspondent for PJ Media, has been a regular on “Cashin’ In” on the weekends.

After 13 Years, Wedding Photo Left in 9/11 Rubble Returned to Owner on ‘Fox & Friends’

A wedding party photo left behind in the rubble of 9/11 was reunited with one of its owners this morning on “Fox & Friends.”

“You couldn’t have made up a better ending,” Elizabeth Stringer Keefe told Steve Doocy. Days after 9/11, Keefe’s friend gave her a photo she found in the rubble showing a newly married couple and their wedding party. One member of that wedding party, Fred Mahe, had the photo on his desk at the World Trade Center on 9/11. He arrived to work after the attack occurred. And on Friday, Mahe was alerted to a tweet penned on the 13th anniversary of the attacks last week by Keefe.

The tweet was retweeted over 6,500 times and featured in People Magazine. After finding out about Keefe’s tweet, Mahe contacted her, and they met for the first time this morning as part of a “Fox and Friends” exclusive.

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TMZ’s Harvey Levin to Fox: You’re Telling Me Fox and Others Don’t Pay for Great Video?

Appearing on “MediaBuzz” yesterday, TMZ executive producer Harvey Levin suggested his site paying for video is no different than Fox News and other cable networks paying for video.

“You want to actually tell me that Fox News Channel and all the others haven’t paid for people who come along and say they have this great piece of video?” Levin said to Howard Kurtz. “Fox News and others don’t pay for information,” Kurtz responded. “Howie, you’re changing the subject…I agree with you on information. I’m talking about video.” Levin went on to say TMZ doesn’t pay for interviews.

How Bill O’Reilly Continues to Support 9/11 Families

oreilly304x200The Hollywood Reporter interviews Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly about his support for a 9/11 charity that helps those who lost loved ones 13 years ago today.

For once, it’s hard for anyone to disagree with Bill O’Reilly. The Fox News Channel’s biggest ratings grabber — and sometimes most polarizing personality — long has been advocating for and helping fund Tuesday’s Children, a New York-based nonprofit family service that still, after 13 years, offers guidance, special events and other programs for children and spouses who lost loved ones during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “My campaign is to raise awareness that 9/11 continues, that these kids need to be supported by Americans,” O’Reilly, 64, tells THR. “It’s the right thing to do.”

For O’Reilly, a Long Island native, keeping the memory of what happened alive is vital.

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Jorge Ramos Grills Bill O’Reilly on His Treatment of Pres. Obama vs. Pres. Bush

O'Reilly RamosThe interview might have taken place on the “O’Reilly Factor” set, but it was Fusion’s Jorge Ramos doing the interrogating in an interview between Ramos and Bill O’Reilly that aired last night on Fusion.

“You’ve destroyed President Barack Obama. In almost every single show you criticize President Barack Obama and you didn’t do the same with President George W. Bush,” Ramos said to O’Reilly. “Yes I did…I was hard on Bush and I was hard on Obama,” O’Reilly shot back. “No you were not, I saw one of your interviews, it was kind of weak with President Bush,” Ramos responded.

The verbal jousting continued back and forth on who has been hard—and not hard—on certain leaders, with Ramos then invoking FNC’s slogan. “You can do whatever you want, but that’s not fair and balanced. If you really want to be fair and balanced, you’d have to be as strong against a Republican president as under a Democratic president.”

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Judge Rules TVEyes is Mostly Okay

tveyesThe TVEyes web service has won a round against Fox News.

Last year, Fox sued TVEyes, a service that monitors and transcribes video from cable, broadcast and radio stations, claiming copyright infringement. But U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein has given a partial victory to the service saying the keyword search function falls under the fair use doctrine.

A Fox News spokesperson says the network will fight on: “The Court expressly said that it required more information to decide whether TVEyes’ other features — including allowing video clips to be archived, downloaded, emailed, and shared via social media — were fair use.”

The Court has called for another hearing on that part of the case on October 3. Mediabistro sites TVNewser and TVSpy use TVEyes extensively.

Fox News Ratings Notes: ‘The Five,’ ‘Cashin’ In,’ ‘Media Buzz’

FiveA few ratings highlights of the last few days from Fox News Channel:

  • On Monday, “The Five” delivered 2.2 million total viewers, beating the U.S. Open Men’s Final on CBS. The 5pmET program also topped MSNBC and CNN combined, in both total viewers and the demo.
  • On Sunday, “Media Buzz” marked its one-year anniversary with its second-highest demo drawing 327,000 viewers. The Howard Kurtz-hosted show beat MSNBC and CNN combined in the 11amET timeslot.
  • On Saturday, “Cashin’ In” hosted by Eric Bolling delivered the highest demo of any cable news daytime program. The show beat all of CNN’s primetime programming including the Hunt and CNN Films.

Network Coverage Plans for President Obama’s ISIS Address

ObamaCNNIsisBroadcast and cable news networks will provide special coverage tomorrow night at 9pmET for President Obama’s speech on American action against ISIS.

Here is what the networks are planning:

  • CBS’ Bob Schieffer will anchor for the network with “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley reporting from Iraq, where it will be 4am. The CBS Sports special “Under the Lights” will be delayed.
  • Brian Williams anchors for NBC with Chuck Todd reporting from the DC Bureau, delaying “America’s Got Talent” in the eastern and central time zones.
  • ABC’s chief anchor George Stephanopoulos hosts, along with Jonathan Karl at the White House.
  • Shepard Smith will anchor a special report on FOX, interrupting the season premiere of “Hell’s Kitchen.”
  • On Fox News,  Megyn Kelly will anchor with Bret Baier appearing. “The O’Reilly Factor” will air at 8pmET and “Hannity” at 10pmET will be live, with a special live edition of “Special Report” airing at 11pmET.
  • On CNN, Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer will anchor.
  • John Seigenthaler will anchor a preview of the speech at 8:30pmET for Al Jazeera America as well as coverage of the actual speech. White House Correspondent Mike Viqueira will contribute from the White House.
  • Neil Cavuto will anchor  for Fox Business Network, followed by live editions of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” at 10pmET and “The Independents” at 11pmET.
  •  MSNBC will air a two-hour primetime special hosted by Rachel Maddow from 8pm-10pmET. Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, Andrea Mitchell and Reverend Al Sharpton will join Maddow. “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” will air at 10pmET followed by a live “All In with Chris Hayes” at 11pmET.
  • Bloomberg Politics’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will anchor Bloomberg TV’s special primetime coverage of the President’s speech starting at 9PM ET from Washington, DC. Bloomberg’s Al Hunt will contribute reporting and analysis.
  • CNBC will carry the address with hosts as yet unannounced

Brian Kilmeade Explains Ray Rice Joke

This morning on “Fox & Friends” Brian Kilmeade said a bad joke he made yesterday while discussing the video of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his fiancee — now wife — unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator, was not meant to take the situation lightly.

After playing the video, obtained by TMZ, Kilmeade said, “The message here is to take the stairs.” Steve Doocy didn’t help much when he added, “The message is: when you’re in an elevator, there’s a camera.”

This morning, Kilmeade explained, “Comments that we made during this story yesterday made some feel like we were taking the situation too lightly. We are not. We were not. Domestic abuse is a very serious issue to us, I can assure you.”