ailes_10-20.JPG10 new members to the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame will be inducted tomorrow night, spanning the tube from Showtime to ESPN. A few will be from the TV news world as well, and each of the inductees are profiled on the B&C site:

Marisa Guthrie describes FNC CEO Roger Ailes as having “the populist gumption and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic of his Rust Belt roots.”

Ailes talks about the bias he sees in the media. “Everybody knew [Tim] Russert was a liberal Democrat,” he says. “And everybody knows [Tom] Brokaw is a liberal Democrat. But they didn’t let that get in the way of their questions, their reporting. They didn’t get their ego out in front of the story. I have enormous respect for people who do that.”

He also gives an indication to his role in the mainstream media as a whole. “The day we all start doing the same thing and running over the same cliff like all those cows in a Roy Rogers movie, it’s over,” he says. “So as long as the cows are heading in one direction, you’ll see me standing in the doorway saying, ‘Hey, wait a minute, over here.’”

Click continued for highlights from the profiles of NBC’s Matt Lauer and CBS’ 60 Minutes, also inductees tomorrow night…

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