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Rupert Murdoch Stops By ‘The Five’

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch stopped by the set of “The Five” Monday, visiting the show’s co-hosts before they went on-air Tuesday.

Murdoch has every reason to be smiling: “The Five” has far outperformed expectations. Originally slated as a temporary summer replacement for Glenn Beck, “The Five” is now consistently one of the network’s highest-rated programs.

Last month, the show delivered its highest ratings of the year in total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

Stephen Colbert Takes Aim at Eric Bolling

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert went after Fox News’ Eric Bolling this week. Colbert took issue with Bolling’s claim on “The Five” that the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, who was sentenced to life in prison, saved taxpayers money. By Bolling’s math, it would have cost $780,000 to house Castro in prison over the course of his life.

“That’s a good point,” Colbert joked. “Justice is expensive. Imagine how much we could have saved if we never caught him!” Watch:

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WATCH: Five Questions for ‘The Five’

When “The Five” debuted two years ago today, Fox News execs gave the show a trial run at 5pmET. It was replacing the wildly popular Glenn Beck show. “The Five” quickly established itself on the Fox News schedule, and, on its second anniversary, is the second most-watched program on cable news.

As they mark two years on the air, MediabistroTV has 5 questions for “The Five” (all seven of them.) We asked Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Andrea Tantaros and Juan Williams about their co-hosts’ quirks, which member of “The Five” they really like the best, and their first big break in TV.

Here’s How ‘The Five’ Came To Be

The AP’s David Bauder profiles Fox News program “The Five,” tied to the show’s improbable two-year anniversary. (Our new video with “The Five” is coming up Thursday, two years after “The Five’s” debut). Initially billed as a Summer replacement program, “The Five” quickly became a permanent part of FNC’s afternoon lineup. Bauder reveals how the show came to be:

When Glenn Beck left Fox in 2011, Eric Bolling of the Fox Business Network pitched himself to Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes.

‘‘I sent the boss an email and said, ‘I’d kill for that 5 o’clock slot,’’’ Bolling said. ‘‘He said: ‘You and 500 others. Come up and talk to me at the end of the week.’’’

Ailes already had another idea. He was mixing and matching personalities to see who might fit into a discussion format…

They shot two test episodes and ‘‘the chemistry … was undeniable,’’ Tantaros said. ‘‘When they said it was temporary, I thought, ‘Wow, but this is really fun.’’’

After the jump, “The Five” share with mediabistroTV their favorite moments from the show:
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WATCH: The Best Moments from ‘The Five,’ According to ‘The Five’

When it debuted almost two years ago, Fox News Channel’s “The Five” was billed as a temporary replacement for Glenn Beck‘s program. Today, the show celebrates its 500th episode and now ranks as FNC’s second most-watched program. Last month it had a 12-day hot streak as the #1 program in all of cable at 5pm.

Last week, MediabistroTV spent some time with all 7 members of the “The Five.” In this first of two MediabistroTV videos Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Andrea Tantaros and Juan Williams reflect on the best moments from the first 500.

Charlie Rose To Interview President Obama On PBS, Snowden’s Father Talks To Fox News

“CBS This Morning” and PBS anchor Charlie Rose will air an interview with President Obama on his eponymous PBS program tonight at 11 PM ET.

The interview was conducted yesterday before the President left for the G8 Summit in Belfast, Northern Island, and features a discussion on the NSA, drone policy and the Middle East.

The interview will re-air on Bloomberg TV tomorrow. You should also expect to see some clips on “CBS This Morning” tomorrow morning.

It will be the President’s first sit-down interview since the NSA scandal erupted. He spoke to NBC News in April, and ABC News and Telemundo in March. Rose last interviewed the President in July, 2012.

On Fox News, Eric Bolling has an exclusive interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden‘s father, Lonnie Snowden:

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Eric Bolling Lights Five Candles at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Every Morning

Just as the “Jersey Shore” had their GTL routine, Fox News host Eric Bolling has his own morning regimen that could be acronymed DRL: drive, read, light. “The Five” co-host tells Zap2It:

“I drive into the city, park my car, come up to my office, turn on the computer, make sure there’s no fires that need to be put out. Then I put my jacket back on and literally walk over to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, light the candles, come back. I don’t do it because I’m supposed to do it; I do it because I like it. It makes me feel good, knowing that I’ve done that. I light five candles. One, two, three, four, five — get it?”

Yep. Got it.

Eric Bolling Adds To Duties, Taking Over Fox News Weekend Show

Fox News “The Five” co-host Eric Bolling is adding to his duties at the network. According to Hal Boedeker at The Orlando Sentinel, Bolling will become the anchor of “Cashin’ In,” one of FNC’s weekend financial shows.

That program, which offers advice on how people can make their money grow, airs at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays on Fox News. Bolling can draw on his knowledge of commodities, such as oil and gold, and his five years on the New York Mercantile Exchange’s Board of Directors. He later worked as a strategic adviser on the exchange, and he is well versed in economic issues making headlines in the current news cycle.

Bolling is replacing Cheryl Casone, who will remain at Fox News as a contributor to “Fox & Friends” and the anchor of “Markets Now” on FBN.

Bob Beckel Keeps Filling Up That Swear Jar

Fox News Channel’s “The Five” co-host Bob Beckel clearly can’t help himself.

He dropped an F-bomb on the panel program yesterday evening, and he had to drop another $20 into “Bob’s Swear Jar.” He apologized, as did co-host Eric Bolling for egging him on. Nonetheless, it’s probably a good thing cable news content isn’t regulated by the FCC, otherwise Beckel would have generated enough indecency fines to put the network out of business.

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Two Conflicting Takes on the CBS News Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan Interview

Everyone agrees (even if their arguments are specious). The CBS News “60 Minutes” interview with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan was totally biased. Don’t believe me? Politico’s Dylan Byers argues:

For the second time this cycle, Romney has given an exclusive, in-person interview to the CBS anchor and “Face The Nation” host, and once again Schieffer has rewarded Romney — and in this case, his running mate Paul Ryan — with softball questions and no follow-ups.

Sure, Brian Stelter at the NY Times reports that Romney’s camp actually gave the interview to “60 Minutes” specifically, and did not seek out Schieffer, but let’s not ruin the narrative. “60 Minutes” after all would guarantee the largest audience for the interview, especially with the PGA Championship as a lead-in. In addition, it attracts a more generalist audience, and not the wonky crowd that the Sunday shows often do.

Mr. Schieffer was not a part of the original pitch this time. The “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley had been the one courting the Romney campaign for the first running mate interview, but when the surprise announcement came on Saturday, Mr. Pelley was out of the country.

On the other hand, “Fox & Friends” this morning felt that CBS was totally unfair to Romney and Ryan:

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