It was only about 8 months before, in February 1996, that Murdoch recruited Ailes to start the Fox News Channel. Ailes had just left NBC where he was running “America’s Talking,” which was soon to morph into MSNBC. Nearly 90 NBC employees followed Ailes to Fox and in less than 5 years FNC become the most-watched cable news network, where it has been for the last 13 years.
Today Fox News’ 18 th birthday! Last week No I cable channel, including entertainment, Great achievement by Roger Ailes and wonderful team.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) October 8, 2014
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