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5 Questions with… Peter Doocy

MediaDoocyFox News’s two-night special “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden” premiers tonight at 10pmET. Reported by FNC DC correspondent Peter Doocy, the special features an exclusive interview with the Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed Usama Bin Laden.

Rob O’Neill, the Navy SEAL who, until last week, was known only as “The Shooter,” will open up about Operation Neptune Spear, the mission that killed Bin Laden.

TVNewser caught up with Doocy — only 5 years out of college — to discuss landing such a big get, his long-term TV news plans and the role his father, Fox & Friends anchor Steve Doocy, has had on his career.

TVNewser: So, how did you land such a important interview for “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden?”

Doocy: Rob O’Neill and I were introduced through a third party shortly after the bin Laden raid, and developed a relationship that made him feel comfortable coming to us when he was ready to tell his story.

TVNewser: This is obviously a major moment in your career that could lead to bigger things. What are your long-term career goals?

Doocy: The Rob O’Neill interview is certainly a career highlight, and I am so proud to be part of a project that will hopefully bring people right back to that great feeling they had on the night President Obama announced that a brave group of Navy SEALS, with the help of countless others in the military, finally killed Usama bin Laden. After this is all done, my goal is to remain as involved as I can in big stories like this, and I am lucky to work in Washington where there is never a shortage of stories that matter to millions of people around the world, like this one.

TVNewser: It’s inevitable that people such as yourself, and Luke Russert, get criticized for nepotism. How much has your father actually contributed to your success? Read more

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‘Nightcrawler’ Explores Strange World of Overnight TV News Stringers

In theaters today, another movie about the TV News business. In “Nightcrawler,” Jake Gyllenhaal plays a morally-challenged, on the verge of psychotic, overnight TV news stringer and Rene Russo plays a hard-charging “if it bleeds it leads” TV news manager.

Critics are loving it. So are some TV news anchors, including Fox News’s Steve Doocy. “I got to go to a special screening,” Doocy said yesterday on “Fox & Friends.” “I talked to [Gyllenhaal] about it because he has all of these little psychotic things in it. And he said to this day he’ll remember one of them and recite it to himself.”

TV News Halloween Costumes: Who Wore It Best?

The morning shows went all out for their Halloween episodes this morning, dressing up as everything from classic TV characters to 21-year-old pop stars.

This is the 20th Halloween celebration for NBC’s “Today” show and we have seen the cast dress up in some elaborate costumes over the years. NBC went with another example of cross promotion, having the “Today” anchors dress up various “Saturday Night Live” characters.

Willie Geist and Tamron Hall did their best impersonations of Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri, dressing up as the Spartan Cheerleaders. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb dressed at Wayne and Garth from “Wayne’s World.”

As for Matt Lauer, who usually uses the occasion to dress in drag, we can’t be certain… as he dressed as the legendary gender-challenged “Pat.” Savannah Guthrie, Jenna Bush Hager and Meredith Vieira gave new meaning to the term “Mom Jeans,” although Vieira looked a little too comfortable recreating the “SNL” digital short.

Cooperate synergy was also in full effect on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” with its anchors dressed as celebrities vying for a spot on “Dancing With the Stars.” Robin Roberts dressed as the “Frozen” character Elsa, who was joined by her pal Olaf played by ABC’s T.J. Holmes. Read more

Roger Ailes and Beth Ailes Honored by Green Beret Foundation

KEANE_AILESThe Green Beret Foundation honored Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and Beth Ailes, Publisher of the Putnam County News & Recorder and Putnam County Courier with the Lifetime Achievement Award for their personal support of the nation’s military and Green Berets. Army Gen. Jack Keane (left) presented the Aileses with their awards.

“Behind every successful man is a surprised wife,” Ailes joked as he began his remarks.

Last night’s event at the Pierre Hotel was emceed by FNC anchor Bill Hemmer. Various FoxNewsers were there including Shepard Smith, Bret Baier, Harris Faulkner, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Steve Doocy, Janice Dean. Megyn Kelly dropped by for the cocktail hour, so she could be back for “The Kelly File.”

“When President Kennedy helped form the Green Berets he knew that some day they’d be needed,” Ailes went on to say. “The values and principles that lead you to go in harm’s way willingly are unique American traits. The people in this room — particularly the Green Berets — have my greatest respect because they are prepared to risk everything for an idea, and that idea is called America.”

Elaine Howard, CEO of Gannett Government Media and Lieutenant General John Mulholland, Jr, former Deputy Commander of the Special Operations Command, were also honored.

Surgery Forces Elisabeth Hasselbeck Off Air

Hasselbeck Elisabeth304This morning on “Fox and Friends,” it was revealed that Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be away from the show for a “couple of weeks” while recovering from surgery. The exact procedure is not known, but co-host Steve Doocy said Hasselbeck is “doing just fine, she’s on the mend.”

Replacements will rotate, with Kimberly Guilfoyle filling in for Hasselbeck this morning.

“We heard from her [Elisabeth] last night and she said she is feeling good. So, in a short time, she’ll be back on the set,” co-host Brian Kilmeade said.

Hasselbeck suffers from celiac disease and has written the book, The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Celebrates First Anniversary on ‘Fox & Friends’

F and FFox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck celebrated one year with the morning show this morning.

Hasselbeck’s co-hosts came with gifts. Steve Doocy gave her a framed picture of the New York Times advertisement that promoted her joining the show. Brian Kilmeade made things sticky with his gift—a giant pack of gum. “Brian Kilmeade…you are not giving me gum,” Hasseleck said to Kilmeade, who apparently has an affliction against gum chewing.

“Time flies when you have fun,” Hasselbeck tells “And really with the incredible team that Fox & Friends have been to me, I could not be more thrilled.”


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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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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.”

Fox & Friends Gives Venus Williams Pre-US Open Warm-Up

Screen Shot 2014-08-24 at 4.51.10 PMThe US Open starts tomorrow in New York City, but tennis star Venus Williams got a cable news warm-up earlier this week courtesy of Fox & Friends.

Partnering up with Anna Kooiman on one side of a tennis court constructed outside the morning show’s studio, Venus took on Steve Doocy and Clayton Morris in a volley. “It’s tough in heels,” Williams said to her partner Kooiman. And the former US Open champion gave advice to children players. “Eye on the ball.”

It’s Fox Fan Weekend at Yankee Stadium

FoxFanNightThis weekend is Fox Fan Weekend at Yankee Stadium. More than 1,000 Fox fans are attending one of two Yankee games against the Blue Jays: one last night and the other today, as part of a 3-game series against Toronto. Also in attendance, Fox News talent including: Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Heather Childers, Ainsley Earhardt, Anna Kooiman, Peter Johnson Jr., Clayton Morris, Heather Nauert, Rick Reichmuth, and Dr. Marc Siegel.