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Encyclopedia > Roger Ailes
Roger Eugene Ailes
Born May 15, 1940 (1940-05-15) (age 67)
Flag of the United States Warren, Ohio, United States
Occupation President of Fox News Channel
Chairman of Fox Television Stations Group
Salary $8.3 million [1]

Roger Eugene Ailes (born May 15, 1940) is the president of Fox News Channel and chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group. He was a media consultant for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush, as well as for presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani’s first mayoral campaign in 1989.[2] is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Warren is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Trumbull CountyGR6. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... “Fox News” redirects here. ... The Fox Television Stations (FTS) are a group of television stations located throughout the United States which are owned-and-operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... “Fox News” redirects here. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... The Fox Television Stations (FTS) are a group of television stations located throughout the United States which are owned-and-operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Reagan redirects here. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... Rudolph William Louis Giuliani III, (born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer, prosecutor, businessman, and Republican politician from the state of New York. ...

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Early life, education, and family

Born in Warren, Ohio, United States, Ailes attended the Warren City School. Later, he was inducted into the Warren High Schools' Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. [3] Ailes graduated in 1962 from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, receiving a BA.[citations needed] Warren is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Trumbull CountyGR6. ... Ohio University (OU) is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ... Athens is a historic college town in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Ohio, best known as the home of Ohio University. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ...


Ailes' second marriage was to Norma E. Ailes, who had been a television producer with Mission Media Ministries. The two raised one child, a daughter from Norma Ailes' earlier relationship, Shawn C. Ailes Visco Ferrer (born July 1968), now a television producer. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In July 1997, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Ailes was engaged to Elizabeth Tilson (born December 1960), whom he married on February 14, 1998. Formerly a television executive, she is now a homemaker. They have one son 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The St. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Two homemakers. ...


Career

Early television

Ailes' career in television began in Cleveland, where he was a producer and director for KYW, for a then-locally produced talk-variety show, The Mike Douglas Show. He later became executive producer for the show, which was syndicated nationally. He received two Emmy Awards for it in 1967 and 1968. It was in this position, in 1967, that he had a spirited discussion about television in politics with one of the show's guests, Richard Nixon, who took the view that television was a gimmick. Later, Nixon called on Ailes to serve as his executive producer of TV. Nixon's election victory was only Ailes' first venture into the political spotlight. Cleveland redirects here. ... WKYC-TV, Channel 3 is the NBC affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Mike Douglas Show was an American daytime television talk show hosted by Mike Douglas that ran from 1961 to 1982. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... An Emmy Award. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ...


Other ventures

Ailes founded Ailes Communications, Inc., in New York in 1969, and consulted for various businesses and politicians, including WCBS-TV. He also tried his hand in theater production with the Broadway musical Mother Earth (1972) and the off-Broadway hit play Hot-L Baltimore (1973-76), for which Ailes received four Obie Awards. He was executive producer for the television special The Last Frontier in 1974. He produced and directed a television special, Fellini: Wizards, Clowns and Honest Liars. This article is about the state. ... WCBS-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of the CBS television network, located in New York City. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... The Obie Awards, short for Off-Broadway Theater Awards, are annual awards bestowed by the newspaper The Village Voice on theater artists performing in New York City. ... The Last Frontier, American sitcom from 1996. ...


Political consulting

Ailes served as a political consultant for many Republican candidates during the 1970s and 1980s, but returned to presidential campaigning as a consultant to Ronald Reagan in 1984. He is widely credited with having coached Reagan to victory in the second presidential debate with Walter Mondale. The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (largely established by former Vice President Hubert Humphrey). ...


In 1988 Ailes was credited (along with Lee Atwater) with guiding George H. W. Bush to a come-from-behind [4] victory over Michael Dukakis. Ailes did not work on the 1992 Bush campaign against Bill Clinton. Harvey Leroy Lee Atwater (February 26, 1951 – March 29, 1991) was an American Republican political consultant and strategist. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... Michael Stanley Dukakis (born November 3, 1933) is an American Democratic politician, former Governor of Massachusetts, and the Democratic presidential nominee in 1988. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


Later television

In 1984, Ailes won an Emmy Award as executive producer and director of a television special, Television and the Presidency. An Emmy Award. ...


In 1988, Ailes wrote a book with Jon Kraushar called You Are the Message: Secrets of the Master Communicators, in which he discusses some of his philosophies and strategies for successful performance in the public eye.


In 1991, Ailes convinced a syndicator to bring Rush Limbaugh from radio to television and became executive producer of the late-night show. He announced his withdrawal from political consulting in 1992. For other uses, see Limbaugh. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 1993, Ailes became president of the cable channel CNBC and began planning another NBC cable channel, America's Talking. The new channel debuted on July 4, 1994. Ailes also hosted his own nightly show, Straight Forward, an hour-long talk show. Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... This article is about CNBC U.S., the business news channel in the U.S.. For other uses, see CNBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television network. ... Americas Talking , a cable television channel created by NBC and spun off from CNBC, was launched on July 4, 1994. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ...


Fox News

After the announcement of Microsoft and NBC's partnership to create an online and cable news outlet, MSNBC, taking the place of America's Talking, Ailes left the network in February 1996 and was hired by Rupert Murdoch to create Fox News Channel for News Corporation. In addition, 89 additional employees of the NBC networks left with Ailes to help with the new channel's creation. Adding to a team in place at Fox News, they created the programming concept and proceeded to select space in New York. Ailes worked his staff through five months of 14-hour workdays and several weeks of rehearsal shows before launch, on October 7, 1996. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian born United States citizen who is a global media executive and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York. ... “Fox News” redirects here. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an Australian media conglomerate company and one of the worlds largest. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Airing in 10 million households at launch, the network is currently available to 85 million households in the United States and over 55 countries worldwide.


Chairman of Fox Television Stations

After the departure of Lachlan Murdoch from News Corporation, Ailes was named Chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group on August 15, 2005. Following his newest assignment, one of his first acts was canceling A Current Affair in September 2005 and replacing it with a new Geraldo Rivera show titled Geraldo at Large, which debuted on Halloween, 2005. Rivera's show drew about the same ratings as A Current Affair [5] in January 2007. Ailes decided to cancel Geraldo at Large to move Rivera back on Fox News Channel. Lachlan Keith Murdoch (born September 8, 1971), is the elder son of media mogul, Rupert Murdoch and the former Anna Torv. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... The Fox Television Stations (FTS) are a group of television stations located throughout the United States which are owned-and-operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Current Affair logo A Current Affair is a television magazine that ran from 1986 to 1996 before reappearing in 2005. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in September September 28 : Constance Baker Motley September 25 : M. Scott Peck September 25 : Don Adams September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal September 14 : Robert Wise September 10 : Hermann Bondi September 8 : Donald Horne September 7 : Moussa Arafat... Geraldo redirects here. ... Geraldo at Large is a syndicated newsmagazine hosted by FOX News correspondent and former talk show host Geraldo Rivera. ... This article is about the holiday. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 2007 is the first month of that year. ...


Ailes also hired former CBS executive Dennis Swanson in October 2005. Swanson will be president of the Fox Television Stations Group. Additionally, there have been changes in affiliates' news programs with the uniforming of Fox News Channel-like graphics, redesigned studios, news-format changes, and the announcement of a new morning television show called The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet to be produced by Fox News Channel. This article is about the broadcast network. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in October 28: Richard Smalley 26: Emil Kyulev 24: José Azcona del Hoyo 24: Rosa Parks 23: Stella Obasanjo 22: Liam Lawlor 22: Shirley Horn 20: Endon Mahmood 17: Ba Jin 10: Milton Obote 7: Charles... This article is about the Canadian television show. ... The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet is a future morning news program. ...


MyNetworkTV

Following the announcement of the UPN/WB merger to The CW network, News Corporation announced the creation of MyNetworkTV to provide an alternative network for its O&O UPN affiliates on February 22, 2006. Ailes only learned of UPN's demise 10 minutes before the official announcement.[6] The network officially debuted on September 5, 2006 with a slate of telenovelas like Watch Over Me and Wicked Wicked Games, which received extremely low ratings. The soap operas are now being phased out in favor of an all-reality show format. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... WB or Wb or wb may stand for: Internet chat slang for welcome back Wachovia Corporation, stock symbol Warner Bros. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... In the television industry (especially in North America), an owned and operated station (frequently abbreviated as O&O) is a television station that is owned by the network with which it is associated. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Telenovela is the Spanish and Portuguese word for prime time serial or soap opera. ... Watch Over Me is an American telenovela that debuted on December 6, 2006 at 9 p. ... Wicked Wicked Games was a telenovela that debuted on December 6, 2006 at 8 p. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ...


2007 Nevada Democratic Party Presidential Debate

On March 9, 2007, in response to a joke the prior night in Ailes' acceptance speech for an Radio-Television News Directors Association and Foundation (RTNDF) 1st Amendment Award, the Nevada State Democratic Party canceled their August 2007 presidential debate to be hosted by Fox News. [7] is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Nevada Democratic Party is the local branch of the Democratic Party in the state of Nevada. ... August 2007 is the eighth month of that year. ...


The joke which caused the controversy was, "It is true that Barack Obama is on the move. I don't know if it's true that President Bush called Musharaff and said 'why can't we catch this guy?'" “Barack” redirects here. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... General Pervez Musharraf (born August 11, 1943, Delhi, India) became de facto ruler (using the title Chief Executive and assuming extensive power) of [[the office of President of Pakistan (becoming Head of State) on June 20, 2001. ...


Bibliography

  • Ailes, Roger. "Attorney Style: Charisma in a Court Counts." The National Law Journal (New York), 21 July 1986. You Are the Message. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1987.
  • Ailes, Roger. "Campaign Strategy." Time (New York), 11 May 1992.
  • Ailes, Roger. "A Few Kind Words for Presenter Tip O'Neill." Advertising Age (New York), 8 January 1990.
  • Ailes, Roger. "How to Make a Good Impression." Reader's Digest (Pleasantville, New York), September 1989.
  • Ailes, Roger. "How to Make an Audience Love You." Working Woman (New York), November 1990.
  • Ailes, Roger. "The Importance of Being Likeable." Reader's Digest (Pleasantville, New York), May 1988. "Sam and Diane: Give 'em Time." Advertising Age (New York), 21 August 1989.
  • Ailes, Roger. "Lighten Up! Stuffed Shirts Have Short Careers." Newsweek (New York), 18 May 1992.
  • Ailes, Roger. "They Told the Truth...Occasionally." Adweek's Marketing Week (New York), 29 January 1990.
  • Ailes, Roger. YOU Are the Message: Getting What You Want by Being Who You Are (1989)
  • Angwin, Julia. "After Riding High With Fox News, Murdoch Aide Has Harder Slog" The Wall Street Journal, October 3, 2006;.
  • Barnes, Fred. "Pulling the Strings." The New Republic, 22 February 1988.
  • Devlin, Patrick L. "Contrasts in Presidential Campaign Commercials of 1988." American Behavioral Scientist, March-April 1989.
  • Hass, Nancy. "Roger Ailes: Embracing the Enemy." New York Times Magazine, 8 January 1995.
  • Miller, Stuart. "Roger Ailes Hits TV with a Rush." Variety , 21 June 1991.
  • Oneal, Michael. "Roger Ailes Fixed CNBC, But Now Ted Turner Looms." Business Week, 3 July 1995.
  • Wolinsky, Leo C. "Refereeing the TV Campaign." Washington Journalism Review, January-February 1991.

References

  1. ^ The Ticker: Ailes, Cooper/Sheehan, 9/11.... LA Times (via. TVNewser). Retrieved on 2007-03-11.
  2. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/us/politics/02FOX.html?ex=1187236800&en=edf410ea708a9612&ei=5070
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ New Polls Show Bush Shaves Dukakis Lead
  5. ^ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB115983508097280609.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
  6. ^ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB115983508097280609.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
  7. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/03/10/debate.canceled/index.html

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Spartacus Educational Biography
  • SourceWatch: Roger Ailes
  • Roger Ailes' campaign contributions
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications
  • The right captures the tube (Salon.com)
  • Ailes Testimony To Congress on Election 2000
  • Quotes of Roger Ailes

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