Monthly Archives: August 2011

Stanford University’s Hoover Institution interviews Fox News Chief Roger Ailes

This interview really helped to shape my view about Roger Ailes.  It’s a great counterbalance to some of the kneejerk reactions and negativism you often see about Roger Ailes on the internet.  Really worth your time.  

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AdWeek: Missing Roger Ailes Two recent magazine profiles completely fail to capture the essence of the Fox News chairman

Fascinating article by Michael Wolff in AdWeek about Roger Ailes published June 6, 2011.  I found it AFTER my independent research compelled me to place Ailes in the same industry-titan category as Murrow and Arledge. You can read the full … Continue reading

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Some Key Dates in American Network News

Key Dates in American TV News: (Please note that this will always be a work in progress and is hardly all-inclusive.  I use these dates as a notation to see where TV news is today and how it got here.  … Continue reading

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The Early Years: Chet Huntley and David Brinkley

Although CBS was the first network to air a nightly news broadcast, it was the Huntley-Brinkley Report, which premiered on NBC in 1956, that truly revolutionized the TV News Industry. The Huntley-Brinkley Report (sometimes known as The Texaco Huntley-Brinkley Report, … Continue reading

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The Early Years: Edward R. Murrow

  Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965) was one of the key pioneers of the television news industry in the United States.  Already nationally known for his radio reports from London during the Battle of Britain, Murrow was the first broadcast journalist … Continue reading

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Welcome: The Power of Broadcast News

The profound impact of TV news in the past 60 years has probably changed society more than anything since Gutenberg invented the printing press in the mid-15th century. Having been fascinated by the TV news medium since I went on … Continue reading

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