Fox & Friends

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Fox & Friends
FoxandFriendsLogo.jpg
Fox and Friends Logo (2010-Present)
GenreTalk program
Presented byWeekdays
Gretchen Carlson
Steve Doocy
Brian Kilmeade
Weekends
Clayton Morris
Dave Briggs
Alisyn Camerota
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons14
Production
Location(s)New York City
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time180 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelFox News Channel
Picture format480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original runFebruary 1, 1998 – present
External links
Website
 
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Fox & Friends
FoxandFriendsLogo.jpg
Fox and Friends Logo (2010-Present)
GenreTalk program
Presented byWeekdays
Gretchen Carlson
Steve Doocy
Brian Kilmeade
Weekends
Clayton Morris
Dave Briggs
Alisyn Camerota
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons14
Production
Location(s)New York City
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time180 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelFox News Channel
Picture format480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original runFebruary 1, 1998 – present
External links
Website

Fox & Friends is an American morning television show on the Fox News Channel.

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History

Fox and Friends is a conservative opinion show that begins at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time with the latest Fox News Live headlines and analyzes the news of the morning. It continues with many different segments including interviews, updates of news stories with correspondents at any number of bureaus, analysis from the hosts, and many different regular morning show segments. Fox & Friends evolved from Fox X-press, Fox News Channel's original morning news program.

The show also has a list of regular contributors, including Dr. Manny Alvarez with "Ask Dr. Manny" and "Dr. Manny's Healthbeat", two regular health segments, Mancow Muller with a short chat session towards the end of the weekday edition of the program, and any number of other contributors.

After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, an additional hour was added to the beginning of the weekday show, but branded as a separate show called Fox & Friends First. It was the first Fox News show to air live for the day, starting at 6:00 a.m. It was discontinued on July 13, 2008 and replaced with an additional hour of Fox & Friends[1] (such a change, however, is only cosmetic: both shows were produced by the same staff and cycled the same anchors, with the only difference being the graphics package). The Fox & Friends First title was later reintroduced on March 5, 2012, also as a separate show airing one hour before the main three-hour program, but using a separate slate of rotating anchors.[2]

Political stance

The New York Times wrote that Fox & Friends "has become a powerful platform for some of the most strident attacks on President Obama."[3] The program has provided a platform for conspiracy theories about Obama's religion and, in May 2012, aired a 4-minute video attacking Obama's record as President.[3] The video was widely criticized as a political attack ad masquerading as journalism,[4][5] TIME television critic James Poniewozik wrote: "It’s hard to imagine a more over-the-top parody of Fox raw-meat-hurling, fear-stoking, base-pleasing agitprop."[6]

In response, Fox News disavowed the video, blaming an associate producer and saying that the video had not been approved by senior managers at the network.[7] Fox also stated that the show was entertainment and "does not pretend to be straight news."[3] Citing anonymous sources, the New York Times reported that some reporters, producers and executives at Fox were embarrassed by the show, which remains by far the highest-rated cable show in its time slot as of June 2012.[3]

Personalities

Weekdays

Weekends

Regular contributors

References

External links