Fox News Sunday

Fox News Sunday is a Sunday morning talk show airing on the broadcast Fox network since 1996, as a presentation of Fox News Channel. It is the only regularly scheduled Fox News program carried on the main Fox broadcast network.

Fox News Sunday
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Created byRoger Ailes
Presented byTony Snow (1996–2003)
Chris Wallace (2003–present)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons24
No. of episodes1,324 (as of September 5, 2021)
Production
Production locationsFox News Washington Bureau,
400 N Capitol Street NW,
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkFox
Fox News
Original releaseApril 28, 1996 (1996-04-28) –
present
External links
Website

OverviewEdit

The program began on April 28, 1996,[1] 5½ months prior to the launch of the network's sister cable news network Fox News Channel. Because Fox News was still building out its studio facilities, it aired during at that time from historic Washington venues until Fox News Channel launched and the news operation's Washington bureau was opened. The show was the first network news show to stream live on the Internet. The show was also the first to incorporate live user commentary. Users posted on an Internet BBS and the Internet Producer moderated by choosing and posting the comments in the screen's lower third. The show airs live at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, although many Fox stations can choose to broadcast it at a later time slot. For example, due to voluminous Packers pre-game and E/I requirements in the 2017 NFL season, WITI in Milwaukee has carried it in the past in Sunday late night. The program is also rebroadcast on Fox News Channel the same day at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. ET.[2]

The show was hosted by Tony Snow until 2003, when he left to become White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush.[3] It has been hosted by Chris Wallace since 2003.[4]

An audio-only broadcast of the program is also carried on a number of radio stations. Most of these stations are owned by iHeartMedia (the former Clear Channel Communications), the largest radio station group that runs the division's Fox News Radio newscasts, along with WCSP-FM (C-SPAN Radio) in the Washington area and over the Internet, as part of its weekly audio airings of the major Sunday morning talk shows. In August 2008, Fox News Sunday began to be produced in high definition.[5]

FormatEdit

 
Chris Wallace interviewing Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in 2015.

The first minute or so of the broadcast runs down the day's headlines, since Fox, unlike the Big Three television networks, does not have a conventional national morning news program that leads into Fox News Sunday, though a limited amount of Fox's affiliates have local news programs leading into it. For the rest of the first half of the show, Wallace interviews news makers from the prior week.

During the second half of the show, Wallace introduces a panel of four pundits to speak about the political impact of the news. Regular members of the panel include Brit Hume,[6] National Public Radio correspondent Mara Liasson[7] and the Hill columnist Juan Williams;[8] Stephen F. Hayes and Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard, Associated Press White House reporter Julie Pace, columnists Charles Lane and George Will, Fortune Washington bureau chief Nina Easton, Fox News Washington deputy managing editor Bill Sammon, former state department official Liz Cheney, former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta, former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers, radio host Laura Ingraham, Roll Call columnist Mort Kondracke, Washington Examiner reporter Byron York and Washington Post reporter Ceci Connelly also appear on the panel on a limited basis.

The program ends with a short segment focusing on a "Power Player of the Week", usually a short, non-political "feel-good" story.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Weprin, Alex. "Obama to make first appearance on 'Fox News Sunday' since becoming president". politico.com. Politico, LLC. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  2. ^ "TV Schedule for Fox News". tvpassport.com. TV Passport. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Tony Snow: Former Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  4. ^ Malone, Michael. "Chris Wallace's Sunday Best". multichannel.com. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Bath BA1 1UA. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Fox News Sunday Going HD In August". Archived from the original on 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  6. ^ "Brit Hume". foxnews.com. Fox News Network, LLC. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Mara Liasson". foxnews.com. Fox News Network, LLC. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Juan Williams". foxnews.com. Fox News Network, LLC. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Power Player of the Week". foxnews.com. FOX News Network, LLC. Retrieved 3 November 2020.

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