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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Conservative commentator Tucker Carlson is getting a nightly show on Fox News Channel

Conservative commentator Tucker Carlson is getting his own nightly program onFox News Channel starting Nov. 14, according to people familiar with the plan.

Carlson is taking over the 7 p.m. ET time period long held by Greta Van Susteren, who left earlier this year over a contract dispute. Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume has filled in since Van Susteren’s departure in early September.

A Fox News spokesperson declined comment when asked about the plan for Carlson on Thursday. But word that the program is close to a done deal already is making its way around Washington circles.

Hume issued a congratulatory message to Carlson on Twitter.

Carlson will be the first major talent hire since former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes was forced out of the company over sexual harassment allegations.

His new program, which has not yet been titled, is the surest sign that there are no plans to move Fox News away from its effort to court viewers looking for conservative viewpoints.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not many people left on Fox, especially women....

Anonymous said...

I wish Tucker much success. I really enjoy his reporting and insight. He is refreshing, and I especially admired the way he took O'Malley to task for his stupidity. JOB WELL DONE!

Steve said...

Fox is now too MSM for me, they have lost their middle right people, and are totally too far left for me. Might as well be watching CNN and the other three.