FROM Gabriel Sherman
The future of FOX News after Roger Ailes News of the death of Robert Ailes broke early Thursday morning. He advised presidents and was one of the first backers of Donald Trump. But Ailes was forced out at Fox amid a sexual harassment scandal. He was also the target of smears and apparent spying. We look at his legacy and whether Fox can regain its stature with conservatives.
Roger Ailes on the way out at Fox News? New York Magazine has reported that Roger Ailes is on his way out as the leader of Fox News . The 76-year-old has been accused by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson of sexual harassment. Fox has hired a law firm to investigate this and other allegations of workplace misconduct.
Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Battles Sexual Harassment Charges Reporters and anchors at Fox News are defending Roger Ailes against sexual harassment charges from an increasing number of women. Ailes says the accusers are lying, but 20th Century Fox has ordered an independent investigation.
Trump vs. Fox News Tonight’s Fox News GOP debate may have less drama than the lead-up to it has had. Donald Trump will be a no-show because, he says, it’s being moderated by Megyn Kelly. At a debate in August, Trump sparred with Kelly when she pushed him on disparaging comments he’s made about women. Trump claims Kelly cannot be an objective debate moderator. A real heavyweight fight is taking place behind the scenes, between Trump and Fox News President Roger Ailes.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.