America's Newsroom

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America's Newsroom
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current title card for "America's Newsroom"
Also known as America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer & Martha MacCallum
Genre News/Talk program
Presented by Bill Hemmer, Martha MacCallum
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) New York City
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 120 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Fox News Channel
Picture format 480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV)
720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original run February 12, 2007 (2007-02-12) – present
Chronology
Preceded by Fox News Live
Related shows Fox Online
External links
Website

America's Newsroom, written on-air as "America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum" is an American news/talk program on Fox News Channel, first airing on February 12, 2007.[1][2]

Synopsis[edit]

Derived from one of the network's slogans, the show features general news coverage, which is divided between two general categories, either originating from the National Desk or World Desk. The program also features a number of discussions on issues currently in the news, commonly inviting two separate people to come onto the program to give two separate view points, pulled together by questions asked by the hosts to help inform the viewers on the two points of views on the issue at hand. In addition to each of these features, the program also features a number of soft news stories, alike to much of the programming on the network.

Compared to the show's predecessor, Fox News Live, the show has added to FNL's general news coverage format by pressing a faster paced format in addition to featuring user-involved segment, Because You Asked, in which viewers are able to e-mail into the program to ask questions which were not asked, or possibly followed up, in the coverage of recent news stories or past news stories covered by the network. The Because You Asked segment was formerly seen during Fox Online, which was also hosted by Hemmer. Kelly's Court is another segment on the show that came with Megyn from Weekend Live, the segment looks at and discuss legal story.

The introduction of the news program is the continuation of a past press towards branded programming, which has been occurring since the introduction of Studio B in 2002. Also, the show presents a newer shift in the network's booking system that allows analysts and guests to select the hours which they wanted to appear. This contrasts with the past setup which asked personalities to appear during any of the hours of Fox News Live, limiting their availability to be on the network.[3] On March 23, 2009, America's Newsroom launched in high definition and moved to the Studio J, the Election Night 2008 set used by the Fox News Channel.

On February 1, 2010, Martha MacCallum, who was previously a co-anchor of The Live Desk, replaced Megyn Kelly as Hemmer's co-anchor on the program, while Kelly moved to America Live, which debuted on the same day in 1 ET timeslot that was previously occupied by The Live Desk (which was cancelled three days earlier).

Viewership stats[edit]

In February 2009, America's Newsroom was the seventh ranked show of all cable news shows with 1,500,000 viewers.[1]

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Preceded by
Fox & Friends
America's Newsroom
9:00 AM –11:00 AM
Succeeded by
Happening Now