Fox & Friends
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|Fox & Friends|
Fox & Friends logo, 2010-present
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||14|
|Location(s)||New York City|
|Running time||180 minutes|
|Original channel||Fox News Channel|
|Picture format||480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV)
|Original run||February 1, 1998 – present|
Fox & Friends is an early-morning opinion talk show that begins at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time with the latest Fox News Live headlines and analyzes the news of the morning from a politically conservative perspective. It continues with a variety of segments including interviews, updates of news stories with correspondents at any number of bureaus and analysis from the hosts and entertainment 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 (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. After the show has ended for the day, they stream a online-only web show named After The Show Show, which features behind-the-scenes footage not shown on air. They show the same hosts that day. It ranges from less than 3 minutes to 10 minutes at the most.
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." 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. The video was widely criticized as a political attack ad masquerading as journalism, 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."
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. Fox also stated that the show was entertainment and "does not pretend to be straight news." 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.
Former Personalities 
- Changes at Fox & Friends, TVNewser, July 14, 2008.
- ‘Fox & Friends First’ Goes on the Air, TVNewser, March 5, 2012.
- Peters, Jeremy (June 20, 2012). "Enemies and Allies for 'Friends'". New York Times. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- Stelter, Brian (May 30, 2012). "Obama Video on Fox News Criticized as Attack Ad". New York Times. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- Zurawik, David (May 30, 2012). "With Romney now official, Fox News gets shamelessly political". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- Poniewozik, James (May 31, 2012). "Fox News Produces Greatest Fox News Parody Video Ever". TIME. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- Bauder, David (June 4, 2012). "Controversial Fox News video: personnel hardball?". BusinessWeek. Associated Press. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- "Dave Briggs Leaves ‘Fox and Friends’ With Emotional On-Air Farewell [Video]". Inqusitir. December 30, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
- Official website (Mobile)
- Fox & Friends at the Internet Movie Database
- Fox & Friends at TV.com
- Fox & Friends on Twitter