Fox & Friends
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|Fox & Friends|
Fox & Friends logo, 2010-present
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||15|
|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 a conservative early-morning opinion talk show that begins at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time with the latest Fox News Live headlines and news of the morning. It continues with a variety of segments including interviews, updates of news stories with correspondents, analysis from the hosts, and entertainment segments. The show has a list of regular contributors, including Dr. Manny Alvarez, presenting his health segments "Ask Dr. Manny" and "Dr. Manny's Healthbeat."
Fox & Friends evolved from Fox X-press, Fox News Channel's original morning news program.
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 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, a short online-only web show named After The Show Show which features behind-the-scenes footage not shown on air, is streamed on the Fox News website. It lasts from less than 3 minutes to 10 minutes.
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, a Fox News exec vice-president 'disavowed' the video, blaming an associate producer and that the video 'slipped by' senior managers at the network. Fox 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.
- E. D. Hill, Weekdays co-host from 1998 to 2006, replaced by Gretchen Carlson.
- Dave Briggs, Weekend co-host, left at the end of 2012 to join NBC Sports Network 
- Gretchen Carlson, Weekdays co-host from 2006 to 2013, replaced by Elisabeth Hasselbeck; currently hosting the weekday afternoon The Real Story.
- Alisyn Camerota, Weekend co-host, left the program on September 28, 2013, to be the co-host of a new weekday version of America's News Headquarters airing on the network.
- Peters, Jeremy (June 20, 2012). "Enemies and Allies for 'Friends'". New York Times. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- Changes at Fox & Friends, TVNewser, July 14, 2008.
- ‘Fox & Friends First’ Goes on the Air, TVNewser, March 5, 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.
- "Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaving "The View" to join Fox". cbsnews. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Weprin, Alex. "‘The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson’ To Debut At 2 PM On Fox News September 30". mediabistro.com. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
- Official website (Mobile)
- Fox & Friends at the Internet Movie Database
- Fox & Friends at TV.com
- Fox & Friends on Twitter