Hannity

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Hannity
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Hannity Banner from FoxNews.com
Genre Political program
Presented by Sean Hannity
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) New York City
Camera setup multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Fox News Channel
Broadcast
Original channel Fox News Channel
Picture format 480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV)
720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original run January 12, 2009 – present
Chronology
Preceded by Hannity & Colmes
External links
Website

Hannity is a television show on the Fox News network, a replacement to the long-running show Hannity & Colmes. It is hosted by conservative political pundit Sean Hannity. After Fox News' program schedule changed on October 7th 2013, all Hannity episodes are pre-recorded. From 1996 (as Hannity & Colmes) until October 4th, episodes were live at the former timeslot (9pm), now taken by The Kelly File.

Following the announcement on November 25, 2008 that Alan Colmes would leave the show,[1] it was decided that the show would simply be entitled Hannity.[2]

On the rationale for the new program, Fox News Senior Vice President Bill Shine has stated:

The show's format consists of Hannity interviewing guests and providing his own commentary. Among notable segments was The Great American Panel, which ran near the end of the show, featuring Hannity and three guests (two of which were notable political or news commentators, one liberal and the other conservative, with the third member being a special guest who was notable outside the political or journalistic community but usually holding conservative political views) in a panel discussion on important topics of the day. The Panel was split into two parts; in between parts, Hannity (or sometimes the special panel guest) will toss a miniature football towards the camera.

The first guest on Hannity was former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Hannity featured an exclusive interview with Don Imus during his premiere week. During the second week, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh appeared in an exclusive two-part interview about the future of the conservative movement and the newly inaugurated President Barack Obama.

Criticism[edit]

On 18 June 2009, when discussing the government’s “Cash for Clunkers” program that gave financial incentives to consumers who traded in older vehicles for new, fuel efficient ones, Hannity said "..all we've got to do is ... go to a local junkyard, all you've got to do is tow it to your house. And you're going to get $4,500.” Politifact called that claim false because the program as proposed and passed, required that the vehicle must be in "drivable condition" and the trade-in had to have been "continuously insured consistent with the applicable state law and registered to the same owner for a period of not less than one year immediately prior to such trade-in."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brian Stelter (2008-11-25). "One Half of ‘Hannity & Colmes’ Is Leaving". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Breaking: Hannity To Premiere 12 January". Media Bistro. 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  3. ^ Politifact, 22 June 2009

External links[edit]

Preceded by
The Kelly File
Fox News Channel Weekday Lineup
10:00 PM –11:00 PM
Succeeded by
The O'Reilly Factor (Replay)