Fox News Sunday
|Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace|
|Created by||Roger Ailes|
|Presented by||Tony Snow (1996–2003)
Chris Wallace (2003–present)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Picture format||720p (HDTV),
|Original release||April 28, 1996– present|
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace is a Sunday morning news/talk show on the Fox Broadcasting Company; since 2003, Fox News Sunday has been hosted by Chris Wallace. It is the only regularly scheduled syndicated news program on the Fox broadcast network.
The program began on April 28, 1996, 5½ half months prior to the launch of the network's sister cable news network Fox News Channel, and was hosted by Tony Snow until 2003 (after leaving Fox News that year, Snow was later appointed White House Press Secretary under now-former President George W. Bush). It airs live at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (although many Fox stations broadcast it at a later timeslot), and is subsequently rebroadcast Sunday afternoons on Fox News Channel at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. ET (the latter airing in the slot typically occupied by Special Report with Bret Baier on weekdays).
An audio-only broadcast of the program is also carried on a small but growing number of radio stations, mostly those owned by iHeartMedia (the former Clear Channel Communications), the largest radio station group that runs the division's Fox News Radio newscasts. In August 2008, Fox News Sunday began to be produced in high definition.
The first minute or so of the broadcast runs down the day's headlines (since Fox, unlike its major network competitors, does not have a conventional morning news program that leads into Fox News Sunday, though a limited amount of Fox's affiliates have local news programs leading into it). For the rest of the first half of the show, Wallace interviews newsmakers from the prior week.
During the second half of the show, Wallace introduces a panel of four pundits to speak about the political impact of the news. Regular members of the panel include Brit Hume, National Public Radio correspondent Mara Liasson and the Hill columnist Juan Williams; Stephen F. Hayes and Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard, Associated Press White House reporter Julie Pace, columnists Charles Krauthammer and George Will, Fortune Washington bureau chief Nina Easton, Fox News Washington deputy managing editor Bill Sammon, former state department official Liz Cheney, former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta, former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, New York Post columnist Kirsten Powers, radio host Laura Ingraham, Roll Call columnist Mort Kondracke, Washington Examiner reporter Byron York, and Washington Post reporter Ceci Connelly also appear on the panel on a limited basis.