Hannity

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Hannity
Hannity Logo.jpg
GenrePolitical program
Presented bySean Hannity
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Production location(s)New York City
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Fox News
Release
Original networkFox News Channel
Picture format480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV)
720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 12, 2009 – present
Chronology
Preceded byTucker Carlson Tonight
External links
Website

Hannity, is an American television political talk program on Fox News Channel hosted by Sean Hannity. Episodes air live at 9 pm on Monday through Friday. The show focuses on the development of the day's events with long monologues, political analysis, and legal analysis. The show has been a part of the Fox News program lineup since February 12, 2009, and is the number one cable news broadcast in its time slot. The Friday edition is generally pre-recorded except in cases of heavy breaking news coverage. On nights when Hannity is not available, Jeanine Pirro will often fill in as a substitute host.

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

Format[edit]

At the beginning of the show, Hannity opens with an opening monologue detailing the political issues of the day. He then transitions to clips backing evidence or showing statements of opposition forces. When Hannity finishes his opening monologue, he goes to a political & legal panel analyzing the situations on hand. After the opening segments, the show has a looser format. Hannity may go to another monologue, go to an interview, or continue with another panel.

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.

At the end of the show, Hannity (or sometimes the special panel guest) would toss a miniature football towards the camera. Hannity then transitions to The Ingraham Angle by having a 30 second to 2 minute chat with Laura Ingraham about a random or political topic.

Controversies[edit]

Seth Rich controversy[edit]

In 2017, Hannity was discussing conspiracy theories involving the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, and on May 25, 2017, it was announced that some advertisers had cut ties to the show following the controversy and a sponsor boycott promoted by Media Matters, similar to previous sponsor boycotts targeting The Glenn Beck Program and The Rush Limbaugh Show.[2] It was also announced that Hannity might be given a leave of absence,[3][4][5] though Hannity vowed to return and did, [6] and Fox confirmed he would be returning.[7] Although it was reported two days later that Hannity was in fact mulling a departure from the network,[8] Hannity did indeed return to the network.[9] Additionally, some advertisers chose not to pull their advertisements in response to Media Matters' campaign, with some publicly announcing their refusal to remove ads for various reasons,[10] and with several companies reversing or failing to act on[11] previous decisions to remove their advertisements.[12]

Programming announcements/changes[edit]

Following the announcement on November 25, 2008, that Alan Colmes would leave the show,[13] it was decided that the show would simply be entitled Hannity.[1]

From October 7, 2013, to September 22, 2017, most Hannity episodes were pre-recorded to air in the 10:00 pm time-slot, occasionally airing live if a major breaking news story was being covered. Following the move to 10:00 pm, the 9:00 pm time-slot was filled by several programs, including The Kelly File, Tucker Carlson Tonight, and most recently The Five, which aired at 9:00 pm until September 25, 2017, when Hannity returned to its original time and got a graphics makeover.

Location[edit]

Hannity is broadcast from Studio J at 1211 Avenue of the Americas (also known as the News Corp. Building), New York City. On March 20, 2018, Hannity temporarily relocated to Studio F from its original location in Studio J for construction. The program went back to renovated Studio J on June 5, 2018.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Breaking: Hannity To Premiere 12 January". Media Bistro. December 11, 2008. Retrieved January 6, 2009.
  2. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/05/25/sean-hannity-loses-advertisers-amid-uproar-over-slain-dnc-staffer-conspiracy-theories/
  3. ^ Battaglio, Stephen (May 25, 2017). "Sean Hannity goes on vacation as advertisers temporarily drop out of his show". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Bond, Paul (May 25, 2017). "Several advertisers have pulled TV spots over the 'Hannity' host's reporting on Seth Rich, while conservatives are mounting a counter-boycott". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ Hawkins, Derek (May 25, 2017). "Sean Hannity loses advertisers amid uproar over slain DNC staffer conspiracy theories". San Francisco Chronicle. The Washington Post.
  6. ^ https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/26/530189623/amid-conspiracy-controversy-hannity-takes-a-vacation-and-vows-to-return
  7. ^ Gennis, Sadie (May 25, 2017). "Fox News Confirms Sean Hannity Will Return to Work". TV Guide. CBS. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/27/report-sean-hannity-has-gone-off-the-grid-while-considering-a-departure-from-fox-news/
  9. ^ "Hannity". Fox News. News Corporation. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "Here's Why 15 Sean Hannity Advertisers Say They Haven't Dumped Him". The Wrap. May 26, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  11. ^ "These are Sean Hannity's advertisers (September 2017)". Media Matters. September 29, 2017. Archived from the original on September 30, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  12. ^ "These are Sean Hannity's advertisers (May 2017)". Media Matters. May 23, 2017. Archived from the original on June 20, 2017.
  13. ^ Stelter, Brian (November 25, 2008). "One Half of 'Hannity & Colmes' Is Leaving". The New York Times. Retrieved January 6, 2009.
  14. ^ "'Hannity' debuts from Fox News' new Studio J". Retrieved June 13, 2018.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Fox News Channel Weekday lineup
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1:00 AM – 2:00 AM (replay)
Succeeded by
The Ingraham Angle