FNC's 10th: The Inception

Ten years ago Fox News Channel had its auspicious debut. How many of those faces are still around?

On October 6, 1996, FNC was born. Its first broadcast day covered the Clinton/Dole debate, and featured live interviews with Benjamin Netanyahu and Louis Farrakhan. These are images from that day. How many of the faces can you recognize?

If you don't remember all the names, neither did we. But this video montage from Fox's first day has the answers. And check out the first impressions from the New York Times [registration required] back before FNC became one of their targets.

'I'm Still Cracking Up'
'What The Hell Are You Doing?'
'We Didn't Even Have a Tape Library'

posted: Tue - September 19, 2006 at 01:15 AM       j$p  send 

Fox Fan
"Mr. O'Reilly seemed just as interested in Ms. Ladd as in the election. It's that sort of show."
"Mr. Hannity had started off with the promise of 'an intelligent and passionate discussion.' That first night, I missed the intelligence, the passion, the discussion."
"Further watching is also needed to spot whether Rupert Murdoch, head fox at Fox, who has a reputation for turning his newspapers into vehicles for his political opinions, is skewing things."
NYT linked article
They haven't changed that much in their perception of *some* anchors.
It seems that the NYT was questioning the inevitable "targeting" of Fox News from the get-go.
September 19, 2006, 10:37:00 PM EDT – Like – Reply

It seems that the NYT was questioning the inevitable "targeting" of Fox News from the get-go.
Of course 10yrs later whose in better shape FOX or the New York Times?
September 20, 2006, 3:00:12 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Good point, NYT is cutting their staff, paper size, and distribution rates while Fox News dominates cable news.
September 24, 2006, 8:23:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply