President Donald Trump is in for a big surprise.
His favorite Fox News program, “Fox and Friends,” is expanding. On October 9, the morning broadcast will begin an hour earlier, starting at 4 AM, Eastern time. This will add an extra hour of live TV to Fox’s already extensive coverage.
This yet another shakeup at the network, which is still trying to find its footing after an exodus of talent over the past year. The loss of big names like Megyn Kelly, Bill O’Reilly, Eric Bolling, and most recently Meghan McCain has resulted in a downfall in ratings. Many of the familiar faces Fox viewers have come to know are gone. Now the network is rebuilding its brand in a big way.
Fox is revamping its lineup, bringing on pro-Trump voice Tomi Lahren, and giving another supporter of the president, Laura Ingraham, her own show in the evening. The network also gave a mid-day show to former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino. These expansions show that Fox is serious about bringing in new talent, while expanding the visibility of its already seasoned anchors.
The “Fox and Friends” expansion is another step int his direction. The morning program remains one of Fox’s most-watched shows, and has a big fan sitting right in the Oval Office.
Great reporting by @foxandfriends and so many others. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2017
Seeing as how President Trump tends to be a nightowl, and reportedly sleeps a minimal amount of hours each night, I’m betting he’s thrilled by this change to “Fox and Friends.”
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