The Future of Fox News

Fox News: To its cult-like following, it is the only place to get reliable information about American politics, popular culture, and world affairs. To its detractors, it has long since suspended practicing journalism and become a pure propaganda vehicle for the Republican Party and especially Donald Trump.

What role was Fox originally intended to play? How did that change? What is the secret of its ratings success, and do its leaders feel any embarrassment over being regarded as an increasingly partisan enterprise? Do some of its stars and their popular programs actually aggravate the problem of political and social polarization in the United States?

Panelists include the original president of Fox News, media analysts for National Public Radio and The Washington Post, and a longtime Washington columnist for The Chicago Tribune.

Interview recorded November 18, 2021