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-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And it is new book Roger -- off camera which -- stores tomorrow achieve -- provides an inside look at why I -- even sitting in this chair right now.
It details my boss is incredible life his career stories about his modest upbringing.
His secret meeting which by the way involve me -- Barack Obama before the election in 2008.
And fewer viewers you obviously are on the Fox News Channel -- be captivated by this book either really like it here with a preview author himself Zetsche -- very good to Syria.
Could see youth give us -- tapes -- me when I first started here.
You know I have seen a few -- god awful I don't wanna comment -- it's all the same it was almost -- my -- was god awful why am I why am I sitting here.
That's a good question I guess you're sitting here because Roger thought that you were going to be a big scar on TV I you know because I asked him I said.
What did you see because I'm looking at that I should have been fired in three days.
But you know one of the things that I discovered in the course of writing this book of that Roger has been incredible talent scout.
Him and he's also got those -- moved.
-- -- reminds -- of Red Auerbach you know he picks out people who couldn't.
Shine and he puts them in a line up together and then it's it's and talented that he.
-- and I guess you're just one of the lucky recipient a world event -- -- -- I I he changed my life I would not be here I would not be known in American households to whatever extent I might be.
If you didn't take a chance on me any really I was a local radio guy in Atlanta.
And he really put me in this chair.
I'm not the only one there's a lot of us any help -- three presidents.
So we spent a lot of time with them what what quality is.
For one thing Roger is a meticulous producers you know I think he probably knows television well as anybody.
And he has real leadership qualities and everybody that I talked lively interview -- people in my life at workplaces.
And people always in those things about -- boss because they better yeah but.
That's different the way people talk about Roger Fox News is a different.
Kind of away.
I've never gotten a call.
When the ratings are great -- ratings are great.
Good job it's expected and I got a call either and that's a slow news period of something birdies would not once in seventeen years.
Bomb let me ask you this.
What I think some of the best stories were about his background and his upbringing very humble.
From Ohio Warren Ohio Brian he also face and health difficulties -- and near even if came close to dying you describe the scene I didn't know about.
The book he did Rogers -- hemophiliac.
In the fifties and sixties in.
A small town and Ohio that community you know life threatening disease.
And he had some brushes with with -- we talk a lot about in this book about his.
Since flu mortality.
-- -- as a young son as -- knows that can and he.
Is wrapped up in concerned thinking back on his own.
Childhood he spent a lot of time he told me in the hospital alone listening to the noises of nighttime hospitals when he was -- -- affected him.
When he's not -- Roger went to -- -- to a family reunion.
And they took him out to the family plot and he saw that his grandparents were buried there and there was a small.
Plot the child sized plot in between them and the idea was that that was where you would be buried because they didn't expect to -- its -- will look.
My favorite story in the book involves me and I'm not -- in the narcissistic here but I never knew about this he never told me.
Rupert Murdoch who owns news -- My boss Roger LC right about credit they met with.
Then senator Barack Obama here in New York's Waldorf hotel and apparently and I came up does oppose a topic of discussion.
Yeah how well as Roger told me this story.
And I'd tell it in the book.
From the Obama campaign was not happy with some of the coverage here.
And there was this meeting.
And particularly my coverage of parallel 21 point is it.
We didn't clear that you were more -- less -- the issue would and Rogers said to Senator Obama look.
Don't worry about it people who watch on Hannity and -- You haven't -- that.
You know news exec to get a piece and that that he they refused to complaining that I I could I was calling him a terrorist which I never did.
And I think -- the quip was -- Roger's not only saying you your friend is meeting Bill Ayers and which was you know -- hang out with the guys sort of political career.
The books amazing IE I take this personally I would not be here.
I'm glad you spent the time writing it I read it in two settings.
Cover to cover.
And he's the greatest boss changed my life.
And I'm here at this -- channel so and you've got to meet the -- right now and I think he captured a very well.
Well thank you -- -- said -- thanks so much for being with us -- really appreciate it -- And by the way Amazon.com bookstores everywhere when we come back.
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