An in-depth look at Fox News chief Roger Ailes
New book on television titan
- Duration 3:47
- Date Mar 20, 2013
New book on television titan
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He's not a most powerful forces.
Media and his career includes the launch of this very network back in 1990 sex now brand new book is taking a closer look at our boss Fox News chairman Roger -- joining us right now as -- -- -- -- spent some quality time.
Without -- over here I enjoyed over here with this brand new book -- -- -- drills off camera -- what did you know about mr.
-- going in and what do you now know now.
-- -- -- Smart and I now know who's smarter.
I knew he was very successful.
I now have a pretty good sense of why he's been so successful.
And I do I had heard that he was funny.
Editor suffer these very funny so it was a good guidance for the year -- who most of your -- who referred to drills as the most powerful man in the world.
Well probably is but also also the president of the United States that's right and it.
They were in the line at the White House sickness has management registered -- did to him and -- believe a word that BSMR president -- his third myself against turned up I saw that it's a line out of your book got some attention where the president.
Whether we're Roger refers the president as lazy but actually he was quoting the president himself in this interview with Barbara Walters.
Watched it change you most deplore in yourself and the trait you most deploy an -- Laziness I think -- lazy.
You know its interest.
There is a deep down.
Under me all the work hard do I think there's a laser recently and it's there's probably from.
Grow up and Hawaii and it's -- -- -- Sitting on the beach sounds good to me.
So there's so one of rush -- long as friends of Barbara Walters interviewed president where the president talked about laziness it wasn't rupture.
But I mean it was Roger who mentioned it to me but it and I -- it.
You quoted and that's not the only one there are a lot of sort of politically incorrect things have gotten attention in your but there's a lot of juicy tidbits.
What most surprised you -- Roger Allison.
Call home while he's he's surprised me all the time with things that he says.
The some of the things that you said about.
The other networks with the -- enterprise we have to the most.
-- people -- about Roger.
I talked in the book -- quoted a lot of whose former adversaries the president of CNN in the head of MSNBC.
And also to people like who.
You know Rogers fought with in public over the years and where they sent and they said they like him they're big fish they admire him I think it was the we Kaplan who -- -- rim both MSNBC incidents and Roger thinks that everybody doesn't like him.
-- he uses that.
But the truth is that we admire him I think yeah widely admired and in the TV business.
And you do prone especially in the -- of the book you talk about how many democratic friends you actually.
It did right -- hats how diverse they almost amazing -- he's friends with Ethel Kennedy -- the Kennedy family and friends -- Chris Cuomo and so on but.
The most amazing when I went to -- thing here reveals pretenses and -- Jesse Jackson in.
The I mean talk.
And in the talking compared Rogers -- mentor with Moses Saint Paul I think that.
I was so I don't what I heard that I you know I had notes that I went home -- I I'd call up the network execution -- pretty -- Oh.
Well he is he really is a genuine figure in American history he helped you for American presidents elected and then moved into the TV business -- -- run for the networks and --