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Does this guy he's one of the most powerful forces in the media in his career includes -- launch of this very network back in 1996.
Now a new book is taking a closer look at our boss.
Fox News chief Roger -- joining us now is -- -- he's the author of Roger -- off camera haste that morning -- good morning great job with the book.
They give you had a very interesting and provocative subject matter which is Roger Els Roger of course -- main is has a reputation for being sort of tough.
And -- but as we can all attest he's also wickedly funny.
Did you get a taste for that following him around for this past year.
The found him floating pretty off of -- -- the -- goes.
-- -- it they'll do that.
Come -- find -- interest -- you probably when you're coming in to write a book like this as a biographer.
You probably come with maybe some -- you know preconceived biases we all have inherent biases.
You probably wouldn't hurt you do idol and I don't know how -- above that you probably have some idea of your subject you're going ahead of time.
Where there -- things that you went in thinking about this man that were later refuted and you thought that's a huge surprise I didn't see that coming.
You know one of the things a lot of things about your Israel one of them was what I want him to lose the house and called sprint.
And I went into his study and I saw on the walls the pictures that -- of the people he admires and what -- is -- the I was an expectancy Franklin Delano Roosevelt hanging on Roger -- build wall.
Host of that that was kind of a surprise that it it broadened out over the course of the research -- for Rodgers got a lot of friends.
The liberal side of the equation that you well I wouldn't be expected.
I didn't know for example -- -- from the Kennedy family.
You know that you know Jesse Jackson -- good good Intel.
And we're -- so I was I was I was surprised by the.
And he has these adversaries to but what you learn in the book is that these adversaries.
Also like him.
A lot of -- solemn hate him.
You know but.
Tom Johnson -- the presidency and then it was up against -- for many years.
As -- considers himself a close friend.
And Rick Kaplan who -- CNN and MSNBC.
Told me how much -- Myers Roger the one point Roger was left here.
Him when CNN was -- when my compliments they're calling it.
The Clinton news network because capitals buddies with Clinton.
Then and Kaplan complain to Roger's and my mother is upset about this to a mother and your call will Rogers and give me your phone the broke all open -- it's a joke.
Now also one of the things a lot of people may not know about mr.
Els he advised Ronald Reagan when he was running for president ended.
Bush what kind of impact did he have.
Have on those two men.
Well maybe movement both ones -- he assumes the blows to her.
They brought Roger and as as -- debate -- true Reagan that it's kind of a cool thing to be the debate coach for the great communicators -- as they -- Mohammed Ali bodyguard.
What -- competitors always want to know is how he does -- how he was able to create you know this channel in particular in such a short time.
To become the you know cable news leader do you get a sense of what drives and and what is his success story.
Well Roger very competitive guy he was competitive when he was you know running the Mike Douglas TV show -- in his mid twenties.
He was competitive as a political consultant and you know you he wants to win.
I think -- Smith said -- -- that the only -- he wants to do more.
-- could be -- and as for CNN to lose to him.
I -- -- he's done that you -- have their ratings.
-- -- -- it's the book is called Roger Ailes off camera have what our viewers this morning go out.
Grab it on Kindle make it number 1 this morning on Amazon seem to -- do that and now we'll -- a challenge to throw down the gauntlet by Algeria if you can do that.
I'll come back tomorrow.
Hit number one we'll see example be back tomorrow that should go to Amazon right now on downloaded drive it to number one's gone and done.
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