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Ecclestone steps down from F1 board

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:25
Bernie Ecclestone stands down from the board of the company which runs Formula 1 while he faces bribery charges.

VIDEO: Meet the British producer of Gravity

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:22
The British movie Gravity is one of the front runners for the Oscars with 10 nominations

Is Pakistan ready for Grease?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:22
Is Pakistan ready for Grease the musical?

Fox News and Roger Ailes 'reversed the economics of TV news'

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:20

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As one surveys the American corporate landscape, there are few CEOs out there as successful, influential, or powerful as Roger Ailes, the founder and president of Fox News.

He started in daytime television with Mike Douglas, back in the 1960s, got into politics with then-presidential candidate Richard Nixon, and since starting Fox News in 1996, has built it into a multi-billion dollar business and a huge political force.

Gabriel Sherman covers the media for New York magazine and is the author of "The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News and Divided a Country." Sherman says he interviewed 600 sources for his book, but Ailes was not one of them.

"He has reversed the economics of the TV business by revolutionizing how TV is packaged. By using politics he's figured out a business model that has allowed his network to generate twice the ratings of his competitors, CNN and MSNBC. His profits exceed all of cable news and the broadcast evening news networks combined, so as a business story it is an unparalleled success."

Fox News: 'Recreated in Roger Ailes' image'

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:20

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As one surveys the American corporate landscape, there are few CEOs out there as successful, influential, or powerful as Roger Ailes, the founder and president of Fox News.

He started in daytime television with Mike Douglas, back in the 1960s, got into politics with then-presidential candidate Richard Nixon, and since starting Fox News in 1996, has built it into a multi-billion dollar business and a huge political force.

Gabriel Sherman covers the media for New York magazine and is the author of "The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News and Divided a Country."

Rahul Gandhi to lead India campaign

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:18
India's governing Congress Party names Rahul Gandhi to lead its general election campaign - but stops short of announcing him as candidate for prime minister.

VIDEO: Missing boy: UK-wide hotline launched

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:17
Superintendent Liz McAinsh from Police Scotland tells reporters there is no evidence that missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular was taken - but officers are keeping an open mind.

Actress sues over Hollande 'affair'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:13
The actress linked to French President Francois Hollande, Julie Gayet, sues the magazine that published photos of their alleged affair.

Who is right on UK defence capability?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:12
Who is right on Britain's military capabilities - the US or UK?

Nigerian gets 20 lashes for gay acts

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:56
A Nigerian man receives 20 lashes after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted him of homosexual offences.

Council tax rise referendum proposed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:56
A referendum on a council tax rise of 4.75% is proposed by Brighton and Hove's minority Green Party administration.

The etiquette of coffee shop lounging

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:54
What's the appropriate balance between taking advantage of free services and just taking advantage, asks Tom Heyden.

Egypt 'charges al-Jazeera trio'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:48
The three al-Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt last month are reportedly charged with using unlicensed equipment and broadcasting false news.

Lords debate web's 25th birthday

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:48
The UK's ex-digital champion and founder of Lastminute.com Baroness Lane-Fox leads a debate on the 25th anniversary of the creation of the world wide web.

Gravity and Hustle vie for Oscars

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:44
Con drama American Hustle and space movie Gravity lead this year's Oscar nominations with 10 nods each.

UN confronts Vatican on child abuse

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:40
The Vatican is confronted publicly for the first time over the sexual abuse of children by clergy at a UN hearing in Geneva.

In pictures: Oscar best film nominees

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:35
Nine films in the running at Academy Awards

Pochettino to stay as Saints manager

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:32
Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino confirms he will remain at the club despite the departure of chairman Nicola Cortese.

Tourist number rise 'encouraging'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:28
Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing welcomes a rise in visitor numbers and spending in Scotland last year.

Tyre blaze could 'go on for days'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:16
A blaze involving 15,000 tonnes of tyres at a North Yorkshire recycling plant could "go on for days", a fire chief says.

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