"Fox News Channel - 15 Years - Fair & Balanced" is a rare look inside a news operation few thought would succeed. Built in record time, the network was launched on October 7, 1996 and faced stiff competition from both CNN and MSNBC. In just 5 ½ years, it became America's #1 cable news channel. Today, Fox continues to draw loyal viewers and has been ranked #1 for more than 100 months in a row.Newscorp Chairman Rupert Murdoch knew that mainstream news organizations were not serving America and there was an untapped audience for unbiased news presentation. He turned to veteran television producer and former CNBC President Roger Ailes, who created the "Fair & Balanced" concept with a lineup of programs and hired the on-air talent. The special, hosted by Bill Hemmer enters Bill O'Reilly's "no spin zone" and finds out how The Factor has evolved from a "maverick outsider provocateur" to the "go to" program that looks out for all Americans. Hemmer talks about freedom with Sean Hannity and asks Neil Cavuto about bringing Wall Street to Main Street. Brit Hume and Bret Baier explain the genesis of "Special Report" and the commitment to include opinions from all sides. Greta Van Susteren and Hemmer talk about their days at CNN and how they watched Fox News Channel launch. Shepard Smith talks about the success of his two programs Studio B and our newscast of record The Fox Report. The Dayside teams' of Jon Scott, Jenna Lee, Megyn Kelly, and Martha McCallum reveal what it's like to report some of the greatest moments in history. Dramatic clips from the past 15 years feature Fox News Channel's "Fair & Balanced" mission. Compelling footage from the biggest stories highlight our correspondents and the channel's motto; "We Report. You Decide".
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