On the Record (American TV program)

On the Record is an American news television program hosted by lawyer Greta Van Susteren on Fox News. Prior to the show's cancellation after the 2016 election, the show was hosted by television journalist and political commentator, Brit Hume, following Van Susteren's departure from Fox News on September 6, 2016. The show was named On the Record with Greta Van Susteren and On the Record with Brit Hume during each host's respective runs.

The program featured news stories of the day, following the latest information from correspondents on location and officials related to the issue. Like most networks, the program also consisted of analysis from legal analysts of the network and the host on the stories it was following. Additionally, the program also derailed from criminal stories to follow breaking news of the day, as do other programs on the network.

On the Record
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former title card for On the Record during Van Susteren's tenure
GenreCurrent affairs program
Presented byGreta Van Susteren (2002–2016)
Brit Hume (2016)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Production location(s)Washington, D.C. or New York City
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkFox News Channel
Picture format720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 12, 2002 –
November 11, 2016
Chronology
Followed byTucker Carlson Tonight
Special Report with Bret Baier (de facto)
Related showsFor the Record with Greta
External links
Website

History

From its debut in February 12, 2002 to October 4, 2013, the program broadcast live out of Fox News's Washington studio each weekday at 10:00 p.m. ET and replayed at 1:00 a.m. ET. On October 7, 2013, the show began airing weekdays at 7:00 p.m. ET, replacing the weeknight editions of the Fox Report.

On September 6, 2016, Greta Van Susteren announced that she would be leaving Fox News. Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume was named as the interim host of the show for the rest of the 2016 election cycle.[1] The program aired its final episode, with Hume as host, on Election Eve, November 7, 2016.[2] On Thursday and Friday to finish out the week, On the Record was hosted by two final guest hosts, Martha MacCallum and Ed Henry, with Friday, November 11, 2016 being the last On the Record. The vacated 7pm time slot was replaced on November 14, 2016 by a new Fox News show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, hosted by former Fox and Friends Weekend host, Tucker Carlson,[3] which on January 9, 2017, has since been moved to the 9pm time slot[4] following the departure of Megyn Kelly from Fox News Channel to NBC News, thus ending her FNC show, The Kelly File.[5]

On January 5, 2017, competing cable news network, MSNBC announced that Van Susteren would begin hosting a new show on January 9, 2017 for the network entitled, For the Record with Greta, which aired weekdays at 6:00 pm EST.[6]

Major interviews

While host Greta Van Susteren a lawyer with an extensive background in law (including years teaching as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School), she also covered political issues, conducting major interviews with people such as former Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as traveling overseas with the White House. Henry Kissinger was often asked to comment on the most important recent events. She traveled to Alaska several times and interviewed former Governor Sarah Palin. She has interviewed Rush Limbaugh by phone. Important Democrats she interviewed include former President Bill Clinton in 2008 as well as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in both 2009 and 2013.[7][8]

Criticism

In late 2005, there was considerable coverage by On the Record of the Natalee Holloway affair. As the year wore on, coverage of the story moved from the actual case to Beth Holloway-Twitty's endeavors.[9] Additionally, the story brought On the Record its highest ratings to date,[10] keeping the story on the front burner, though essentially no new information came to light. This coverage was labeled "missing white woman syndrome".[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Greta Van Susteren abruptly leaves Fox News". Politico. September 6, 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "'Deeply Grateful to All of You': Brit Hume Signs-Off 'On The Record'". Fox News Insider. November 7, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "It's Official! 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' Will Debut Monday, Nov. 14 on Fox News". Fox News Insider. November 7, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "TONIGHT, 9p ET: Don't Miss 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' at a New Time". Fox News Insider. January 7, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "WATCH: Megyn Kelly Signs Off 'The Kelly File' for the Final Time". Fox News Insider. January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "Former Fox News Anchor Greta Van Susteren Joins MSNBC". NBC News. January 5, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Hillary Clinton Goes 'On the Record' About Benghazi: 'Ever Since the Bush Administration, Our Requests for Security Money Haven't Been Met'". Fox News Insider. 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  8. ^ "Interview with Greta Van Susteren of FOX News". United States Department of State. 2009-03-26. Archived from the original on 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  9. ^ How mom keeps spotlight on the Holloway case by Michelle Kosinski, MSNBC, August 24, 2005
  10. ^ Greta Beats Her Own Ratings Record: 2.97 Million On Tuesday Night, TVNewser, July 27, 2005
  11. ^ Anderson Cooper (March 14, 2006). "Diagnosing 'Missing White Woman Syndrome'". Retrieved 2010-12-11.

External links

Preceded by
Special Report with Bret Baier
Hannity (replay)
Fox News Channel Weekday Lineup
7 PM ET - 8 PM ET
2 AM ET - 3 AM ET
Succeeded by
The O'Reilly Factor
Red Eye
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