Chris Ariens of TV Newser reports on the first minute of the Fox Business Network for historical perspective.
Ariens wrote, “‘Good morning this is the new Fox Business Network, and I’m Nicole Petallides and good morning I’m Jenna Lee.’
“And with that Rupert Murdoch‘s dream of an American business channel for people on Main Street, signed on. Without a lot of welcoming the program Business Morning got right down to business. It began with a blast of headlines ‘while you were sleeping,’ including overnight business news: a buyout offer for Tektronix, and a new chip for Hitachi. The Hitachi story included a lower third graphic branded ‘FOX Translator’ with Petallides explaining what an ADR is.
“By 5:01, the show was on to sports; the Rockies win, the Seahawks lose. And in what might be the first dig and NBC, Lee said, ‘the biggest highlight from the game was the one that almost didn’t happen. During a time out in the first quarter an NBC camera suspended above the field came crashing down and almost hit some of the Seahawks players.’ The business travelers forecast, the weekend box office and the first live report from London correspondent Ashley Webster, followed.”
Read more here, including about the network’s first exclusive interview: Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.