The chance to do economic freedom stories
Patricia Sheridan of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed Fox Business Network anchor John Stossel about his beliefs and his career, including his move from ABC to Fox Business.
Here is an excerpt:
Artistic differences. ABC, if you watch “20/20” now, you see the kinds of stories they do. It’s about horrible things that happen to children and kidnappings and murder. My interest is economic freedom. I had done a show called “Stupid in America” about the government education monopoly, and it even rated unusually well. I wanted to do more of that, and they were just not interested. My subjects just kept getting postponed. I was not wooed by Fox. I went to Fox and begged them to hire me [laughs] and to give me an opportunity to do the work I wanted to do.
ABC used to like the idea that you offered a different perspective. What do you think changed?
The executive producer of “20/20” just wanted to do the stories he wanted to do, and while some people at ABC liked it, a lot of the people didn’t like that I had a different perspective.
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