Roger Ailes, Who Built Fox News Into a Powerhouse, Dies at 77
NEW YORK -- Roger Ailes, who built Fox News Channel into a ratings powerhouse over two decades before he was forced out in a sexual harassment scandal, died Thursday. He was 77 The death was announced by his family and reported on Fox News. Ailes started the network almost from scratch in 1996 and built it into not just a cable news ratings leader but a profound influence on the right wing of American politics.