KSU professor to discuss new book on enigmatic Fox News founder

Kennesaw State University political science professor Kerwin Swint will face C−SPAN cameras at 2 p.m. July 12 at the Kennesaw Barnes & Noble as the cable network tapes him for an upcoming segment of its BookTV series on C−SPAN2.(For the complete story‚ please click on the headline above.)

Georgia (Jul 7, 2008) — Kennesaw State University political science professor Kerwin Swint will face C−SPAN cameras at 2 p.m. July 12 at the Kennesaw Barnes & Noble as the cable network tapes him for an upcoming segment of its BookTV series on C−SPAN2.

Swint will discuss and sign copies of his new book‚ “Dark Genius: The Influential Career of Legendary Political Operative and Fox News Founder Roger Ailes.” The 250−page book‚ published by Sterling Publishings Union Square Press‚ came out in June.

The first book ever written about Ailes‚ Swint’s “Dark Genius” undertakes a definitive study of the man who steered Richard Nixon through the intricacies of the nascent broadcast news era of the 1960s‚ creating made−for−TV images and mastering a “style over substance” approach to reporting the news. Ailes went on to shape the images and campaigns of other famous Republicans‚ including Ronald Reagan‚ George H.W. Bush and Rudy Giuliani.

At the same time‚ Ailes was navigating a successful media career‚ in which he rose from TV producer to director of the “Mike Douglas Show” and eventually head of CNBC‚ the first cable financial network. Rupert Murdoch hired him in the 1990s to implement his vision of a different kind of cable news channel — Fox News. In 2007‚ Ailes joined Murdoch in launching the Fox News Business Channel and still serves as its president and a top advisor to Murdoch at News Corporation‚ which owns Fox.




 

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