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Barry Manilow: State Farm Jingle Was 'My Greatest Hit'

Singer also talks about how his partner 'saved my life'

(Newser) - When Barry Manilow publicly came out as gay in 2017, he described the reaction from the public as "beautiful." But there would've been a very different reaction had he come out much earlier. "Back in the '70s it would have killed a career," according...

CNN Makes a Big Overhaul
CNN Makes a Big Overhaul

CNN Makes a Big Overhaul

Lineup changes mean weeknights are mostly run by women; Amanpour, Wallace head to weekends

(Newser) - CNN is making dramatic changes to its lineup, announcing Monday that it's giving Abby Phillip and Laura Coates new weeknight shows and launching new weekend programs with Christiane Amanpour and Chris Wallace. Virtually no part of the day goes unchanged in the revamp, the AP reports, as the network...

Wallace: It Wasn't Opinions That Drove Me From Fox

Anchor says truth vs. fiction was an issue after Trump loss

(Newser) - Things changed at Fox News after Donald Trump lost the presidential election to Joe Biden, Chris Wallace said. "Before, I found it was an environment in which I could do my job and feel good about my involvement at Fox," he said. "And since November of 2020,...

Chris Wallace Ends Fox Show by Announcing Departure
Chris Wallace
Resigns From
Fox News

Chris Wallace Resigns From Fox News

Longtime host goes to CNN's new streaming service

(Newser) - Chris Wallace, a Fox News interviewer recognized for asking tough questions of both parties, announced Sunday that he's leaving the network. "I want to try something new, to go beyond politics to all the things I'm interested in," he told viewers at the end of his...

McCarthy Speaks Out on Call With Trump During Capitol Riot

House minority leader wouldn't confirm GOP congresswoman's account of heated conversation

(Newser) - Kevin McCarthy confirmed Sunday that he did speak with then-President Trump on the phone during the peak of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, but it didn't seem to be the heated "shouting match" it was previously described as—at least not according to McCarthy's update. The...

Before Heading to Hospital, Trump Made a Video

Meanwhile, he told Bob Woodward in April he wasn't worried about getting infected, per new tape

(Newser) - As President Trump was being transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday to be treated for COVID-19, he issued a brief prerecorded greeting to the American people, offering gratitude and assurances. "I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support. I'm going to Walter Reed...

Wallace: Trump 'Put His Foot' in My 'Delicious Cake'

'I had baked this beautiful, delicious cake and frankly, the president put his foot in it'

(Newser) - Chris Wallace says that when President Trump first engaged with Joe Biden in Tuesday night's debate, he was pleased because he "thought we were gonna have a real debate here." He was less thrilled over the next 94 minutes of the chaotic debate, during which he says...

Chris Wallace Does Some 'Soul-Searching'

The 'Fox News Sunday' anchor talks about moderating the presidential debate

(Newser) - It's "soul-searching" time for Chris Wallace. The Fox News Sunday anchor admits he struggled to moderate last night's presidential debate—a contentious affair that one pundit called "two old men shouting at each other"—but he isn't apologizing or taking all the blame. "...

Trump on the Debate: '2 on 1 Was ... Fun'

President tweets about Chris Wallace, Joe Biden

(Newser) - Americans are buzzing about Tuesday night's hot mess of a debate —and that group includes President Trump. The president took to Twitter late Wednesday morning with comments on moderator Chris Wallace and rival Joe Biden. Of Fox News host Wallace, Trump retweeted a New York Times post on...

Watching the 2016 Debates Offers a Lesson for Biden
Watching the 2016 Debates
Offers a Lesson for Biden
the rundown

Watching the 2016 Debates Offers a Lesson for Biden

Don't underestimate the president's effective, unorthodox style, says a Politico analysis

(Newser) - So how important is Tuesday night's debate ? Oh, it's only "one of the more important moments in American political history," in the view of former Obama adviser David Plouffe. If Joe Biden "has a really strong debate, it doesn't mean the rest of...

Moderators Announced for 3 Presidential Debates

Fox's Chris Wallace is first on the list

(Newser) - A Fox News anchor has been chosen as the moderator of the first debate between President Trump and Joe Biden—but the Trump campaign may not be thrilled about it. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Tuesday that the Sept. 29 debate in Cleveland will be moderated by Chris Wallace,...

Trump Is Asked: Will You Commit to the Election Results?
Commit to Election
Results? 'Look ...
I Have to See'
sunday talk shows

Commit to Election Results? 'Look ... I Have to See'

President Trump gives Chris Wallace a wide-ranging interview on 'Fox News Sunday'

(Newser) - President Trump is refusing to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he made weeks before the 2016 vote, as he scoffs at polls showing him lagging behind Democrat Joe Biden, the AP reports. Trump says it's too early to...

Trump: Fox News 'on a Bad Path'
Trump Not Happy
With Fox News

Trump Not Happy With Fox News

President says network is 'on a bad path' after Nancy Pelosi interview

(Newser) - President Trump is a well-known fan of Fox News, but on Sunday, his words for the network weren't laudatory ones. "Nervous Nancy is an inherently 'dumb' person," he tweeted , referring to Nancy Pelosi's interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. "She wasted all...

Chris Wallace of Fox Delivers Stinging Rebuke of Trump

President 'engaged in the most direct sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history'

(Newser) - Chris Wallace of Fox News has not been shy about voicing his criticism of President Trump, and he delivered a strong rebuke Wednesday night. "I believe that President Trump is engaged in the most direct sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history," Wallace said during...

Trump Gets Personal After Fox Host Interviews Scalise

He slams 'nasty, obnoxious' Chris Wallace

(Newser) - After Fox News host Chris Wallace clashed with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise over the impeachment inquiry in an interview Sunday, President Trump called him "nasty" and said he would never measure up to his father, late 60 Minutes lead reporter Mike Wallace. Scalise "blew the nasty &...

Kellyanne Gets Heated: 'What Are You, Oprah?'

Chris Wallace asks about her husband on Fox News Sunday

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway crossed swords with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace over the question that keeps coming up: As Wallace put it, "Why is your husband attacking your boss?" Kellyanne was initially measured in discussing husband George Conway—a "vocal critic" of President Trump, per Rolling Stone —...

Trump Slams Admiral Who Got bin Laden
Trump Doubles Down
on bin Laden Assertion
the rundown

Trump Doubles Down on bin Laden Assertion

After comments on William McRaven, says 'of course' we should have gotten him earlier

(Newser) - Adm. William H. McRaven is a distinguished retired Navy SEAL and special ops commander who led the raids that led to the capture of Saddam Hussein and the death of Osama bin Laden. President Trump, however, dismissed McRaven in his interview Sunday with Fox News as an "Obama backer"...

Fox Host Asks Putin the Questions Trump Didn't

Chris Wallace wanted to know why Russian leader's rivals end up dead

(Newser) - With President Trump apparently unable or unwilling to ask Vladimir Putin tough questions, US interests were represented in Helsinki by ... Chris Wallace? The Fox host's interview with the Russian leader , which aired Monday night, was a testy affair, with Putin clearly unhappy about a journalist challenging him, the Washington ...

Trump on Russia Hack: 'Just Another Excuse'

Says CIA claims 'ridiculous,' and 'nobody really knows'

(Newser) - CIA claims that Russian hackers acted to rig the election are "ridiculous" and "just another excuse," President-elect Donald Trump told Fox News in an extensive interview Sunday. "I don't believe it. Every week it's another excuse. We had a massive landslide victory, as you...

Clinton-Trump Debate Moderators Are Chosen

Lester Holt, Martha Raddatz, Anderson Cooper, and Chris Wallace will handle them

(Newser) - The Commission on Presidential Debates is tasked with finding the folks who will moderate the upcoming word wars between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as well as between their respective VP picks. And the commission has spoken, per ABC News , naming NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt as the first...

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