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Fox News Watch
Former title card for Fox News Watch
Genre Current Events debate program
Presented by Jon Scott
Starring Jim Pinkerton, Cal Thomas
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
Location(s) New York City
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel Fox News Channel
Picture format 480i NTSC
720p (HDTV)
Original run 1997 – present
External links
Official website

Fox News Watch is a current events debate program on the Fox News Channel, hosted by Jon Scott.



Instead of focusing on the issues, the show focuses on the media's coverage of the week's news among panellists from both the left and right side of the United States political spectrum. Throughout the show, they discuss about how the media portrayed news stories of the previous week and how that affected the coverage of those news stories.

Similar to CNN's Reliable Sources, the program also discusses the overall condition of the media as a whole, including how the newspapers, 24-hour news channels, and the U.S. national news networks are covering stories and what effect the new age of media is having upon them. The taped program airs every Saturday 6:30pm ET.


On February 2, 2008, Eric Burns said that Neal Gabler had left the show to work for PBS and that Jim Pinkerton had left the show to work for Mike Huckabee. As of June 2008, Pinkerton had returned to the panel.

Burns' contract was not renewed and expired in Spring 2008.[1] Burns reportedly said, "Fox News has told me that my contract will be terminated within the next 2 months, perhaps sooner. I was given no reason. It certainly has nothing to do with ratings; the last episode of Fox News Watch was the second highest-rated weekend show on on all 3 cable news networks and the program has almost been in the top 4 or 5. I have no theory, none, why they are getting rid of me. Although I heard rumors, I have never heard reasons."[2] Burns was replaced by Jon Scott.





Former Panelists

Guest Panelists


  • Teaser
  • In-depth discussion about a group of related stories
  • "Quick Takes" (Short comments on three stories)
  • Viewer Emails (currently not used)


External links


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