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Studio B
Header 50.jpgStudio B Banner Used on foxnews.com
Genre News/Talk program
Presented by Shepard Smith
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
Production
Location(s) New York City
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Fox News Channel
Picture format 480i NTSC
720p (HDTV)
Original run August 2002 – present
Chronology
Preceded by Fox News Live
External links
Official website

Studio B is an American news/talk television program on the Fox News Channel, hosted by Shepard Smith.

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About the show

Broadcast live at 3:00pm ET Monday through Friday, the program continues coverage of stories followed during prior hours of Fox News programs. Named after the studio from which it formerly broadcasted, Studio B often takes a swifter pace compared to the network's other programming, making a larger focus of the program on breaking-news events with live correspondents. The coverage includes correspondents on location, in studio, in addition to analysis from pundits or experts.

Prior to the program's relaunch on April 23, 2007, and to a larger extent summer 2007, Studio B was commonly seen as more laid-back, including a short segment of smalltalk after the bottom-of-the-hour headlines between Smith and Jane Skinner commonly about soft news or irrelevant stores of the day. The segment was known as "Skinnerville."

History

The program's relaunch created a new focus on urgency, with the music used for the program being faster-paced and more of a drum-driven style, in addition to the graphics becoming flashier and more attention-grabbing than previous editions. The event also included the conclusion of the weekend edition of Studio B, hosted by Trace Gallagher, which was started in February 2006.

Studio B replaced the 3-4pm hour of Fox News Live (also hosted by Smith) in 2002, and the weekend hour of Fox News Live in 2005. The weekend editions were discontinued in May 2007, when the 3-4pm hour was replaced by reruns of War Stories with Oliver North, or other taped programming.

Also in 2007, Smith revealed that Studio B will soon get a more expansive overhaul, which may include name and format changes. This is partly because FNC's physical Studio B is no longer available for the network's use. On December 14, 2008, Studio B moved to Studio 12H, the set used by the Fox Report due to its move to the high definition Election Night set used by the Fox Broadcasting Company.

On January 9, 2009, Studio B moved to a new set in Studio 12H. Despite the actual studio name, Shepard Smith stated that this studio will be the new Studio B, "because that is the name of the program". While Studio B moved to the aforementioned HD set, it continued to broadcast in 4:3 with the Fox News HD wing at the side, until March 23, 2009, when the show launched in full 16:9.

Preceded by
The Live Desk
Fox News Channel Weekday Lineup
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Succeeded by
Your World with Neil Cavuto

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