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With guest host Sacha Pfeiffer.

What will Fox News look like without Roger Ailes? With the Republican Party in disarray? We’ll dig in.

In this Jan. 30, 1996 file photo, Roger Ailes, left, speaks at a news conference as Rupert Murdoch looks on after it was announced that Ailes would be chairman and CEO of Fox News. )Richard Drew, File/AP)
In this Jan. 30, 1996 file photo, Roger Ailes, left, speaks at a news conference as Rupert Murdoch looks on after it was announced that Ailes would be chairman and CEO of Fox News. )Richard Drew, File/AP)

Fox News debuted 20 years ago as a conservative alternative to mainstream media. It quickly grew into a national phenom that became the voice of conservative America. But now its powerful co-founder, Roger Ailes, is out over sexual harassment claims and corporate restructuring is underway. That internal drama comes just as Trump's campaign is splitting the GOP. This hour On Point, the troubles at Fox, the Trump effect on political journalism, and the future of conservative media. — Sacha Pfeiffer 

Guests

Gabriel Sherman, national affairs editor at New York Magazine. Author of the book, "The Loudest Voice in the Room." (@gabrielsherman)

Hadas Gold, media reporter for POLITICO. (@Hadas_Gold)

Matthew Boyle, Washington political editor for Breitbart News. (@mboyle1)

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New York: Rupert Murdoch Promotes Roger Ailes Loyalists to Run Fox News — "Roger Ailes may be out of Fox News, but he continues to cast a long shadow over the network. Friday, 21st Century Fox executive chairman Rupert Murdoch promoted three Ailes loyalists to serve as the new leadership team atop the network. Murdoch, who will remain as executive chairman of Fox News, divided Ailes’s job into two positions with titles of co-president. Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy will run the business side of the news network, while programming chief Bill Shine will oversee content and talent."

POLITICO: Rupert Murdoch announces new leadership for Fox News -- "Rupert Murdoch named Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine co-presidents of Fox News on Friday, while also announcing other leadership changes. Abernethy was Fox Television Stations CEO while Shine was senior executive vice president. Abernethy will oversee advertising, finance, sales and distribution aspects of Fox News and Fox Business Network, while Shine will run all programming, news and editorial functions of both networks. Both will report to Murdoch, who remains executive chairman of 21st Century Fox and executive chairman of Fox News and Fox Business.Fox News."

Breitbart: Trish Regan Blasts Biased Media: Don’t Write Off Donald Trump’s Chances of Winning -- "Fox Business Network host Trish Regan called out the media on Tuesday for their biased reporting on Republican nominee Donald Trump’s chances of winning. 'It is August. You know we’ve got a long way to go until we hit November,' Regan said. 'Here’s what you and I both know. In the political sphere anything can happen, but you wouldn’t know it by reading all the headlines right now or watching mainstream media on TV.'"

This program aired on August 15, 2016.

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