Controversial Fox News CEO Roger Ailes started out in television as a producer for "The Mike Douglas Show," a daytime variety program better known for musical acts and guests like Bob Hope than for politics. But one day, then-presidential candidate Richard Nixon appeared on the show, and Ailes used the opportunity to score a gig as Nixon's television consultant. Gabriel Sherman's new book "The Loudest Voice in the Room" traces Ailes' career from those early days to his role as the pioneering and - according to Sherman's account - paranoid mastermind behind Fox News' dominance.
An Unauthorized Biography of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes
Gabriel Sherman, contributing editor at New York Magazine and author of "The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News - and Divided a Country"