Penn. Ave. to Wall Street
“Within hours of watching the new channel, it became clear that what Fox News Channel is for the White House, Fox Business Network will become for big business.”
Timothy Karr, The Huffington Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com
Reporting Will Decide
“If viewers decide over the long term that the information they get on FBN is valuable, it will succeed. If they don’t, peacock jokes and Naked Cowboy interviews won’t keep the ship afloat.”
David Hinckley, New York Daily Newshttp://nydailynews.com
It’s Too Early for This
“The first morning of FBN had the feeling of a party way too early in the morning. There was boisterousness: the channel leaned on ESPN-style duos of guys barking at each other. … There was a naked guy: After ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ this morning, FBN’s Alexis Glick went to Times Square to interview The Naked Cowboy, who busks with his guitar wearing nothing but tighty-whiteys and a 10-gallon hat. And there was oversharing: anchor Peter Barnes’ voice cracked as Glick rang the NASDAQ bell: 'I didn’t get choked up until just now,’ he said. 'It’s really real.’ Dude, pull it together.”
James Poniewozik, Tuned Inhttp://time-blog.com/tuned_in
An Unnoticed Rivalry
“I’m still trying to figure out why stocks editor Liz MacDonald was stuck standing in a cold field in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., for much of the morning.”
Eric Deggans, St. Petersburg Times (Florida)http://blogs.tampabay.com
Red State Money
“Like business news on television but don’t like CNBC’s association with the left-dominated NBC News? Then the newly launched Fox Business Network is probably for you.”
Matthew Sheffield, News Bustershttp://newsbusters.org
Give It a Chance
“My biggest fear is that people will forget that start-ups are rough — that they will think of the Fox News Channel as always being No. 1, which it wasn’t. I’m just hoping that they give us a chance to come out of the blocks, make a few mistakes, let us correct them, and see where we are later.”
Kevin Magee, Fox News executive vice president, who oversees Fox Business, in USA Today
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