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How a major news network almost failed

Imagine a world without Fox News Channel. Without Roger Ailes, it may not have happened.

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Today Fox News Channel is the most-watched cable news network. But in 1996, a new network like Fox News Channel seemed destined to fail, as it was entering an already crowded news space: CNN had been dominating the 24-hour news cycle since 1980, and ABC and MSNBC were set to launch their own news channels later that year. Fox News Channel was determined to break through — and it did. Watch to find out how Ailes defied the odds and launched Fox News Channel in just six months.

The new SHOWTIME® seven-part limited series, The Loudest Voice, examines the life of Roger Ailes and how he shaped Fox News Channel into the network — and force of nature — it would become. The Loudest Voice premieres Sunday, June 30. Only on SHOWTIME®.

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