How Roger Ailes Built Fox News Into a Media Powerhouse

And why he would never be a political candidate like Trump

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Roger Ailes' first moon shot came when he was 29 years old. He was in the Oval Office setting up the first interplanetary split screen. "Eagle" had just landed on the moon.

"I had video from the Earth and I realized I could set up a split screen," Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News—and this year's Adweek Media Visionary—recalls during an interview in his midtown Manhattan office. "The problem was, I couldn't control Neil Armstrong.

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