ROGER AILES, FORMER FOX NEWS CHIEF, DIES AT 77
3 Roger Ailes, founder and former chief executive of Fox News, the cable news channel popular with conservatives that helped reshape the U.S. political landscape, has died at age 77. Ailes’ widow, Elizabeth Ailes, announced his death in a statement posted on the Fox News website on Thursday. He resigned from Fox News last July following allegations of sexual harassment, marking an abrupt end to his 20-year reign at the mostwatched cable channel in the United States. Fox News, which Ailes started in 1996 with the backing of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, raised the temperature of on-air debate on U.S. television, generally taking a hardline conservative view.