Fox Business Network plans to trim two more hours of its daily programming schedule, the latest move by news organizations amid an intense cycle related to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Brian Steinberg of Variety.
Steinberg reports, “The Fox Corporation-owned outlet will temporarily cease production of two programs – ‘FBN am’ at 5 a.m. and ‘Bulls & Bears’ at 5 p.m. – while moving one of its highest-rated shows, ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’ to the 5 p.m. hour. A repeat of Dobbs’ daily show will air instead at 7 p.m. The interim Fox Business schedule will run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fox Business previously suspended two primetime shows, ‘Trish Regan Primetime’ and ‘Kennedy,’ citing a desire to emphasize coverage of the current news cycle.
“‘While FBN will remain committed to delivering up to the minute breaking business news and analysis, our first priority is the health and safety of our employees,’ said Lauren Petterson, president of Fox Business Network, in a prepared statement. ‘This scaled back schedule will ensure we continue to deliver critical information to our audience amidst this global pandemic and time of market volatility while helping to fight the further escalation of the coronavirus.’”
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