The founder and head of Fox News Channel, Roger builds the most successful cable news operation the country has ever seen. Brilliant, tenacious and combative, he molds his platform into the mouthpiece for his beloved Republican Party and staunch conservative values. Roger is both bully and charmer, standing atop the media landscape for years until the revelations of his demeaning and sexualized treatment of women leads to his downfall.
The morning star of Fox News Channel’s top rated “Fox and Friends,” this former Miss America has the looks and personality that Roger Ailes covets for his network. But when she asserts herself in pursuit of her ambition, she’s exposed to the dark underbelly of her boss, forcing her to question how far she’ll go to get what she wants.
Roger Ailes’ wife is twenty years his junior, a pretty blonde in the mold that Roger likes. She sets aside her own promising news career to be with Roger, and devotes herself to keeping his home, raising his son, and championing his conservative causes. Roger’s confidante, Elizabeth is a power behind the throne.
A brash young executive whom Roger poaches to head up PR at Fox News, Brian Lewis is an eager participant in Roger’s vision of what Fox News Channel should be. Fully embracing Roger’s dictum to “let PR be the engine of Fox News Channel,” Brian uses the dark arts of PR to further Roger’s every demand.
An ambitious woman who rises to Head of Booking at Fox News Channel, Laurie is Roger’s long-time mistress. Even as the pressure of continuing the relationship she comes to abhor threatens to destroy her, she struggles to resist Roger's abusive hold over her.
The legendary head of News Corp often clashes with Roger, his most demanding and forceful employee. But Murdoch can’t help but acknowledge the contribution Fox News makes to his company’s bottom line, so he gives Roger a longer leash than most.
Roger’s long-time assistant is loyal and devoted to her boss, and always by his side with whatever he needs, often before he even knows he needs it. She is plain and mild-mannered, definitely not Roger’s type, but nothing her boss does or says escapes her watchful gaze.