John Stossel
John Stossel

The intelligent, well-informed, and iconoclastic TV reporter John Stossel has moved to the Fox Business Channel, and his new weekly show (Thursdays, 8 p.m. EST) looks likely to be as stimulating, entertaining, and edifying as his contributions to ABC’s 20/20 newsmagazine always were.

His new series premieres tonight and is reportedly scheduled for an initial run of almost eleven months.

This should be a great match for Stossel and FBN, as he will be allowed to work in an environment presumably much more congenial to his ideas than ABC was, and extremely low-rated FBN gets a name host whose journalistic credentials are impeccable.

Dan Miller of The Heartland Institute contributes the following encomium to the estimable Stossel:

The credibility of American broadcast journalism will improve about 15 percent tonight.

John Stossel, the broadcast journalist noted as much for his balanced reporting as his wit and intelligence, debuts his new program on the Fox Business Network at 7 p.m. CST Thursday, December 10, 2009. The program will be rebroadcast at 9 p.m. CST Friday, December 11.

In a display of courage seldom found on broadcast networks, Fox Business Network has green-lighted 44 television programs on issues that John is passionate about: economic liberty.

Tonight’s debut program is just what one would expect from one of America’s top journalists: the climate crisis, Climategate, and global warming. In previous programs and reports for ABC News and “20/20,” John explored the global warming debate with commendable balance and intelligence, and he will take his brand of first-rate journalism to Fox Business Network.

Ever the innovator, John is trying something different: He invited a live studio audience to hear his report–and react as the spirit moves them.

With John as the host, the spirit will be lively indeed.

In an email to Heartland, John said, “I hope you will watch and tell me what I’m doing wrong. Or right.”

We’ll be there. And we hope you will, too.


Stossel, Fox Business Channel: Recommended.