Fox News host Laura Ingraham says she hopes to pull “the curtain back on some of the generic headlines of the day” when her new prime-time program premieres Monday night at 10 p.m.
“People at the end of the night want a safe harbor to dock into,” Ingraham told The Hill in a phone interview. “I think people don’t want conflict for an hour at the end of the day.”“The Ingraham Angle” is getting a key slot and represents the final piece in Fox’s remake of its prime-time lineup following a tumultuous 13 months. The network has seen the departures of Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly and Greta Van Susteren over that period, leaving Sean Hannity as the only holdover from the prime time of the Roger Ailes era.Ingraham, a former speechwriter for President Reagan and a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, will come on after Hannity’s show, which was moved to 9 p.m. in September to take on MSNBC’s top-rated program "The Rachel Maddow Show," which also was the most-watched in cable news overall in the third quarter of this year. Hannity has been topping Maddow on most weeks since making the move to 9 p.m., however.
Regular Fox watchers are accustomed to seeing Ingraham, who has guested on a variety of programs, from “Fox & Friends” to "Special Report" to “Hannity.” Just like Hannity, she is a staunch supporter of President Trump and speaks to him on occasion.