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      Season 1 – The Loudest Voice

      2019 Drama List
      55% 65 Reviews Tomatometer 93% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Based on the best-selling book "The Loudest Voice" by Gabriel Sherman, TV executive and media consultant Roger Ailes' life continues to be a source of interest to many due the lasting effect he has had on the media world. Primarily focusing on the past decade when Ailes arguably became the Republican Party's de facto leader, and defining events in Ailes' life, including experiences with world leaders that helped launch Ailes' political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Oct 14 Buy Now

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      While finely performed and often fascinating, The Loudest Voice's shallow interpretations undermine what could be a powerful indictment of one of media's most infamous figures.

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      Episode 1 Aired Jun 30, 2019 1995 Roger Ailes joins forces with media magnate Rupert Murdoch to form Fox News Channel; working feverishly to get ahead of the competition, Roger must do the unthinkable and put an entire network on the air in the space of six months. Details Episode 2 Aired Jul 7, 2019 2001 Fox News Channel is on the cusp of passing CNN to become the number one rated news network when 9/11 changes everything; horrified by this terrorist attack, Roger begins pushing the news with an agenda and finally puts Fox on top of the ratings race. Details Episode 3 Aired Jul 14, 2019 2008 With the election of Barack Hussein Obama, Roger and Fox News Channel have found the ultimate enemy -- one that will drive Fox's coverage as well as cement their ratings; what no one suspects are the hidden depths of Roger's secret world. Details Episode 4 Aired Jul 21, 2019 2009 Roger finds his legacy in Joe Lindsley, a 25-year-old acolyte he hires to be the editor of a newspaper he bought in upstate New York; turning the local paper into a conservative news source, Roger also achieves revenge against the Obama White House. Details Episode 5 Aired Jul 28, 2019 2012 Fox News Channel is now the dominant news outlet and Roger is working the levers of his power, but he doesn't see the danger posed by Gretchen Carlson; after years of harassment by Roger, she's finally had enough. Details Episode 6 Aired Aug 4, 2019 2015 Gretchen Carlson begins working with a lawyer after taping Roger's harassment for over a year. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 11, 2019 2016 Fox fires Roger after Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit becomes public, but Roger's plans come to fruition as Donald Trump wins the presidency. Details

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      Scott Bryan The failure of this is that it focuses too much on Roger Ailes ... and you don't see the impact of Fox News on discourse and society. Jul 15, 2020 Full Review Eric Deggans NPR The result is a primer on one of TV's most influential creators and an excellent showcase for star Russell Crowe that will still leave viewers wanting something more. Nov 23, 2019 Full Review Camilla Long Times (UK) It's clear the producers despise Ailes and Fox News, but couldn't they have made the script more lacerating or the plot more telling or the characters sharper, rather than making everyone physically disgusting and covering them in liver spots? Sep 16, 2019 Full Review Jim Schembri 3AW Be sure to check out the outstanding work put in by Russell Crowe as Fox News guru Roger Ailes in this fact-based ripper. The show covers the same ground as the hit film Bombshell, but in much more detail and subtlety. Rated: 4/5 Jun 9, 2020 Full Review Melissa Camacho Common Sense Media Dramatic Fox CEO biopic has strong sexual themes, cursing. Rated: 3/5 Feb 14, 2020 Full Review María Alba Espinof The Loudest Voice ensnares you and takes you on a frightening, but entertaining ride. [Full Review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 Jan 16, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Brilliant story, Russel Crowe is amazing. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Kari Skogland, Jeremy Podeswa, Stephen Frears, Scott Z. Burns
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      Release Date
      Jun 30, 2019