Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum to Co-Anchor
FOX News Channel (FNC) will present a town hall with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Monday, April 15th from 6:30PM/ET-7:30PM/ET in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Co-anchored by Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum, the town hall will focus on the economy and jobs.
In March of 2016, Sanders notably participated in FNC’s only Democratic town hall during the 2016 presidential election cycle alongside former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to Nielsen Media Research, that town hall averaged 2.6 million viewers and nearly 500,000 in the 25-54 demographic, beating CNN and MSNBC combined in overall viewers in the 6PM/ET timeslot. Sanders last appeared on FNC in an appearance on Special Report with Bret Baier in December 2018.
Baier and MacCallum have played pivotal roles throughout the network’s election coverage, including moderating debates, town halls and co-anchoring during major political events, such as the recent State of the Union and midterm election night in November 2018. Their coverage that night was the highest-rated midterm election programming in cable news history with 7.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.
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