Ex-Fox News chief Ailes, 77, dies after fall


Photographs by AP/RON EDMONDS

Vice President George H.W. Bush (left) gets some advice from Roger Ailes (right), his media adviser, at the Superdome in New Orleans, before the start of the Republican National Convention in this Aug. 17, 1988, file photo.

Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year over accusations of sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77.

In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Roger Ailes attends a special screening of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" in New York.

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