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Unformatted text preview: Bill O’Reilly: Bill O’Reilly is an Irish Catholic and a New York native. He graduated from a small Catholic college with a B.A. in history and went on to Boston University to earn his masters in Journalism. He started his career as a journalist with a job for a small newspaper, moved on to being a weather man for his first television gig, and was first honored for his work with a Local Emmy for his coverage on a skyjacking case. At that point, different jobs were being offered to him from all directions, including one to be the Marlboro Man, which he declined because it was against his ethics to promote smoking. He worked a few different jobs for CBS and ABC before going back to school and earning a degree in Public Administration at Harvard. Upon graduating, he was hired by Fox to host The O’Reilly Report, now called the O’Reilly Factor. A man in his late fifties, Bill O’reilly is now the host of The O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel. He is a self-proclaimed “independent”, and has been part of many projects to explain his views. He hosts a television news program, a radio program, and is the author of six books. He calls himself a “traditionalist” and has been registered as having no party affiliation since 2001, but there are records of him once being a republican (for an unknown amount of time)....
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2008 for the course PHIL 335 taught by Professor Lloyd during the Spring '07 term at USC.
- Spring '07