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Journal Editorial Report

Journal Editorial Report
Presented by Paul Gigot
Country of origin United States
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel PBS, later on Fox News Channel
Original release 2004–2005 (PBS)
2005 – present (FNC)

The Journal Editorial Report is a weekly American interview and panel discussion TV program on Fox News Channel, hosted by Paul Gigot, editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal. Prior to moving to Fox News, the show aired on PBS for 15 months, ending on December 2, 2005.[1].

Opening with a newsmaker of the week, Gigot usually interviews a guest for the first half of the program, asking questions related to the writings of the guest or a current event of interest to the guest.

Following the guest segment, the program becomes a panel discussion of Wall Street Journal editorial writers giving their opinions on the political, economic, and cultural issues of the current week. The final segment labeled Hits and Misses lets the panelists comment on the best and worst stories or events of the week.

The program is broadcast Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. and Sundays at 6:00 a.m. (all times Eastern)

The transcript of each show appears on on the following Monday.

The political point of view of the panel is primarily socially conservative, reflecting the pro-life philosophy of the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal.[2]

Panel members

As of September 2007, these WSJ editorial staff appear on the show:

  • Daniel Henninger – Deputy Editor of the WSJ Editorial page, and writer on the editorial page since 1977
  • Dorothy Rabinowitz – 2001 Pulitzer Prize winner for her articles on American Culture and Society. She is an author and was a freelance writer, syndicated columnist and TV commentator prior to joining the WSJ.
  • Bret Stephens – writes a weekly column on global affairs. Prior to joining the Wall Street Journal in 2004, he was Editor In Chief of the Jerusalem Post for 2 years.
  • Robert Pollock – features editor – worked 5 years in Brussels, and moved to the US editorial staff in 2000
  • Jason Riley – in 1996, Jason became the first Interactive Editor for the Leisure & Arts section of WSJ.COM web portal
  • Kimberley Strassel – Washington based author of Potomac Watch column – prior to joining the editorial staff, she worked in the news section covering real estate and technology.
  • John Fund, political columnist for the Opinion Journal website, also makes occasional appearances.
  • James Taranto, who writes the popular "Best of the Web Today" feature for Opinion Journal, also appears occasionally in the role of "funny man".


The following is a representative list the people who appeared as guests in 2007:

  • Stephen F. Hayes – author of Cheney, the untold story of America's most powerful and controversial vice president.
  • Max Boot – senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations and author of the book War Made New, discussing events in Pakistan
  • Melanie Phillips – columnist for the Daily Mail and author of the book Londonistan. on the failed terror attacks in London and Glasgow
  • David Satter – former Moscow correspondent for the Financial Times of London and the author of the book "Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State" on events in Russia
  • Peter Rodman – former Assistant Secretary of Defense for international security affairs and Pentagon's top Asia policy official on the military threat posed by China's military
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb – former deputy commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discussing issues related to the drug approval process
  • Joel Mowbray – investigative reporter and author of "Diplomacy: How the State Department Threatens America’s Security" discussing the U.S. taxpayer-funded al-Hurra satellite network, which had a sudden shift in its news coverage following the arrival of Larry Register from CNN

External links

  • on FoxNews.comJournal Editorial Report
  • on OpinionJournal.comJournal Editorial Report
  • on PBS.orgThe Journal Editorial Report
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