Following a vacation from Fox News from which he never returned, Bill O’Reilly is not saying goodbye just yet to his television, announcing on his website that he will host a podcast Monday to have his say about his dismissal following numerous accusations by women of sexual harassment, charges that hurt the show’s advertising revenue.
Sources say O’Reilly doesn’t want to leave television and is considering the possibility of doing a show elsewhere – with networks like Glenn Beck’s BlazeTV, One America News and Sinclair Broadcasting among those mentioned.
When it was announced that he would not be returning, O’Reilly was on vacation in Italy, where he met with Pope Francis.
O’Reilly had recently re-signed a new contract with Fox that will pay him as much as $25 million for cutting him loose.
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Over the course of his recent years at Fox, the show averaged 4 million viewers each night, making it the highest rated cable news television show ever.
O’Reilly’s departure from Fox also juggled the network’s primetime lineup. Fox News host Eric Bolling was given his own weekly show at 5 p.m., while company executives moved Tucker Carlson’s show to 8 p.m. and “The Five” to 9 p.m.
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