Labor Day marks 50 years on tv for Geraldo Rivera and Fox Information will have a good time with a one-hour particular entitled “FOX Nation Presents: I Am Geraldo, 50 Years” on Sunday, at 10 p.m. ET.
“FOX Nation Presents: I Am Geraldo 50 Years” will characteristic highlights from FOX Nation’s four-part documentary collection that examines Rivera’s storied profession with distinctive archival footage from his days as a younger avenue reporter right through his time as a struggle correspondent.
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Highlighting his golden anniversary forward of Sunday evening’s particular, Rivera opened up a few pivotal level in his profession following the assaults of September 11, 2001, when the native New Yorker walked away from a high-paying CNBC gig and joined Fox Information to work as a struggle correspondent. The transfer was a private one for Rivera, he defined.
“I had a comfortable job within the highest-rated present on CNBC at the time. However they’d not let me go to struggle and when 9/11 occurred, it hit my hometown,” he advised Jon Scott.
“We misplaced six dads in our kid’s elementary college,” Rivera mentioned. “It was outrageous and horrible and I used to be so livid, I simply needed to personally take revenge in opposition to Usama bin Laden and what they did to my city and my nation. And CNBC wouldn’t let me go.
“I took 40% of the pay that they have been paying me to go to work as a correspondent and I’ve not regretted it for a minute.”
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Rivera did 11 assignments in Afghanistan and 11 in Iraq together with a number of journeys to different battle-torn areas. Since then, he’s been a fixture on Fox Information ever since and seems repeatedly throughout the channel with common spots on “FOX & Pals” and “Hannity.”
“The time I spent…abroad has been a blessing to me and simply broadened my complete standpoint in life,” Rivera mentioned. “It has been a wild and loopy time to be a correspondent at Fox Information and to be a reporter in this nation as we have gone via a lot….
“I really like the indisputable fact that I’ve one thing to say,” Rivera added, “and folks apparently nonetheless wish to pay attention.”
Fox Information’ Brian Flood contributed to this report.