Alexis Bloom & Alex Gibney Discuss Their Film, "Divide And Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes"
Directed by Alexis Bloom and executive produced by Alex Gibney, "Divide And Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes" sheds light on the current moment in American political life by following the arc of Roger Ailes: long-time Republican svengali and controversial founder of Fox News. By coaching an unrivaled stable of politicians over the course of fifty years, Ailes heavily influenced Republican politics, steering the conservative movement from Nixon, to the Tea Party, to Trump. Under his tutelage, anger and fear became the coin of the realm, both on the ballot and on national television. This is a story of serial cruelty, both on the public stage and in private life.