Ingraham Show Still Without Ingraham
June 10, 2008 at 3:28 PM (PT)
LAURA INGRAHAM remains off the air for the moment, and neither she nor syndicator TALK RADIO NETWORK are saying why she's been absent.
A message briefly posted on INGRAHAM's web page but removed MONDAY said, "IMPORTANT NOTE TO LAURA LISTENERS: Due to contractual obligations, for the present time I am unable to reveal why I am not currently hosting The LAURA INGRAHAM SHOW. Rest assured, this absence is not of my choosing, nor is it health or family-related. I am ready, willing and eager to continue the conversation we started seven years ago about politics and the culture. Heck, if cancer couldn’t keep me off the airwaves for long, nothing will." The hiatus could lend credence to talk that INGRAHAM has been talking to other syndicators and stations about a possible move of the show.
INGRAHAM is keeping busy with an appearance on TUESDAY with DON IMUS and a guest-hosting appearance filling in for BILL O'REILLY on FOX NEWS CHANNEL on FRIDAY (6/13). She appeared at SATURDAY's NEW MEDIA SEMINAR in NEW YORK to accept an award and thanked MARK MASTERS and TALK RADIO NETWORK, "who believed in my radio vision five years ago when few others did."
But is INGRAHAM destined for more at FOX NEWS CHANNEL? TV NEWSER is reporting that the cable network will be testing INGRAHAM out in the 5p ET hour, with "JUST IN WITH LAURA INGRAHAM" set to air for at least the next few weeks.