Pope Francis shakes hands with Bill O'Reilly

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In case you haven't been keeping up with the news on Fox News, the network has been getting a lot of bad publicity over sexual harassment allegations since a number of female Fox employees accused the network's former CEO Roger Ailes of misconduct.

If the company "genuinely wants to achieve that result, it will resolve without delay the claims of women, like Julie Roginsky, who have been harassed, intimidated, demeaned and discriminated against", her statement reads.

Representatives at Fox News and its parent, 21st Century Fox, were not immediately available for comment about how O'Reilly might be replaced.

Star cable news anchor Bill O'Reilly will not be resuming his position as host of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor", announced 21st Century Fox on Wednesday.

"The O'Reilly Factor" has been hosted by a rotating cast of substitutes in his absence, including Dana Perino, former spokeswoman for president George W. Bush. Carlson's own entry into Fox News' network took place after another major shakeup.

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"It's a business and if the pushback. was going to hurt Fox's bottom line then he's gone", he told AFP.

But the departure of major advertisers, anxious about the knock-on effect of being associated with "The O'Reilly Factor", ultimately sealed his fate as the Murdoch family, which owns the corporation, flexes their might in a global marketplace.

"What Rush Limbaugh was to talk radio, Bill O'Reilly has been to conservative television", said Mark Feldstein, communication professor at the University of Maryland.

According to Kurtz, beginning this Monday, Tucker Carlson's show will move from 9 p.m. While O'Reilly survived then, the accumulation of cases outlined in the Times damaged him much more extensively. The five women who received settlements either worked for O'Reilly or appeared as guests on his programme, according to the New York Times story.

"After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel". Marc Kasowitz, O'Reilly's lawyer, said in a statement on Tuesday that the television host "has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America".

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O'Reilly is also one of the country's most popular nonfiction authors. He has also had best-sellers with everything from the memoir "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity" to his most recent work, "Old School", which includes passages urging the respectful treatment of women.

The National Geographic channel has aired a series of adaptations of O'Reilly books, including "Killing Reagan" and "Killing Kennedy". Such tickets can be obtained via special request to the papal household from embassies, high-ranking churchmen or Vatican officials.

Francis always swings by the VIP seats at the end of his audience for a quick round of handshakes.

Meanwhile, on vacation in Rome Wednesday, O'Reilly shook Pope Francis' hand. One of its current hosts, Eric Bolling, will host a new 5 p.m. show beginning May 1.

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