Happy 17th Birthday, Fox NewsJ.K. Trotter10/07/13 1:52pmFiled to: celebrationsfox newsroger ailes5EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink GIF Roger Ailes’ cable news operation went live on October 7, 1996. 17 years and several wars later, Fox News remains as lively and accurate as ever. To celebrate, the channel bought a bunch of enormous Microsoft touch-screen computers. Advertisement We can’t wait until it turns 21.