On October 7th, 1996 the Fox News Channel went on air for the first time.

25 years later, it has become the number one, highest-rated network in the industry and changed both media and politics forever.

Co-host of Fox and Friends and host of “The Brian Kilmeade Show,” Brian Kilmeade joined FOX News in 1996 and remains one its biggest stars on both TV and radio.

On the FOX News Rundown earlier this week, host Dave Anthony spoke to Brian Kilmeade about the channel’s early days and how he and his colleagues reported on some of the biggest news events of the last 25 years.

Kilmeade also discussed how he began his talk show on Fox News Radio, the experience of covering several presidents and the inspiration for his new book, “The President and The Freedom Fighter.”

The original interview was too long and we couldn’t include it all in our segment. On The FOX News Rundown EXTRA, you will hear our entire conversation with FOX News host Brian Kilmeade.