Don Imus has come full circle after his debut on Fox Business Network this morning. He’s all the way back from his ordeal in the spring of 2007 when he made racially insulting remarks about the Rutgers women’s basketball team. After being fired from CBS Radio, which distributed his radio show nationally and from MSNBC which had simulcast the show for 11 years, he signed a deal with Citadel Media to do mornings on WABC New York and a subsequent deal to simulcast the show on RFD-TV. Imus made the jump to FBN this August which is available in 50 million homes and is a direct competitor to MSNBC sister CNBC. Imus’ guests on his first show included TV and syndicated radio personality Glenn Beck, Sen. John McCain and writer Debra Dickerson. During the Beck segment, the two talked about their battles with alcoholism, radio shows and Beck’s relationship with other conservative commentators like Rush Limbaugh and Fox News’ Sean Hannity. The Fox slot gets Imus back in front of potentially a much bigger audience, but he’s taken care to distance himself politically from the rest of the Fox bunch. When asked what he thought of the Fox family he said, “Don’t’ start with me, you’ve got nuts in this building, and I’m not one of them.
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