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Off-air later, Mr. Romney told Mr. Baier that he thought the interview was overly aggressive and that he didn’t like it. Mr. Romney’s unhappiness was evident on the air, too. The unspoken subtext seemed to be that he thought Fox would be a friendlier venue than it was.

Mr. Baier’s audience skews right, as it does for most Fox shows. Forty-one percent of his audience identifies itself as Republican, 44 percent as independent and 15 percent as Democratic, according to a 2011 study by GfK MRI, a consumer research company.

The Washington-area think tank Center for Media and Public Affairs studied evening news coverage of the GOP campaign, including “Special Report,” and concluded the Fox show’s coverage was the most balanced between positive and negative evaluations of the candidates. ABC and NBC were more negative while CBS, mostly because of a lengthy story examining Ron Paul’s appeal, was more positive, the center said.

Dr. Oz’s ‘transformation nation’ now 1 million members strong

Television already has “The Biggest Loser.” Dr. Mehmet Oz is looking for the biggest number of losers.

“The Dr. Oz Show” said Monday that it had netted its millionth participant in its “transformation nation” health effort, and the number is climbing. One of those people will win a $1 million prize in May, the Associated Press reports.

Since September, Dr. Oz has urged viewers to participate in his health challenge, done together with Weight Watchers. The number of registrants has increased steadily to a point Dr. Oz said he’d never imagined the program would reach.

“It is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life,” he said.

Dr. Oz’s program has seven steps, starting with the simplest: Tell a friend to get some moral support. Participants are asked to register with Weight Watchers and go to a center to have their body mass index calculated. Other steps are connecting with a doctor, learning your family’s health history, getting more sleep, managing stress better and starting new fitness habits.

The show will select 10 finalists it believes best embody the effort - not necessarily those who lose the most weight - and viewers will choose a favorite this spring for the $1 million prize. People need to register by Feb. 26 to be eligible.

‘Sister Wives’ family can proceed with lawsuit

The polygamous family featured on the reality series “Sister Wives” is being allowed to move forward with a lawsuit challenging Utah’s anti-bigamy law, a federal judge ruled Friday.

In a lawsuit brought against high-ranking Utah officials and area media, Kody Brown and wives Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn assert the law infringes upon their constitutional rights. Those rights include free speech, due process, freedom of religion, equal protection and freedom of association, the Associated Press reported.

The family rose to national prominence after the launch of its TLC television show in September 2010. Utah Attorney General Jeffrey Buhman then gave interviews in which he suggested the family would be prosecuted under Utah’s anti-bigamy law.

In a 21-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups said the suggestion of prosecution potentially had a “chilling effect” on the family’s First Amendment rights. But it would now be up to the Browns to prove there was a real threat to their constitutional rights.

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