Juan Williams Signs New Deal With Fox News

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One day after getting fired from NPR, Juan Williams has signed a new multi-year deal for an expanded role on Fox News.

The deal was announced Oct. 21 by Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News.

Williams was terminated by NPR Wednesday evening after an eruption of criticism from Muslim advocacy groups in reaction to comments Williams made Monday on The O'Reilly Factor. Williams confessed that he is wary of flying with passengers in Muslim clothing.

Williams will host The O'Reilly Factor on Friday night and will appear with O'Reilly on the show Thursday night.

In making the announcement, Ailes said, "Juan has been a staunch defender of liberal viewpoints since his tenure began at Fox News in 1997. He's an honest man whose freedom of speech is protected by Fox News on a daily basis."

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