Fox's Roger Ailes wins $250,000 Bradley Prize for American innovation

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Roger Ailes has won a $250,000 Bradley Foundation Prize for creating Fox News Channel, deemed by the group to be a thoroughly American institution.

Ailes and three others, including former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, will receive their awards and cash stipends Wednesday night at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The others are former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement and National Affairs editor Yuval Levin.

"Through the 10 years of the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals whose accomplishments strengthen American institutions in hopes that others will strive for excellence in their respective fields," said Michael W. Grebe, president of the Bradley Foundation. "This year's recipients continue that tradition and represent the values and principles of the Bradley Foundation.

The four were picked from more than 200 nominees.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee is the philanthropic legacy of two entrepreneurial brothers, Lynde and Harry Bradley, who promoted free enterprise.