*Hannity & Colmes* was a live television show on Fox News Channel in the
United States, hosted by Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes, who respectively
presented a conservative and liberal perspective. The series premiered
on October 7, 1996, and the final episode aired on January 9, 2009. It
was the precursor to the **Hannity** program, which airs in the same
time slot. The show offered Hannity's conservative views and Colmes's
liberal views incorporated into a current news story, or in conjunction
with a featured guest.

In addition to politics, the show featured debate about soft news
stories, such as the 2006 Duke University lacrosse team scandal or the
death of Anna Nicole Smith, or one-on-one interviews with politicians,
commonly with the host who most closely shared the guest's political
ideology. The show's format resembled a former CNN show called
*Crossfire*, which similarly had co-hosts on both the left and right.

Fox announced on November 24, 2008 that Alan Colmes would leave the show
at the end of the year, but he remains a commentator on Fox News, runs
the blog Liberaland, and makes occasional appearances on other programs
like *The O'Reilly Factor*, and Shovio.com's *TalkBackTV*. On December
11, it was announced that Hannity would take over the time slot alone
with a new show simply titled *Hannity*, which would have a format
closer to his weekend program *Hannity's America*. January 9, 2009 was
the last airing of *Hannity & Colmes*, with January 12 marking the
beginning of the new *Hannity* program.

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1996-10-07

## Hannity - Hann function - Netflix

The Hann function, named after the Austrian meteorologist Julius von Hann, is a discrete window function given by

w ( n ) = 1 2 ( 1 − cos ( 2 π n N − 1 ) ) {\displaystyle w(n)={\frac {1}{2}}\;\left(1-\cos \left({\frac {2\pi n}{N-1}}\right)\right)}

or

w ( n ) = sin 2 ( π n N − 1 ) {\displaystyle w(n)=\sin ^{2}\left({\frac {\pi n}{N-1}}\right)}

or, in terms of the haversine function,

w ( n ) = hav ( 2 π n N − 1 ) . {\displaystyle w(n)=\operatorname {hav} \left({\frac {2\pi n}{N-1}}\right).}

## Hannity - Use - Netflix

S ( τ ) = ∫ w ( t + τ ) f ( t ) d t {\displaystyle S(\tau )=\int w(t+\tau )f(t)\,dt}

The Hann function is typically used as a window function in digital signal processing to select a subset of a series of samples in order to perform a Fourier transform or other calculations. i.e. (using continuous version to illustrate)

The advantage of the Hann window is very low aliasing, and the tradeoff slightly is a decreased resolution (widening of the main lobe).