June 11, 2012 |
Glenn Beck's TV presence may have dimmed since his transition from Fox News to his own Internet station, but his power on the radio is still strong. Monday he announced a renewal with Premiere Networks to syndicate his radio show for five more years. The deal would mean a reported $100 million for Beck's multimedia company, Mercury Radio Arts. Beck's show, "The Glenn Beck Program," is the third-highest rated radio show in the country behind fellow conservative pundits Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.
August 21, 2012 |
Last week, Christian publisher Thomas Nelson pulled the book "The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson" by David Barton after it was shown to have included several inaccuracies. In recalling the book, which was published in April, Thomas Nelson noted that it had received complaints and concluded that "some historical details included in the book that were not adequately supported.” In July, the History News Network voted the book the " least credible history book in print . " Now conservative commentator Glenn Beck plans to put out a new edition of "The Jefferson Lies" on his publishing imprint, Mercury Ink. Beck wrote the introduction to the original edition of the book.
April 7, 2011 |
Completing a swift rise and fall from TV stardom, controversial host Glenn Beck will lose his once-popular Fox News show later this year, the network announced Wednesday. Beck's 5 p.m. program, which earned scorn from liberals for its attacks on President Obama as well as its devotion to sometimes-obscure right-wing thinkers, was a top cable draw in 2009 and a signpost for the populist "tea party" movement in last year's midterm elections, which dealt a ballot-box rebuke to the White House.
October 16, 2012 |
Terry Richardson shot Oprah Winfrey for the November edition of Harper's Bazaar. In the issue, she says that what was initially missing from her OWN network was "me. It required my full-on energy. " She also talks about being a bath fanatic, among other things. [Harper's Bazaar] Conservative commentator Glenn Beck has launched his own line of made-in-America jeans, 1791 Denim from 1791 Supply & Co. (1791 is the year the Bill of Rights was ratified.) [Glennbeck.com] Rachel Zoe, of Bravo's "The Rachel Zoe Project," and her husband Rodger Berman have sold a scripted comedy show based on Zoe's life to NBC. And Tyra Banks of "America's Next Top Model " is working on a scripted show based on herself for ABC. [Deadline]
September 12, 2012 |
Barely a year after leaving Fox News, Glenn Back is back on the airwaves. On Wednesday, satellite broadcaster Dish Network announced that The Blaze, Beck's 24-hour online news and opinion network, would be available to its subscribers starting at 5 p.m. EDT. Beck departed Fox News in June 2011 amid declining ratings for his eponymous program and allegations that he was becoming increasingly extreme in his viewpoint. A year ago exactly, he launched GBTV, an online video channel which has attracted some 300,000 paid subscribers.
August 31, 2010 |
Predictably, conservative commentator Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally Saturday on the National Mall has evoked a lot of consternation. For instance, Greg Sargent of the Washington Post argues that because the rally explicitly avoided trumpeting a political agenda, it was all the more insidiously political. "Beck repeatedly claimed that his rally wasn't meant to be 'political,' " writes Sargent. "As high-minded as that may sound, the real point of stressing the rally's apolitical goals was political.