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Posted: 1/17/2006 1:08:44 PM EDT
CNN Headline News signs talker Beck

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck is taking his message to TV with a new hour-long show on CNN's Headline News cable channel.

CNN recruited Beck for its new primetime lineup in an effort to build on the popularity of its "Nancy Grace" show, Daily Variety reports.

Headline News President Ken Jautz told Variety he views Beck as "the next piece of the puzzle."

"Glenn's style is self-deprecating, cordial; he says he'd like to be able to disagree with guests and part as friends," Jautz said. "It's conversational, not confrontational."

Beck has moved his studio from Philadelphia to New York to be closer to the Headline News studios, Variety said.

His show is scheduled to debut on the cable news channel in April.

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:10:25 PM EDT
Will he be the token conservative, or is CNN trying to move away from the far left?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:10:34 PM EDT
maybe CNN is seeing the light of getting rid of the ultra libs?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:12:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:13:11 PM EDT
wOOt I love his radio show!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:13:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
Glenn Beck is my favorite talk show host. Funny as hell, and not always stuck on the same boring topics as everyone else. "Moron Trivia" is awesome.



+1 for More on Trivia
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:18:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FooBarBaz:
Will he be the token conservative, or is CNN trying to move away from the far left?



I like the Glenn Beck show,but my money is on CNN still hating America more than Bin Ladan
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:20:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 1:23:11 PM EDT by ArmedAggie]
Does anyone actually watch Nancy Grace? SHe gives me the creeps. Always looks like she just got a nose full of shit stink.

ETA: She tries for the southern accent a little too hard, too. It's silly.



Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:21:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 1:55:35 PM EDT by Red_Beard]
Glen Beck is annoying.

Nice to see CNN picking up someone who's not a complete lib commie though.


EDIT: Ah Hell ... I was going to use my 20,000th post to post a +1 in some thread where someone was celebrating reaching 100 posts or similar.

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:22:22 PM EDT
If you feel like getting dirty, take a look at DU....they're in meltdown mode more so than usual. That alone makes me a very happy man.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:44:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By xinflt:

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
Glenn Beck is my favorite talk show host. Funny as hell, and not always stuck on the same boring topics as everyone else. "Moron Trivia" is awesome.



+1 for More on Trivia



+2
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:55:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cahill:

Originally Posted By xinflt:

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
Glenn Beck is my favorite talk show host. Funny as hell, and not always stuck on the same boring topics as everyone else. "Moron Trivia" is awesome.



+1 for More on Trivia



+2


I listen to him everyday here on the Big Frog 109.9!
Eddie Velveta in '08! w00t!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:27:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmedAggie:
Does anyone actually watch Nancy Grace? SHe gives me the creeps. Always looks like she just got a nose full of shit stink.

ETA: She tries for the southern accent a little too hard, too. It's silly.

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The accent is very affected and comes across as fake. Plus she has stupid sayings like "locked 'n loaded" and she has no clue what that means.

I hate how she goes out of her way to empathize with her interviewees. That's also really fake.

Her appearance does nothing for me either and her stories are banal.

If she was the last woman alive and we were on a remote desert island together, I'd harvest her for food.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:34:26 PM EDT
Awwwww yeaaaaa! Glenn Beck Rocks!

Damn! Now I will have to start watching CNN again.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:40:49 PM EDT
God Bless Glenn Beck!!!

OOOOOHHHHHHHHH YYYYEEEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!!

More on Trivia as a TV game show!!! Think About it!!!!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:23:03 PM EDT
Glenn Beck is hitting CNN, it really was a Happy RamaHanuKwanzMas.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:44:38 PM EDT
who the fuck are they fooling? like any actual conservative is going to start watching them because of Glenn Beck? PLEASE! I wouldn't piss on ted turners creation if it was on fire.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:48:00 PM EDT
Money talks, and CNN is suckin' wind right now plain and simple.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:51:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By darth_pavoris:
who the fuck are they fooling? like any actual conservative is going to start watching them because of Glenn Beck? PLEASE! I wouldn't piss on ted turners creation if it was on fire.



Love Glen Beck.. But agree, would never watch CNN, actually disappointed that Glen took the gig.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:03:58 PM EDT
That's funny. I have a year long Insiders subscription, though, unfortunately, I haven't listened in a few months. I'm really supprised he'd go on CNN... especially in a TV format, arguing with people?

"Get off my pho--- err... set!"
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:32:28 PM EDT
The day after the 2004 election, Beck had his Gloatfest 2004. I damn near peed my pants listening to him on my way to work. DAMN that was funny!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:41:43 PM EDT
I went to go see his Christmas show in San Antonio this christmas...loved him!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:56:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:
wOOt I love his radio show!


Same here. He's a refreshing break on the conservative talk show scene.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 7:00:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FooBarBaz:
Will he be the token conservative, or is CNN trying to move away from the far left?



I think both. I don't see them turning to the right that quickly....but they obviously understand they've been too far left for the Reds.

FOX has eaten their lunch and they're dipping their toes in the water, and it'll be awhile-if ever-before they'll go all-conservative. They would have to dump a whole bunch of their staffers to do that....

HH
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:08:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 11:59:42 PM EDT
CNN or Fox News should get Phil Hendrie.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 12:01:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:08:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
Glenn Beck is my favorite talk show host. Funny as hell, and not always stuck on the same boring topics as everyone else. "Moron Trivia" is awesome.




He is the best on radio!
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:14:28 AM EDT
I don't know how he will play on TV. It would almost have to be a comedy talk show, where they take regular breaks for scripted comedy routines.

Some of the "Tonight, on Frontline..." commercials they had were awesome! It even sounded like the guy that does the actual commercials.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:17:58 AM EDT
I hope he doesn't whine as much as he does on the radio.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:19:01 AM EDT
Why would you be disappointed that he's working for CNN? It isn't going to change his politics... for them to move more right, towards the center, they HAVE to hire people like him.

That's like saying that you're disappointed if a conservative Republican wins a California Senate seat, because they could have better served if they would have moved and ran for a Texas Senate seat.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:11:23 AM EDT
"hold on, let me get my ducktape"




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