Beck ending show on Fox
April 6th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
7 years ago

Beck ending show on Fox

(CNN) - Fox News Channel anchor Glenn Beck will end his daily show later this year to develop and produce a variety of television projects to air on the channel, according to a release Wednesday.

The new agreement between FNC and Mercury Radio Arts will ensure Beck appears on the television network and through other "digital properties."

"Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody's standards. I look forward to continuing to work with him," Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement.

"Glenn Beck" launched in 2009. The host previously hosted a show on CNN's sister network HLN.

Howard Kurtz, Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" said the split was a "divorce many months in the making."

"By the end, both sides wanted out," Kurtz said in an email. "Beck's show proved too radioactive for Fox, and the network became an uncomfortable home for Glenn Beck."

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soundoff (262 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    This smells like a punishment to me. Didn't he criticize Donald Trump just the other day?

    April 6, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  2. Ken

    It's OK. We don't need him. Tell him to take his time. Set down and take a load off. Tell him to set a spell. He doesn't need to sit very long. The Super Glue is fast acting. Once he sits, he is down.

    April 6, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  3. Mark

    It would seem that the criticisms of Beck, Limbaugh etc., and the American People's turn away from GOP's distasteful behanior and rhethoric is causing some distancing between these bombastic and divissive people and the Republican Party. It seeems the mainline GOPer's see it as a liability to have them out front.

    This doesn't mean they will go away but rather seek to obfuscate the connections and the nasty, selfish tones these ego-manics spew.

    April 6, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  4. douje

    downhill beck??

    April 6, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    I am forced to ask myself, "Why?"

    The answer is simple. Murdoch would not remove such a powerful propaganda machine from the air waves unless he could replace it with something even more powerful. The article suggests that Beck will be producing programming, and even appearing in other shows. Ciizen's United makes it legal for Fox News to produces political infomercials. That is my bet as to which direction Beck is headed.

    April 6, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  6. Republican Robber Baron

    Good it's about time, next they should pull the plug on the entire Fox "News" – where facts do matter – network. Don't let the door hit you in the behind on your way out Glenn. See what happens when you invent your facts and call Reform Jews "terrorists". Karma is catching up to the fruitloops.

    April 6, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |

    Yea, right! Glenn Beck is still recovering...

    April 6, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  8. Todd

    Great, more shows I wouldn't watch at gun point. Cry me a river Beck.

    April 6, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  9. Martha in CF

    Don't the networks get it? He should leave for good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a fanatic looney tune.

    April 6, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  10. LouAZ

    Good riddance !

    April 6, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  11. pistachio

    So basically his show tanked and they cut a deal with him so he'd get off the air. This guy is a royal PITA... I hope he continues to fall, fall, fall....

    April 6, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  12. Dave

    There will still be an entire lineup of right-wing liars to "entertain" their fan-base.

    April 6, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  13. muhamedikbar

    love the title...not misleading at all 😉 Beck isn't leaving fox, he's leaving his show to work behind the cameras and produce....cnn = wishful thinkg!

    April 6, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  14. notfooledbydistractions

    Glenn Beck is a self-promoting nutcase that isn't worth the electricity used to show his program. I won't miss him.

    April 6, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  15. Laurie

    Too bad he's not a journalist, of any variety. I guess Fox wants over-the-top actors on their TV news shows. This man is a clown!

    April 6, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  16. Pete

    He's a joke. Does ANYBODY take him seriously?

    April 6, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  17. MAngeline

    Have never listened to him; can't say I ever will. From what I have heard the man is a master self promoter but a real nutcase. He is probably a very smart individual. Too bad he let the inflammatory rhetoric become the mainstay of his program.

    April 6, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  18. Aaron

    Let me guess. Beck is going to produce Lie to Me. Perfect show for him.

    April 6, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  19. Jay Kay, Minneapolis

    He's actually starting a presidential exploratory committee.

    April 6, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  20. daystar

    my 11 dogs do not pay attention to you now nor will they in the future. i am with them !

    April 6, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  21. Michael Danahy

    Good riddance to bad rubbish! Now cancel all the rest of the Fox clowns!

    April 6, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  22. JOhn

    Good riddens to bad rubish!

    April 6, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  23. pierce

    He got a little too werid. Even for Fox's standards.

    This guy is a nut. The problem is, a lot of nuts out there believe him.
    I will miss laughing at him and at his blackboard. He was entertaining, goofy and stupid.

    April 6, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  24. Leslie

    One MAD MAN (liar, bigot, fear monger) down! Don't stop at him keep them going unless they are held accountable to the truth (NOT opinions)!

    April 6, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  25. Jack Tors

    I hate to see this guy go. He represents the ugliness of politics so well. I hope he finds employment somewhere so we can all point to him and tell our kids, "See this guy? He's who you don't want to be."

    April 6, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
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