Beck ending show on Fox
April 6th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
4 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. Common Sense

    Who cares? He motivates evil and hate, therefore he and Fox News will eventually self destruct!!! God does not like ugly...and there's a lot of ugly on Fox News!

    April 6, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  2. Annie, Atlanta

    This is good news for our struggling democracy. This man was inciting violence against people who don't think like him. This is good news! Now it would be nice to see him lose all his platforms for incitement. The one thing I wonder, though, is he really crazy, or is he crazy like a fox.

    April 6, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  3. Abstract

    I remember Glen Beck back when he had a radio station (around the time Bush Jr. got re-elected). At that time he was telling people to save rice and guns in their basement. He is a prime example of in the absence of "real" leaders...people will follow anything and anyone. Wake up America! This guy is a dope!

    April 6, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  4. TV

    Good luck to you, sir. Philadelphia will not be missing you.

    April 6, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  5. Barry from Wisconsin

    Big loss….. about time the right-wing screwball left the airways.

    April 6, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. BECK is an IDIOT

    After ONLY 2YRS!...the American people have finally caught up with this showboating fraudster called Glenn Beck; that his constant spewing of bigotry and hate can't bring in the RATING$$ at FAUX NEWS!!!!

    Time for this bigot Glenn Beck along with his Tea Party right-wingNUTs freakshow to fade into obscurity & absolute oblivion...and let the adults in the room have a matured intelligent conversation on how to move America forward!

    BeckIDIOT, dont forget to take airhead Palin with you...GOOD RIDDANCE TO A BAD RUBBISH!

    April 6, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  7. marty in MA

    Glenn who? Watched him once and that was enough.

    April 6, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  8. John N Florida

    Bye and I hope the truth fairy gives you a good blast on the way out the door.

    April 6, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  9. calvin

    It never ends- Glen Beck & Fox is a Wreck waiting to Happen!! Fox was really good when they first started out. Now just a station which produces Hate Mongers!!! Well prove is in Glen Beck!

    April 6, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  10. Don

    Don't let the door hit your butt on the way out.

    April 6, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  11. Harry from VT

    Oh my Allah, I am going to have pray that this is not so...How will the chalk & blackboard industry survive? What will people do now after they take their meds? Life is a puzzlement!!!!

    April 6, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  12. Brian

    This better not be a late April fools joke. Where will we go now for bigoted half truths couched in fake emotion?

    April 6, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  13. Josh in Sacramento

    "Too radioactive for Fox"

    That statement fills me with lolz.

    April 6, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  14. janetlaw

    Too radioactive for Fox? Compared to what? Fox has limits on lying and falsehoods? Who'd a thunk!

    April 6, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  15. Art

    Just getting that human algae off the air – even Fox air – is great for our country.

    April 6, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  16. dave meccariello

    see... i told you that there was god... good riddance

    April 6, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  17. KABA1

    Here is a drop out who by some miracle suddenly thinks he is smarter than everybody else on the planet. Only in America !!! And he preaches, and he teaches. There is nothing on the horizon that he doesn't know. Not knowing your Ignorance is a danger for yourself mr beck and for the bunch that follows you religiously. You like evoking NAZI in your speaches, what you do not realize i that you sound like one.

    April 6, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  18. Horky

    Beck and Olbermann could co-host a show together that ends each week with a steel cage match between the two.

    April 6, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  19. Larry

    Crap, I was hoping he would retire to raise more vegetables like himself. You go Glenn! Go! go! farther, No farther....farther........

    April 6, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  20. we all want out

    Can we also get him off the planet? It just isn't working out Glenn.

    April 6, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  21. RL

    This man is what is wrong with America. You can become rich and famous from spouting hate filled nonsense, I love it.

    April 6, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  22. Polly

    This is the BEST news I've heard all week! (although I am a little afraid of any shows,he may produce down the road.)

    April 6, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  23. Tom

    He's annoying, and I'd rather watch him appear on "are you smarter than a fifth grader." It would be more entertaining and definitely prove he's an idiot. Of course, he'd probably turn that failure into a large conspiracy on the left to teach our children how to add so the liberals will have more votes ...

    April 6, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    Whatever. This isn't news. It's more like finding out that your herpes is back, but in a different spot than last time. Do you run around telling everyone that?

    Do us a favor and ignore him until you can report that he's dropped off the face of the earth. The guy is a lying demagogue scumbag.

    April 6, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  25. C Clark

    Between his radio show, tv show, books, appearances, etc. Glenn needs more family time and is exhausted. The left will claim victory but Glenn's ratings at 5pm are so high they compete and often beat primetime shows. His show has more viewers than the #2, 3 and 4th rated shows in his time slot combined. Glenn came to Fox, dominated and is leaving on top.

    April 6, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
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