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. Kitty

    It's about time! Hopefully he won't run for public office.

    April 6, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  2. MHM

    I hope he leaves and never comes back. Beck is a racist anti-semitic low life. I've never followed him and never will – or for that matter Fox. Good riddance.

    April 6, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  3. Donna

    Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody's standards.

    Hitler was a powerful communicator too. The terms creative and factual don't have a nodding acquaintance in the world of Glenn Beck. Yes, he's successful when measured by hordes of fawning know-nothing fans and millions of greenbacks. Dumbed down America worships false idols.

    April 6, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  4. LJ

    fox "news" has a whole lot of nutjobs to keep entertained.

    April 6, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  5. Matthew Posten

    I heard that Beck plans to challange ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER to a no dq cage match to begin his new career as in professional wrestling. I personally believe that the BUTCHER will make short work of him.

    April 6, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  6. Vic

    Its just another tv show. They come and go.

    April 6, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  7. The Real Tom Paine

    Will these specials be Beck's torpedos of truth? It would appear that even FOX has its limits with lying, paranoid rants, sermons about " new caliphates", etc. Maybe FOX will have Charlie Sheen doing a talk show, with a puddle of brown liquid posing as his announcer.

    Next to go, Hannity.

    April 6, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  8. c

    Good! I may start watching FOX now – oh, I forgot – there's still O'reilly, Hannitty, Huckabee, Trump, et al – never mind...

    April 6, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  9. Todd

    Good riddance. What a piece of work.

    April 6, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  10. Joe The Plumber

    Too radioactive for Faux, that is hard to believe. Also, Beck is not a powerful communicator – he just speaks the language of like minded morons.

    April 6, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  11. jk

    Why wait so long??? Sadly, he won't be completely off the air.

    April 6, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  12. Geoman66

    This pudgy faced nutbag won't be missed.

    April 6, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  13. Tom

    Thank GOD!

    April 6, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  14. LG

    Oh God... Here it comes... He intends to make a run for the White House.... Someone, get the popcorn.... Quickly.

    April 6, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  15. Keksi

    Radioactive for Fox?

    April 6, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  16. JB

    There's his next tagline: "Even too crazy for FOX!"

    April 6, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  17. michael

    Bout time they get rid of that kook, he has spread enough hate, fear and mistruth!

    April 6, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  18. Patdog

    Glenn Beck makes conservatives look like loons. Good riddance.

    April 6, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  19. 60minuteman

    Getting this guy off of daily tv is a good start. I'm afraid for msnbc though. What are they gonna cover without this guy's daily paranoia?

    April 6, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  20. Don

    Because of people like Beck I can not consider Fox News a serious news source.

    April 6, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  21. jeff

    a little contaversy never hurt no one

    April 6, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  22. John

    Can I get a "Hallelujah!"

    April 6, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  23. Linton

    "Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur..."

    You forgot: CLOWN, HYPOCRITE and SCHMUCK.

    April 6, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  24. Barking Alien

    I think his new show will be entitled "Delusions and paranoia as only Glenn Beck can create"

    April 6, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  25. AG

    Now if he will only leave planet Earth that will be news worthy.

    April 6, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
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