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. Chartreux

    Will miracles never cease? Beck's become too controversial for Fox?!?? Astonishing.

    April 6, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  2. Auser

    Glen Beck is to broadcasting what dead air is to broadcasters.

    April 6, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. Jake

    I'm actually kind of sad about this. I'm a liberal, but I found him quite entertaining. It was some what comforting to know the nutjob would be on at the end of the day spouting his crap. As long as his radio show continues I'll be ok. The thirty minutes I catch everyday driving to college are insane but hilarious.That's the thing about Beck, he's conservative but he doesn't talk down to you like other arrogant hosts *Cough* Rush *cough*

    April 6, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  4. ablaze

    OK, so maybe there IS a god......

    April 6, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. Rob

    Good! This was the soul reason I stopped watching Fox News. Occasionally he makes a good point but usually is just rambling from a nut.

    April 6, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  6. dumbasrocks [R]s

    This semi-moron didn't end the show. The more than 400 advertisers that took their adds away ended the show. Even the uber-partisan creatures who run FuxNews couldn't ignore that. This story headline is pathetic.....And the Teatards continue their fairytale that CNN supposedly has a "liberal" bias??

    The really sad part is more than 1 million mentally incompetent, genetically challanged beings continued to worship his show every day at the end. And we seriously think the real threat to America is from the 'outside'? Take a look at the House of Reps. and consider just who voted those dangerously stupid [R]s into office. This is today's so-called 'conservatism'. Pathetic.

    April 6, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  7. Guest

    Its because he spreads lies throughout his show, and Fox is tired of covering for him.

    April 6, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. JB

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    April 6, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. KJ from TX

    Yeah...a successful propagandist. The uneducated 'armchair president' is an embodiment of the grave price we all pay for the sacred right to free speech. I wish this idiot would stop brainwashing my grandparents!

    April 6, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  10. Jenn

    It would be better if he left television for good.

    April 6, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  11. Beverly - NYC

    Best News EVER!!!!!

    April 6, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  12. bcrunner

    Surprise! Surprise! The advertisers wanted nothing to do with his show and have been bailing out for months...

    April 6, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  13. Marry

    …proved too radioactive for Fox… What do they think he was to us???? Go in peace, but go!

    April 6, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  14. SpecialPlaces

    It's about time!!

    April 6, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  15. Alex

    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, now if we can just get him off the air forever....

    April 6, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  16. nonofyobizness

    I predict he will become a Television evangelist Like Jim Baker or Jack Van Impe.

    April 6, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  17. vwman

    I just wish he would go and hide and be quiet.

    April 6, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  18. KC

    Good riddance. Go away loon.

    April 6, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  19. nonpartisan in Georgia

    Mr. Beck has done more to split this country than perhaps any television personality in history. He has enormous talent for fear-mongering, information distortion, manipulating and feeding the paranoia, ignorance, and intolerance within a relatively small segment of American society. Mr. Beck, along with other media shills like Rush Limbaugh and Lou Dobbs, is only too eager to feed the fear, anger and mistrust on both sides of the political spectrum. His shows have caused damage to society, and no respectable and responsible media organization should allow Mr. Beck to continue with this.

    April 6, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  20. Don

    Oh boy – more extreme conservative Bull Stink from Beck. Before long he and The Donald and Rushy will be talking heads for Extreme Cage Fighting. These guys are all obnoxious and irrelevant – but that's the way it is with Murdock's play toys.

    April 6, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  21. JoeW

    And this will surely be a sad, sad, sad – sad, sad, sad day for America! Oh, maybe not really!

    April 6, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  22. Julia- Idaho Native American

    OMG, the racist Joseph Gobbels wanna be is finallly gone. Thank God.
    Jeeze I got so excited I could hardly spell.

    April 6, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  23. Christopher

    Glenn Beck makes some excellent points and brings to light things that can't be disproved which raises eyebrows. That being said, he is a little too goofy for me to continuously watch but the fact that he makes the left wing liberal enemies seethe with rage to the point of mouth foaming definitely makes me smirk with satisfaction.

    April 6, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  24. hehe

    I was really excited when I read the headline, but disappointed when I read that this propagandist will still be on the air. Beck is the Goebbels of our generation.

    April 6, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  25. Rickster

    This will give Beck time to root out and expose more of Obama's radical loon socialist friends such as Van Jones.

    April 6, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
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