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Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck through the years

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    Glenn Beck has had quite the career. Let's take a look back, starting from the very beginning...
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    Cute kid! Appropriate that he'd a eating cake. Who knew he'd end up where he did?

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    A young Glenn thought he might pursue magic, but that didn't work out so well.

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    Here's one of Glenn's prom photos. Don't we all have embarassing photos like this?

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    One of Glenn's first big jobs was in DC, not as a politician, but as a morning show host.

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    Glenn at work in one of his old jobs in the '80s. Nice hair!

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    If you're a wacky morning DJ, you have to work with a bunch of monkeys (figuratively and sometimes literally).

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    It's the Morning Zoo on Y95!

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    Eventually, after bottoming out with drugs, alcohol, a divorce and loss of job, Glenn got focused on life and restarted his career as a political talk show host.

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    Glenn says that visiting the site of the World Trade Center 9/11 attacks changed the focus of his show to more serious matters.

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    Glenn met with and interviewed former president George H. W. Bush for a show on the first anniversary of 9/11.

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    Here's Glenn in his Philadelphia studio, shortly after his show was syndicated nationally. Stu is watching TV in the foreground.

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    Another look at Glenn's Philly studio.

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    Glenn vacations and does some shows from Israel, here with his wife Tania on the left.

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    I bet Al Franken now regrets taking this photo!

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    Glenn with his hero: his dad.

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    While they might sometimes have differences of opinion, Glenn admires Rush Limbaugh.

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    Glenn hosted his first "stage shows," the Rallies for America, in a show of support after 9/11 and at the start of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

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    Let's meet some of Glenn's team. First is executive producer Stu, who's actually named Steve.

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    Next is a fairly recent addition to the show and Glenn's best friend Pat.

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    On the left is "Lone Survivor" author Marcus Luttrell with chief researcher Joe.

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    Glenn has some famous friends like country music star Trace Adkins...

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    ...classic rocker Ted Nugent (here at a San Antonio tea party)...

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    ...and Jay Leno, who took Glenn and his family on a tour of the massive Leno garage.

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    Glenn's career really skyrocketed when he became a TV host on CNN Headline News. Working with some of the CNN people was a little awkward.

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    The newfound fame caught the attention of rivals like MSNBC's Keith Olbermann.

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    Here's Glenn with his wife, fellow CNN employee Larry King and one of his 38 ex-wives.

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    But then Fox News came calling, and Glenn couldn't pass up the opportunity.

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    His show quickly gained massive ratings in the 5 pm slot.

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    Glenn became friends with Bill O'Reilly, eventually going on tour with him.

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    Ah, the blackboard: Glenn's TV show co-host.

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    Many people make fun of Glenn's blackboard, like Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show"...

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    ...and even Cartman from "South Park!"

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    Thousands have attended Glenn's many stage shows featuring serious topics and comedy.

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    Glenn's propensity to cry has also gained him much attention and derision.

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    Photo credit: GQ Magazine
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    Here the photographer from the previous photo applies some tear-inducing makeup.

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    The same photo shoot yielded this cover of Time Magazine.

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    Photo credit: Time Magazine
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    Glenn's had a couple medical problems since he rose to fame. He once fell down stairs in his home, injuring an arm...

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    ...and he also had a scary experience with, as he put it, "butt problems." He posted a weird video detailing his experience while he recovered.

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    Glenn landed in some hot water after calling President Obama a racist.

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    His power as a broadcaster was revealed when he exposed White House advisor Van Jones' past and led to his eventual resignation.

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    Glenn even got into a small conflict with Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg and "The View" ladies.

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    But through it all, Glenn has garnered an ever-growing audience, evidenced by the 8/28 Restoring Honor event in DC, which attracted 500,000 attendees.

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