“It was powerful”: Kathie Lee Gifford describes an unexpected dinner with Glenn Beck and friends

Over the weekend, Glenn had a fun dinner with some prominent NYC figures including Today Show‘s Kathie Lee Gifford, Tribeca Film Festival founder Craig Hatkoff, and famed fashion designer Norma Kamali. Gifford opened up about her dinner on The Today Show, praising the way that people of different ideological viewpoints could come together and discuss real solutions to the country’s problems.

“A rare thing for me to come back into the city on a Friday night and have dinner, but Craig Hatkoff, who is married to Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Film Festival and everything, invited me and maybe about 20 people to come to a dinner at The Lambs Club here in New York, which is a beautiful beautiful room, in honor of Glenn Beck, who is a controversial gentleman. But I have befriended him for the past few years and have great affection for him and apparently so does Craig,” she said.

At the dinner, several people shared ideas about what the problems were and how people could come together to work towards the solutions by engaging in an honest and open dialogue with people of different viewpoints.

“It was so fascinating to be in a room with so many people coming from a completely different ideological place, all coming together to say, ‘Wait a minute our country is in trouble. Where is our common ground? Because that is where our sacred ground is,’” she continued.

“Everybody contributed, everybody was respectful. It was powerful because of it. It was powerful! So I am grateful that he invited us to come,” Gifford said.

On his radio show Monday, Glenn explained he saw the meeting as a sign that people were starting to wake up, see the problems, and come together to work on solutions. Even better, he saw it as a way for the people who have recognized the growing issues in America, including Tea Party members and 9/12 Project members, to finally see some of their concerns being accepted by a larger, and at times unexpected, number of people.

“You have made such an impact by gathering together and being fans of this show and other shows and other things like this,” Glenn said. “You’re not dismissed anymore. We used to be a bunch of crazies. We’re not a bunch of crazies. We are a very powerful force and only getting stronger.”

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  • Anonymous

    Glenn I think the day is near that the left/media realizes that you have not gone away…lol…..remember when you said,” they would regret the day that they celebrated when you left Fox………” Keep on doing what you do…

  • Anonymous

    Glenn,

    Shame on you, the U.S. Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, all of the
    words found within must be followed, you do not just get to choose and pick.

    The “natural born Citizen” requirement for the Presidency is part of
    the Constitution and you ignore it, Shame on you.

    The definition of a “natural born Citizen” is what the Framers who
    inserted the term into the Constitution understood it to be. The definition is
    the same today as it was the day it was inserted. It has not changed. It can
    only be changed by constitutional amendment. And as such, Congress does not
    have the power to add to or take away from who a “natural born
    Citizen” is.

    A “natural born Citizen” is a person born with sole citizenship to the
    United States.

    Persons who acquire U.S. citizenship at birth via the 14th Amendment or the
    uniform Rule of Naturalization are not “natural born Citizens”.

    Congress does not have the Power to prevent a future “natural born
    Citizen” from being born a citizenship of the United States and it is
    illogical to think that there would ever be a Constitutional Amendment to
    prevent such a thing.

    However, Congress through the uniform Rule of Naturalization does have the
    Power to prevent any person born abroad from acquiring U.S. citizenship at
    birth and the Constitution can logically be amended to have the same effect on
    persons born in the U.S. who acquire U.S. citizenship at birth via the 14th
    Amendment.

  • name429name

    Why did you allow Political folk to hear the discussion? They are moles for Karl Rove.

  • Anonymous

    snore

  • Anonymous

    The only thing to say about that dinner having people with all kinds of different opinions talking to each other and listening respectfully to all the ideas like none of those ideas was any less important than any other idea was is
    YAAAAYY!!!!!

  • E Van

    What on earth are you talking about?

  • Anonymous

    Glenn ignores the fact that, Obama is usurping the Presidency because he is not a Constitutional “natural born Citizen.

    Glenn also ignores the fact that, Senator Ted Cruz is not a Constitutional “natural born Citizen” and therefore cannot be President.

  • Anonymous

    I want to thank you Glenn for all you have done for us to do our homework and not forget to learn each day that the truth counts…God Bless you and all your family and the family on the Blaze…keep us thinking and reading…

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  • B D

    You can tell that these showbiz people haven’t watched Glenn every day for the past few years. They are clueless about who he really is and how he really operates and it shows. Glenn has made a lot of false accusations that have harmed innocent people. He’s also accused our President of some horrible things that are completely false, like helping terrorist get away with killing Americans. Glenn needs to be held accountable for these things. I hope he reads this and takes a hard look at himself in the mirror.

  • B D

    Cavy, do you still believe Glenn’s conspiracy theory where he claimed President Obama was aiding and abetting a Saudi student who Glenn called a terrorist? This was after the Boston Marathon bombing last April. Remember all of those emotional rants Glenn made day after day?

  • B D

    IT’S A CONSPIRACY!!

  • name429name

    It was stupid to have folk in a meeting with obviously “other” goals. Conspiracy? U must be a Leftist trolling to post CONSPIRACY.

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    Political economy and economics attempt to explain how free people spontaneously gather, process, and apply vastly more knowledge than any particular person or group could ever hope to possess or control.

  • B D

    And you must be a a member of the FLDA cult who marry child brides and enslave women. Hey, as long as you want to throw all kinds of wild accusations around, I may as well join in the fun.

  • B D

    Glenn and his little buddy Cruz are perfectly suited for each other. They bot use conservative politics and religion as tools to make money and build a career. Problem is, they’re making good common sense conservatives look like crack pots and extremists.

  • Crassus

    Like Karl Rove and John McCain?

  • Dwayne Huskins

    To this day there is no evidence suggesting he was wrong , Ive read the paperwork , it was clear they labeled the Saudi a 2123B and without any evidence to support taking him off the list, let him go home.

  • B D

    Wrong Dwayne. There’s mountains of evidence. Most importantly all top level law enforcement in the US cleared him. I realize that doesn’t mean anything to you Beck fans as he’s got you believing all kinds of paranoid, fantastical conspiracies about our own nation, but it’s a fact. The 2123B Saudi was someone else, not the student Glenn fingered, and secondly, the student Glenn falsely accused never even left the country. He did have to go into hiding after receiving death threats, thanks to Mr. Beck’s false accusations though. Your erroneous beliefs are just another example of why Glenn Beck needs to set the record straight. Glenn knows it too, but he won’t man up and do the right thing, probably because he knows it’ll affect his public image negatively, making him look even more like a class A buffoon.

  • Cathy

    “remould it nearer to the hearts desire”