Glenn Beck: 8/28 Photo Book

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GLENN: I want to talk to George, would you say you are my most liberal friend? I mean, you don’t know all my friends but you are so liberal.

LANGE: Ah.

GLENN: George Lange is one of the most decent men I know. He is I mean, he is a guy who came over to my house one time because he was going to take some pictures of me underwater in a suit and he came and he said, you’ll be proud of me. I got a red, white and blue swimsuit. And I looked at it and I said, that’s the Cuban flag, you communist! And it really was. And he was like, oh, wow, it is. I thought it was American. Anyway, and George, when I first met him, he refused to take pictures of George W. Bush because he told me and he didn’t know who I was at the time. He said, I couldn’t do him justice because I don’t like him. And he said, you don’t, you don’t take a job unless you can do the right thing and take an honorable picture of somebody and something that would reflect them, and I was afraid that my view would be what was reflected in those pictures. And I looked at him and he didn’t know that I was conservative at the time and I shook do you remember this, George?

LANGE: Sure.

GLENN: And I shook his hand and I said, you are an honorable man. And we have been friends ever since, and he’s the only guy that does photos of me if I can, if I can ever help it. Because he’s a decent human being and a world class photographer. He is the Annie Leibovitz of our day who’s not going to go broke.

LANGE: Hopefully.

GLENN: Anyway, so George, I hired George to go down to 8/28 and take pictures really of my family because I really wanted things documented for my family and I was going to do a family album. And then the more we talked about it, he was like, well, you know, we should have a couple more photographers and take pictures of the crowd and take pictures of the event and everything else. And so we did and now I think, George, you have 8,000 photos?

LANGE: Right, right.

GLENN: So we have 8,000 photos of 8/28, and we started looking through them and decided that this has to be a picture book because it’s remarkable the photos that George has taken of the crowds and the lines and the people and the children. And the event and the behind the scenes stuff, George, is just incredible. Just incredible.

So can you tell me a little bit about what you’re looking for because we want to add some things to this book.

LANGE: Basically the story that I was photographing was on your side of the barricades. It was your experience, what it was like looking out. And one of the most memorable moments of the event is when we all came from behind the curtain and looked out at the crowd and realized what was going on and that feeling, I mean, all of us burst into tears, you know, each person from that was working with you when they looked out, the power of what was going on out in the audience, I really want to be a big part of the book and the most important part of the book. And we’re really trying to get the experience that people had when they were planning for the event, when they were packing it home, packing up their cars, getting to the buses, the experience on the bus, getting to the capital. And then all the things that happened at the capital, there have been all these stories about random acts of kindness, people reaching out to other people that didn’t have hotel rooms, people that needed their place saved in line, people having tickets to things and sharing tickets, all of those experiences we want to capture in pictures and we’re hoping to have them sent in, along with people’s stories.

GLENN: Right. We don’t have and, you know, George and I laughed about it yesterday. I guess we should have thought this one through. We don’t have pictures of people in the middle of the night, you know, sleeping out or in the middle of the night in their hotel room, you know, sharing, you know, the floor of a hotel room because it was the only one they could find. We don’t have people, pictures of their families on buses, et cetera, et cetera. So where do people send these, George?

LANGE: I don’t have the address.

GLENN: You don’t have the address? Oh, here it is. Upload your photos at GlennBeck.com/828photos. GlennBeck.com/828photos. And we’re looking again, pictures after the event, pictures from the days leading up to the event.

LANGE: Pictures of families.

GLENN: Pictures of families, pictures of the garbage carefully placed around the garbage cans, packing your cars, if you have it. Pictures of people on the trains and the planes and the automobiles. People walking in these giant crowds blocks and blocks away from the event. Any kind of pictures that you have like that.

LANGE: The subway.

GLENN: You know, the subway lines we were told were two football fields we were told this by the transit authority two football fields long. Does anybody have a picture of that?

LANGE: Right.

GLENN: Please send them to us. Now

LANGE: We have most of what was going on the stage covered pretty well, although we’re interested in seeing if there’s some interesting pictures of that. What we’re looking for is how people were interacting, the people they were next to, the people they were meeting and, you know, the

GLENN: Experience of getting there.

LANGE: Things they were taking away.

GLENN: Yeah. Also we want to hear about your shared experiences. If you ever stories send those to serve@GlennBeck.com. That’s serve@GlennBeck.com. The uploaded photos at GlennBeck.com/828photos. And if you want to order this book, it is going to be a really beautiful coffee table book of the photos and the memories. I’m also going to have journal entries in there. It will outline the, you know, the 40 Days and 40 Nights plan in there. It will have behind the scenes are we going to put things in, George, some of those photos of my family and me and the children and everything else?

LANGE: Those are just so amazing.

GLENN: We’ve never I don’t publish photos of my children, but George actually snapped some of the most amazing real intimate scenes with me and my family and my children leading up to it and he happened to capture them in a way where you can’t see their faces which, you know, for obviously security reasons. But I want to include them because this is really about family. I’m going to show you some pictures tonight on television because I’m outlining another part of this plan unrelated to the book and I’m going to show you some pictures tonight of families that went to 8/28 that are stunning, just says everything that you need to know about what this is really all about. So if you want to preorder the book, you can do that now at GlennBeck.com. Is it going to be on Amazon? No? Don’t know? Okay. So is it Glenn Beck

LANGE: Glenn, one technical thing. If you’re uploading pictures, upload the highest res that you have. And also understand that if you are uploading them that we have the rights to use them in the book.

GLENN: Jeez. What a Nazi this guy is. All right. George Lange, thank you very much, sir.

LANGE: Thanks, Glenn.

GLENN: God bless you, bye bye.

LANGE: Take care.