Worst of 2013

With Glenn on vacation for the holidays, we’re counting down the top Glenn moments of 2013. What were this year’s highlights? Stay tuned to the Glenn Beck Newsletter to find out!

Celebs making headlines for the right reasons We’re kicking things off with one of the biggest stories on TheBlaze.com this year – a story that ended up being quite surprising to Glenn and most viewers – Ashton Kutcher’s acceptance speech at the Teen Choice Awards. Wait… why is THAT the biggest story of the year? In front of a crowd of adoring teens, Kutcher gave a stirring speech about the value of hard work, kindness, and generosity. The message went far beyond the ‘teeny bopper’ crowd in attendance and ended up setting the internet on fire. Check out Kutcher’s speech and Glenn’s reaction HERE.

Kutcher wasn’t the only celeb to make a splash talking about these values – Mike Rowe, host of The Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, did too when he joined Glenn to talk about the widening skills gap in the United States, the worsening student loan crisis, and the ever-changing perception of a what constitutes a ‘good job.’ Mike is looking to challenge the stigmas and stereotypes surrounding ‘alternative education’ and, in a gripping hour of television, talked to Glenn about how he is working to do just that.

Of course, not all of Mike Rowe’s fans liked that fact he was teaming up with Glenn to share his message, and he received hate mail from many intolerant liberals. Usually when the Saul Alinsky mob goes after someone, they cower in fear. But Rowe responded to the attacks with an epic takedown.

BONUS TOP CELEB MOMENT: What did John Wayne say about liberalism in 1975 that has even greater significance today? WATCH

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Worst of 2013: President Obama had a bad year… but America had an even worse one

With Glenn on vacation for the holidays, TheBlaze’s national security editor Buck Sexton filled in as host of the Glenn Beck Radio Program this morning. We have recently heard politicians and pundits from both sides of the aisle refer to 2013 as the worst year of the Obama presidency, but Buck argued there is more to the story than the President’s approval rating. While 2013 was a bad year for President Obama, it was a worse year for the United States of America. WATCH Which former Obama Administration official called 2013 the ‘worst year of [Obama's] presidency’? WATCH

Enjoy Andrew Wilkow’s thought-provoking and unvarnished opinion weeknights on Wilkow!

Andrew Wilkow’s bold delivery and unwavering commitment to preserving patriotic values makes his nightly program, Wilkow!, a must see. A talk show host unlike any other, Andrew offers a unique perspective on the news-of-the-day and tackles some of the toughest issues facing America. From candid interviews to passionate monologues, there is never a dull moment on Wilkow! Catch up on highlights from the show below or watch full episodes HERE.

  • Embracing Made in America: A new campaign led by actor John Ratzenberger highlights the benefits of American manufacturing. WATCH
  • Giving veterans an hand up, not a handout: High unemployment is a problem plaguing our veterans. Sharp Decisions CEO Karen Ross is helping our brave men and women get back to work. WATCH
  • Inventing Freedom: Daniel Hannan, a Member of the European Parliament, joins Andrew to discuss his book Inventing Freedom. WATCH

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‘If we want government to do less, we need to do more’: Glenn explains the importance of Mercury One

In 2013, Mercury One was able to be among the first on the ground when natural disasters like the Oklahoma tornadoes, Colorado floods, and Midwest snowstorms struck because of your generous contributions. Glenn explains what Mercury One has in store for 2014 HERE.

15-year-old teen held in Boston Children’s Hospital against parents’ will to remain in state custody MORE

Looking for great holiday programming? TheBlaze has got you covered

Did you miss The Performance? You can still watch parts I and II on demand HERE. Plus, don’t miss the Millennial Choir’s once-in-a-lifetime final performance in The Performance: Finale, premiering Tuesday, December 24 at 8pm ET. Then, continue to fill your home with sounds of Christmas cheer with Believe Again: The Music, featuring the music videos of both traditional and original Christmas songs from the Believe Again artists. Tune in Tuesday, December 24 at 10pm ET only on TheBlaze. Purchase the Believe Again album HERE.

You have to learn about the miracle AND the massacres

On Friday’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn was joined by TheBlaze’s Andrew Wilkow for an hour devoted to Glenn’s new book Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America. While you may have heard Glenn talk about the 12 remarkable stories that comprise the book, you may not know how the idea for the book came about. WATCH

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Tonight’s primetime lineup on TheBlaze TV:

  • 5pm ETThe Glenn Beck Program: Dana Loesch fills in for Glenn and offers her unique perspective on the news-of-the-day.
  • 6pm ETReal News: Don’t miss this Real News Special Report: A Lesson in Choice.
  • 7pm ETWilkow!: CJ Ramone and Michael Graves join Andrew to sound off on conservatism, family, and their rock music careers.
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