Veteran news producer joins GBTV to develop a new show

Veteran Headline News Producer to Develop a New Show with Joel Cheatwood, GBTV’s President of Programming

New Show to Join Growing Line-Up of GBTV Produced Original Programming Including Liberty Tree House, B.S. of A and Mercury Theater

(New York, NY, November 7th 2011) GBTV, Glenn Beck’s live-streaming video network, announced today that it has hired Virginia Leahy to be a Senior Producer. Leahy, who helped develop and launch three primetime shows on HLN including “Glenn Beck,” will work with Joel Cheatwood, GBTV’s President of Programming on developing a new show for the network. The show’s genre and format will be announced at a later time.

Leahy has worked in television for over 9 years. She previously worked at HLN where she helped launch and produce “The Joy Behar Show,” “Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell,” and “Glenn Beck.” Prior to HLN, Leahy worked at MSNBC as a field and segment producer, Oxygen as a show producer and ABC News.

Cheatwood said: “GBTV is committed to hiring top-level producing talent and Virginia is just that and more. I look forward to being re-united with her after our time together at HLN and am excited to start working with her to add to our growing line-up.”

Leahy said: “I'm excited to be part of GBTV and the new ground its breaking toward the future of television. I have always admired the ability Joel and Glenn have to be innovators since our time together at HLN and look forward to hit the ground running on the new show.”

Since its launch, GBTV has already added a wide range of original programming including Liberty Tree House, Mercury Theater and the comedy news show The B.S. of A. GBTV features Glenn’s two-hour show, which is broadcast live weekdays from 5 to 7PM ET from a newly-built set designed by Glenn and his team at the iconic NEP Studios in Midtown Manhattan. The show, which will be moving to Dallas next year, features Glenn’s unique fusion of entertainment and enlightenment and includes contributors like Amy Holmes, Will Cain, S.E. Cupp and Raj Nair.

GBTV is available on computers, Roku, iPads, iPhones and Boxee.

About Mercury Radio Arts

Mercury Radio Arts is Glenn Beck’s fully integrated multi-media production company. Mercury produces all Glenn Beck related properties including The Glenn Beck Program, America’s third highest-rated radio show, Beck’s New York Times bestselling books, and his live stage-show business.

Mercury’s digital platforms now include GlennBeck.com, the fan portal; GBTV, the live streaming video network;Markdown.com, the e-commerce site for connecting consumers with valuable discounts; and TheBlaze.com, the News & Information network.

Founded in 2002, Mercury has a full time staff of over 90 employees and is based in New York, NY.

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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