Glenn: Whitney Houston story is 'one of the most tragic' ever

News broke over the weekend that Whitney Houston, a beloved and popular whose drug use and personal life dominated her talent the past few years, passed away in her hotel room in Los Angelas on the eve of The Grammy's. Many of weighed in with their thoughts on the news, including Glenn Beck on radio this morning.

"I think the Whitney Houston story is one of the most tragic stories I have ever heard," Glenn said.

He started the radio show off by playing her version of the National Anthem, which he thought was one of the best versions ever performed.

That version is below:

"I have chills from listening to that. When was the last time that you heard anybody even try to do it like that?" Glenn said.

"Whitney Houston is one of the most tragic American stories I think I've ever heard. As a father, as a human, this story kills me. By all accounts she was raised by great parents. She was raised right, she was raised in a home that took her to church, taught her about the Lord, did everything. She was raised in a family that has all kinds of support in it. She was given incredible talent, acting talent, singing talent, intelligence, beauty. I mean, very few people are given what she was given. Then she finds herself on a national stage. She influences music like nobody else. Nobody else," he said.

"She had such class. And then she meets Bobby Brown, who is this loser really."

Glenn said it was clear that Bobby Brown introduced her to drugs and sent her personal - and eventually her professional - life into turmoil.

"She just falls off the face of the Earth. When she reappears, she's so clearly clouded with drugs. He has some sort of power over her, whether it's drugs or abuse or both," Glenn said.

"The power that one individual has, the power of your spouse being the wrong one, the power of drugs, alcohol, the power of abuse. I mean, it's really one of the most tragic stories I've ever heard. What a waste. What a wasted life."

Glenns said he did not watch The Grammy's last night but that he would not want to hear many of them suddenly praying for the late Houston.

"I'm sorry but I have no place for all these rappers and all of these people that are dumping poison into our system, all of a sudden they find Jesus? Really?"

"I hope she finds (peace) now and finds the essence of who she always has been, a blessed daughter of God who lost her way in a tragic, tragic way," Glenn said.

The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

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With as much gas and oil as Texas has — and not to mention its own power grid — why in the world is Texas experiencing such bad power outages?

Center for Industrial Progress president and founder Alex Epstein joined "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" to lay out what he's found.

Alex said he believes the "fundamental" problem is "the insistence on using unreliable wind and solar energy instead of reliable energy from coal, nuclear, and natural gas." And soon, it may not be just Texas, as President Joe Biden pushes for 100% dependency on green energy nationwide. THAT is the "real lesson of Texas," he warned.

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Disney actress Gina Carano was just the latest to be canceled for being vocally conservative — this time for making a Holocaust comparison. But on this week's episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," renowned Jewish historian Edwin Black explains how Gina's comparison wasn't exactly out of line: The second phase of the Holocaust, exclusion, "is like cancel culture."

Edwin Black is the son of Holocaust survivors and an investigative journalist with awards and best-selling books translated into 20 languages in nearly 200 countries. His book "IBM and the Holocaust" examines high tech's role in killing Jews during the Holocaust and what it can teach us about the dangers of Big Tech today.

Edwin has spent enough time in the media to see all of its warts (there are a lot). And he's speaking out about it and its role in ignoring history at our nation's peril. He told Glenn he believes our culture and our history are being erased. Our ideals are being censored and our values are being mocked.

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