Glenn's staff ruins irreplaceable fishbowl hand painted and autographed by Orson Welles

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Every morning, Glenn gathers his producers into his office in Dallas (NY joins via video chat) and lays out his plans for the day. Usually its a pretty uneventful, but today Glenn stopped mid-sentence, walked across the room going "Oh no oh no oh no oh no oh no oh no!" before picking up a fishbowl calling out for his assistant Julie. The producers were silent, wondering why Glenn was suddenly freaking out over a fishbowl. And then he revealed that it was signed by his hero Orson Welles, but someone had washed it and the signature was all but gone.

"This is a 50 cent fish bowl.  It's cheap.  It was from about 1940s.  Yesterday it wasn't a 50 cent fish bowl," he explained on radio.

"I was the winner of an auction.  You know I'm buying American collectibles and things like that and I was in a ‑‑ I was in an auction for several things.  One of them was the original typewriter that Orson Welles used to type Citizen Kane. Lost that one.  Lost that one in a big way.  Big way.  I bailed on that one fast.  But I did get from his estate originally sold in 1992 a fish bowl that had been hand‑painted by Orson Welles and signed by Orson Welles," he explained.

"I won this auction about a month ago. I got it yesterday and I put it on my desk."

"I put it on my desk yesterday thinking, you know, I'll look at it tomorrow.  You know how I feel about Orson Welles.  We named Mercury after ‑‑ my company's named after his company.  So I thought, this is really cool.  I'm glad to have the fish bowl."

"So here's what happened.  We have somebody who cleans our offices who is ‑‑ I can't be pissed at her because here's somebody who wants to go above and beyond.  Here's somebody who wants to do the right thing, somebody who saw a fish bowl that looks like it hadn't been cleaned since 1940. And took it in and washed it. Scrubbed, scrubbed the signature, scrubbed all the little fishies, scrubbed it all."

"Nobody even had a chance to even look at it yesterday.  Oh, those days don't come back.  That opportunity doesn't come back," he said.

While Glenn has collected tons of historical memorabilia, the fishbowl had a special significance because of Glenn's admiration for Orson Welles. From a business and creative standpoint, Welles stands up there with Walt Disney in Glenn's heroes in the arts.

"You know what?  Honestly it was a filthy fish bowl and she took the time, she looked at it and she was like, I've got to clean that.  Now, I don't know, and I don't want to know.  When she was scrubbing Orson Welles' art off of it and she was scrubbing that signature, 'I just can't get that thing that looks like Orrin Walls or something, I can't get that off.'"

"I want to know how it died.  That's what I want to know.  Did it die a quick death?  Did she ‑‑ was she just trying to clean the inside and then when she was drying it all of the artwork came off of the front and she was like, 'Oh, crap?'"

Glenn joked that in addition to the fishbowl, he was worried that the old newspapers on his desk - including some announcing the Emancipation Proclamation - got thrown out in the same cleaning effort.

But at the end of all the jokes - Glenn admitted that he felt bad because this one-of-a-kind piece of history has been lost due to his own incompetence. Rather than locking it up or putting it somewhere safe, Glenn just left it on his desk.

"I feel bad honestly. This is the worst part of it. I feel bad because it cannot be replaced."

"Let this be a lesson to me of not leaving dirty things on my desk. If I have something that's historic (value) I should treat it (as such) - not leave it on my locked office on my desk," Glenn said.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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