After Restoring Honor, Glenn wanted to go to find a place where he could address the real people in America and not deal with politics and politicians. He wanted to speak to families, small businesses, and people who knew what it was like to struggle in America at a time while the corrupt and dishonest were getting bailouts from the White House. When his Ohio-based documentary crew told him about Wilmington, OH, a town that had been ravaged by the loss of thousands of jobs when DHL closed their hub, he knew that was where he was supposed to go.
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During the radio show broadcast in Wilmington, Glenn took time to explain his experience in going to the Wilmington Prayer House, a 24/7 room for prayer.
GLENN: There was a musician there playing music while people were praying. It was so unbelievably cool, and I was talking to the lady who started it, and I actually sat at one of the chalkboards, and I said a prayer. And I wrote on the chalkboard my prayer that the nation would see Wilmington. And I don’t mean that they would see the trouble, they would see the strife. This is a town that’s 12,000 people. They lost 7500 jobs. Not that they would see that. They’ve seen it. You watch 60 Minutes and see that, that’s all they show you. What they need to see is the people. They need to see the joy. They need to see the teamwork. They need to see the people coming together. And as I wrote that on the chalkboard and I walked back into the back and I gave the woman who started this great place a hug and she said, "You know, I started this a few years back." And she said, "I just, you know, I just stood where I was told to stand." And she said, "It came to me I should start a prayer center here in town." She said, when I had that thought, I had the impression that it would be the start of something for the nation. That it would — that the eyes of the nation would see this and it would inspire them and we would get through our tough times."
GLENN: And I took her back over and I said, "Let me show you what I just wrote on your chalkboard." I have a documentary film unit that actually — they’re all Ohioans, I don’t want to base them in New York, it will taint them. So they’re all here in Ohio. And I got a call — the reason we’re in Wilmington, is I got a call about, I don’t know, six months ago, and they said, "You have to come to this town. You have to see this town. Can we take some extra time and shoot some things in this town so you can see it." I said sure. So we watched this little mini, you know, eight- or ten-minute documentary on Wilmington in my office when they got back. And I said, "We gotta go there. We have to go there."