How did Glenn and his team pull off The Man in the Moon?

TheBlaze TV subscribers can watch the full special on demand to get an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the origins of The Man in the Moon, the challenges faced by the production team, the practice of the flag raising, and an up close and personal look at Glenn's life for the past year.  

By now, you've probably heard the story of how The Man in the Moon faced tremendous challenges leading up to the big premiere on July 6th. Unpredictable weather and technological difficulties plagued the show during rehearsals, and as a result no one - including Glenn - had ever seen the The Man in the Moon performed live prior to the event. And then just hours before the premiere, storms almost meant that Glenn's company would have to financially guarantee the $600,000 projectors that could have been damaged due to the rain. But what happened just a few feet behind the giant inflated moon as these decisions were being made?

Mark Mabry, one of the producers of The Man in the Moon, documented the events as part of a special that aired on TheBlaze TV on Friday. In the special, he spent a lot of time  focusing on the relationship between Glenn and his business partner, Chris Balfe.

Glenn has often compared their relationship to that of Walt and Roy Disney. While Walt was always the creative genius churning out idea after idea, Roy was the one who made sure the company was financially stable. For TheBlaze and Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn and Chris certainly fill those roles.

In candid interviews with Mabry months before The Man in the Moon, Glenn said that his Roy (Balfe) would tell him he needed to "focus on the movies", i.e. the divisions that generated revenue for the company and kept it stable, and not spend his time on his wild ideas that many might view as impractical. But Glenn also knew that Chris would do what Roy always did for Walt when Walt had a big, wild idea: find a way to make it a success.

And that's exactly what happened at The Man in the Moon.

Chris and Glenn decided to go on "God Insurance" and risk the $600,000 projectors to give the audience the best experience possible, and their gamble paid off with a nearly flawless performance.

As soon as Glenn announced to the audience they would be going on with the show, the skies cleared and a rainbow appeared over the USANA Amphitheater. Glenn soon welcomed them to the opening and "first dress rehearsal", and soon the sold-out crowd witnessed Glenn and his companies first big move into entertainment.

The Man in the Moon was dedicated to Patricia Balfe, Chris's mom, who passed away a few weeks before the show. Chris, alongside his brothers Kevin and Colin, had no idea that Glenn dedicated to the show to their mom until they saw the tribute at the end of the show's premiere.

 

 

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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