WATCH: Laurie Dhue opens up about her struggle with alcoholism and her road to recovery

On tonight's Glenn Beck Program, Glenn sat down with veteran broadcast journalist Laurie Dhue to talk about her decades long struggle with alcoholism and her ongoing recovery. Laurie began working with TheBlaze in March as the host of For The Record and she recently joined the team full time. You will begin to see a lot more of Laurie on TheBlaze TV and TheBlaze Radio as she anchors real-time news updates, in addition to hosting For The Record.

You may know Laurie as a news anchor and journalist, but Glenn decided it was time for the audience to get to know the real Laurie. In order for you to trust her reporting, you must trust her and her judgement. Glenn explained that a person who has gone through treatment for addiction and made the vow to stay sober no longer has anything to fear, and that is one of the reasons he believes Laurie will be an excellent addition to TheBlaze. Tonight, Laurie candidly opened up about her struggle with addiction and how she turned her life around.

To start, Glenn asked Laurie to explain her past. Laurie attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and was a member of the varsity swim team, and it was during this time that she began to drink. Her motto became "work hard, play hard." And that mantra would haunt her for years to come. Laurie shares that struggle in the clip below:

Glenn candidly explained his own 'rock bottom', which occurred when he could no longer remember the bedtime stories he was telling his young children. For Laurie, rock bottom came through a series of embarrassing moments – from getting into a drunken fight with her father to making a “blackout phone call” to a man she was dating at the time. But it was when she found out her sister was pregnant that she decided it was time to turn her life around. Laurie explains her road to recovery below:

"Getting sober is the greatest decision I ever made in my life. It was the best thing I ever did for myself, for my family, and for the community at large," Laurie concluded. "I got sober when I was 38-years-old. I don't live with regrets, except I wish I had gotten sober a little bit sooner."

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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