Brad Meltzer explains the importance of offering our kids real American heroes to look up to

Brad Meltzer joined the radio program this morning to discuss his two new history books aimed at giving our children a chance to learn about some real American heroes. Brad, who a son and daughter of his own, is on mission to offer kids alternative role models to the athletes, celebrities, and reality stars who often have questionable morals and are rarely heroic. I am Abraham Lincoln and I am Amelia Earhart both share a common theme: We can all be heroes.

“I want to talk about a couple of things. You have two children's books out: I am Abraham Lincoln and I am Amelia Earhart,” Glenn said. “They are kind of like cartoon books… so you could read them to your kid, and they get an early introduction to two great heroes.”

“Well, the books came about because I was tired of watching my kids look at reality TV show stars and loud mouth athletes and think that's a hero. I tell my kids all the time: Being famous is very different than being a hero,” Brad explained. “I thought, I have so many better heroes for them… and so we did illustrated children's books. You will see Lincoln free the slaves and see the things we know about them, but the most vital part of the book is when you see the characters when they are younger.”

What makes Brad’s books different than a traditional children’s history book is the fact that the Abraham Lincoln and Amelia Earhart appear in the book as children, and the stories told about their childhoods are true.

Brad tells the story of a young Lincoln, who happened to be a turtle lover, standing up to a group of boys who were torturing turtles by putting smoldering coals on their backs to make them run faster. In the Earhart book, Brad shares the story of how she built a roller coaster in backyard, and it was her first real experience with flying.

“When I tell my kids, Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves… it is obviously a vital fact, but when you give them something like from when he's young, history is fun again for those kids,” Brad said. “To me, that's what's wrong today. We have lost the definition of ‘hero’. The definition of hero is broken, and my goal here is to set it right and give kids heroes again because we need them.”

I am Amelia Earhart and I am Abraham Lincoln, they are available in book stores everywhere,” Glenn said. “Brad Meltzer, a true historian, a guy who gets it, a guy who understands we have to grab onto the culture and grab o to our own history. I urge you

buy the books for your children.”

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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