SURPRISE! Glenn's staff hijacks his 5pm show for a special trip down memory lane

As you may have heard, Glenn turned the big 5-0 today. He arrived at the studio this afternoon fully prepared to deliver an epic monologue on Russian communism and the Winter Olympics, but his staff had other plans. TheBlaze team worked overtime to put together a massive surprise birthday show for Glenn. Entitled "This is your life", Pat and Stu served as emcee for the ultimate trip down memory lane. From his sister to his first radio boss to former on air co-hosts, Glenn was joined by some of the most influential people in his life.

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The guests included a wide range of people who had influenced Glenn over the years. There was former Mount Vernon (Glenn's hometown) Mayor Bud Norris. Michael O’Shea, the former general manager of Kube Radio, was there and talked about helping Glenn get started in radio.

Other radio industry leaders stopped by the studio, including Gabe Hobbs who helped Glenn transition from working in music radio into talk radio, the format for which he is now known.

Glenn's former co-host at Y95 Tim Hattrick, stopped by and talked about one of the weirdest commercials Glenn has ever done (see below), as did Glenn's co-host from KC101 Vinnie Penn. Mike McGowan, who Glenn fired in his not-so-nice days, was also there and the two discussed how their reconciliation years later meant so much to Glenn.

Some of the most touching moments of the night came from people outside of Glenn's professional life, such as the final guest John Huntsman, Sr., who praised Glenn's philanthropy and personal donations to The Huntsman Cancer Center. Huntsman said that thanks in part to Glenn's help, he is confidant a cure to cancer can be found.

“You’re one of my heroes,” Huntsman told him.

Glenn's wife Tania, his children, Mary, Hannah, Raphe, and Cheyenne, his son-in-law, Tim, and granddaughter, Lorelei, also joined in on the birthday festivities. They shared their best memories, their favorite moments, and what they love most in a very touching video package.

Tania and the kids then arrived on set with the ultimate surprise of the night - a classic 1958 Chevrolet Apache.

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"I have my Grandpa's truck," Glenn exclaimed excitedly."I have wanted a truck like my Grandpa's for I don't know how long."

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Things didn't end there. After the cameras stopped rolling Glenn had a surprise party waiting for him in the lobby of The Mercury Studios.

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All photo's in this story were taken by TheBlaze's Paige Perry

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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