Glenn remembers legendary broadcaster Casey Kasem

On Sunday, legendary broadcaster Casey Kasem died in a California hospital after having been taken off life support earlier in the week. He was 82. Kasem is perhaps best known for his decades long career as host of the American Top 40 radio program. He also voiced iconic cartoon characters like Shaggy on Scooby-Doo and Robin on Super Friends. On radio this morning, Glenn remembered the radio icon.

“We lost Casey Kasem this weekend, age 82,” Glenn said. “Almost everybody in radio got into radio partly because of Casey Kasem… In 1970 when he started American Top 40, [he was] the only guy that had a nationwide show on 1,000 radio stations. 1,000. No matter where you were going on a Saturday or Sunday, you would hear Casey Kasem all across the country.”

“No question,” Pat added.

Stu was frustrated that many new outlets chose to focus on Kasem’s voiceover work as Shaggy on Scooby-Doo instead of leading with his remarkable radio career.

“I was disappointed, seeing some of the stories about him, where they led with the Scooby Doo stuff,” Stu said. “That's secondary.”

While the bizarre family drama involving Kasem and his family dominated the headlines towards the end of his life, his professional impact will be remembered for years to come.

Last month, Glenn shared memories from the time he got a chance to meet Kasem and explained the impact the legend had on his own career:

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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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