Glenn's recap on the most humbling funeral he has ever attended

Having attended the funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston Friday, Glenn shared with his radio audience some of the most memorable aspects of the what he said was "probably the most humbling funeral or anything like that I've been to."

Listen to the segment and see photos from the funeral below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: Officer Goforth. Incredible funeral. Probably the most humbling funeral or anything like that I've been to. Really, truly remarkable. There were 11,000 people that attend. There was 6,000 in the actual church, and it was remarkable. When they dismissed the audience -- or, the congregation, they said if the VIPs, the judges, and the politicians, any VIP, if you will stay, and if the family will stay, we want to release everybody one by one.

Family members and fellow police officers gather at funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth. Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.Family members and fellow police officers gather at funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth. Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

So let's start with the honor guard. And this whole section got up, maybe about 5 percent of the audience got up. And that was police honor guard from Canada and all across the United States. Remarkable.

Police officers gather at funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth. Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Police officers gather at funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth. Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

Then they said, if the police officers will stand up and be excused and head for the exits. And I would say 80 percent of the audience stood up. And those were uniformed police officers and then followed by the plainclothes police officers. The only ones left to excuse were the maybe 300 VIPs and then the family of about 30 people. The rest of that audience was police officers.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: And when they went out -- when we went outside and they brought the casket outside. I've never seen anything like this. It was so powerful.

Casket of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by  Sean Foster. Casket of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

Casket of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Casket of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

Kathleen Goforth, his wife, when she walked in, there was an audible gasp when she walked in. She was held on each elbow by a police officer and brought in by the sheriff's department.

Wife of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Wife of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

And we couldn't figure out. None of us in our group had ever seen anyone react this way. We had never seen anyone's expression. We couldn't place it. We looked at that and said, I've never seen that in a movie. I've never seen that in real life. I've never seen anyone's reaction this way. And she was almost a blank slate, as if -- as if she was in a total state of shock right then. And the way she was looking at the audience as she walked in, literally caused you see to gasp.

Wife of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by  Sean Foster.Wife of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

People immediately started to cry. When it was over and she walked out, the only thing I could compare it to, the only thing I could begin to get my arms around is that she was -- she was almost confused or she was blown away by how many people were there. Because what she was doing was, she was looking. As she walked by us, she was looking -- slowly walking by and slowly looking at each individual face, as if she was trying to imprint on us, as if she was trying to remember who was there and having us remember that she saw us and was thanking us for being there.

Wife of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by  Sean Foster.Wife of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

It was -- it was heartbreaking. Absolutely heartbreaking. The gas station where he was shot -- what, 15 times -- is just overwhelmed with flowers.

Flowers displayed at gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was shot in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Flowers displayed at gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was shot in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

Flowers displayed at gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was shot in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Flowers displayed at gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was shot in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

And now we're starting to see great things happening around the country. People are starting to watch the backs of police officers. Not just here in Texas, but all across the country.

A woman holds a sign with the phrase "All Lives Matter" following the funeral services for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. A woman holds a sign with the phrase "All Lives Matter" following the funeral services for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

And I will tell you that I am -- I think that we're at a turning point. I think we're at a disconnect. Let me say it this way. I really believe that history will go back in time and look at this particular period of time and they will say, this was the turning point.

Flag hangs from fire truck ladders during funeral services for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Flag hangs from fire truck ladders during funeral services for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

This was the fork in the road. And because they chose this direction, they either destroyed themselves or they survived. But it was this season. It was this fall. This end of this summer. It was this time that the Americans chose who they would become.

Police officers walk outside following the funeral services for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Police officers walk outside following the funeral services for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

And I don't know which one we're going to choose yet. I have hope that we are starting to wake up and we are starting to choose the right way.

Funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth. Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by  Sean Foster. Funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth. Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

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.

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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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