Meet Ellen Wheeler - Glenn's new hire to help tell stories inspiring people to change the world

Today the staff met someone I have just hired to run content for everything I do. She will work by my side, helping me tell the stories that count, and trying to inspire people to take action, take a stand and change the world.

Her name is Ellen Wheeler. She was a soap opera star on The Bold and the Beautiful and then All My Children not long ago but wasn't fooled by the fame. She left acting to go into producing.

She became the executive producer of Guiding Light and changed the way everything was done. In fact, she was responsible for the first podcast at CBS. She realized that the story wasn't enough - if you really want to be a "guiding light" you should serve.

So, for the show's 75th anniversary, she decided to get the cast to go serve the community. For a year they went out and did massive service projects. I remember these at the time. It was huge. Changed the cast and the viewers. People were helped and hearts were changed.

She decided to leave TV because she saw what was happening and knew TV was not going to really change the world. She became an activist with FreedomWorks and ran all of their big events.

This summer, I was backstage at a FreedomWorks event in Vegas when I told her my plans for Restoring Unity. She wisely and bravely said to me: "Is this going to be like some of the other things you've done - you start it and then never really put the resources behind it to really have it thrive and change lives?"

Wow. Do you know how rare it is to have someone really tell me the hard truth? I smiled and said, "why don't you work for me?"

We have spent the summer and early fall together, trying to figure out if we really see the world the same way. We do! Big time.

I finally have a partner that can take all the things we are working on and tie them together with action. I am so proud of my team and all we have created. But now, it's time to turn the machine on and really do everything we have wanted to do. Get involved and roll up our sleeves and fight on the front lines.

Welcome to Ellen. We are all excited to see what you can do to make us into the team we have all have known we could be. Together, we are all clear: Our goal is to change the world!

This video is of her addressing my team in Dallas after being introduced by me. I hope you can hear and see what I saw in her. We are about to do all the things I have dreamt about doing for the last five years.

Ellen Wheeler

Today the staff met someone I have just hired to run content for everything I do. She will work by my side, helping me tell the stories that count, and trying to inspire people to take action, take a stand and change the world.Her name is Ellen Wheeler. She was a soap opera star on The Bold and the Beautiful and then All My Children not long ago but wasn't fooled by the fame. She left acting to go into producing. She became the executive producer of Guiding Light and changed the way everything was done. In fact, she was responsible for the first podcast at CBS. She realized that the story wasn't enough -- if you really want to be a "guiding light" you should serve.So, for the show's 75th anniversary, she decided to get the cast to go serve the community. For a year they went out and did massive service projects. I remember these at the time. It was huge. Changed the cast and the viewers. People were helped and hearts were changed.She decided to leave TV because she saw what was happening and knew TV was not going to really change the world. She became an activist with FreedomWorks and ran all of their big events.This summer, I was backstage at a FreedomWorks event in Vegas when I told her my plans for Restoring Unity. She wisely and bravely said to me: "Is this going to be like some of the other things you've done -- you start it and then never really put the resources behind it to really have it thrive and change lives?"Wow. Do you know how rare it is to have someone really tell me the hard truth? I smiled and said, "why don't you work for me?"We have spent the summer and early fall together, trying to figure out if we really see the world the same way. We do! Big time.I finally have a partner that can take all the things we are working on and tie them together with action. I am so proud of my team and all we have created. But now, it's time to turn the machine on and really do everything we have wanted to do. Get involved and roll up our sleeves and fight on the front lines.Welcome to Ellen. We are all excited to see what you can do to make us into the team we have all have known we could be. Together, we are all clear: Our goal is to change the world!This video is of her addressing my team in Dallas after being introduced by me. I hope you can hear and see what I saw in her. We are about to do all the things I have dreamt about doing for the last five years.

Posted by Glenn Beck on Monday, October 12, 2015

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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