Glenn and his team settled in for a long night at the office, watching President Obama's town hall on gun control with CNN's Anderson Cooper Thursday evening.
Over pizza and sodas, Glenn live-streamed his reactions during the hour-long interview on Facebook. He shared some of the highlights on his radio program Friday.
"Anderson Cooper, I thought, did a very good job," Glenn said. "He is one of the best interviewers in the country when it comes to politicians and also one of the best debate moderators."
One of Cooper's first questions was polite, but tough, with no qualifiers. Here's the exchange:
ANDERSON: Before you were president, did you ever feel a desire to get a gun, feel the need to get a gun?
OBAMA: You know, I grew up mostly in Hawaii. And other than hunting for wild pig, which they do once in a while, you know, there's not the popularity of hunting and sportsmanship with guns as much as there are in other parts of the country.
ANDERSON: Right. I mean I ask the question because there's a lot of people out there who don't trust you obviously on the issue of guns. You keep saying you don't want to take everybody's guns. But there's a lot of people out there tonight watching that don't believe you. There's a lot of people in this room who frankly don't believe you. And it's not just you don't really have personal experience having owned a gun, but it's that things you've said: Support for Australia's tough anti-gun policies. They banned semiautomatic assault rifles. They banned even shotguns in Australia.
ANDERSON: You praised their policies over and over again. Back in 2008, you said -- you talked about bitter Americans clinging to their guns. Even now these executive actions have caused a lot of concern among a lot of people.
What can you say to somebody tonight to convince them that you don't want to take away everybody's guns?
At that point, Glenn paused and revealed where he thought Cooper dropped the ball.
"He didn't ask any follow-ups," Glenn said.
Overall however, Glenn was impressed.
"I have to tell you, I was shocked at CNN and pleased to see their coverage," he said. "They have shocked me a few times recently, where their coverage has been, I think, fair."
Watch the viewing party with Glenn and his team below.
Live with the team watching CNN and the president on guns!Posted by Glenn Beck on Thursday, January 7, 2016
Featured Image: U.S. President Barack Obama discusses reducing gun violence with CNN's Anderson Cooper at George Mason University on January 7, 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia. The president this week announced new, relatively mild executive actions to regulate the gun industry. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)