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Minute-by-Minute Ratings Destroyed the News Media Overnight

The business model of the news media is broken. What once was an offering of three major networks became fragmented with the introduction of cable news and other TV networks, making everyone a slave to clicks and ratings. John Ziegler, radio talk show host and documentary filmmaker, joined Glenn on TV to break down exactly how the tail is now wagging the dog in mainstream news.

Watch the video for a sneak peak and answers to these newsworthy questions:

• Why did the news media used to be substantive?

• Has talk radio fallen victim to the same pitfalls that changed TV news?

• How did the overnight, minute-by-minute ratings change the game?

Watch the full episode on-demand at TheBlaze TV

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The Singularity? Elon Musk unveils plans to merge human brains with AI

Yesterday, while the rest of America obsessed over President Trump's tweets, Elon Musk announced plans to merge humans with computers using thread-like polymer electrodes implanted directly into the human brain. Musk said that Neuralink, his brain-AI interface startup, will allow humans to "achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence" as early as next year. Watch this clip to get more details.

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Tim Ballard: 12-year-old former ISIS captive needs your help

Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad and the Nazarene Fund, Tim Ballard, joined the Glenn Beck Program to give us an update on 12-year old Zeinal, an ISIS captive for almost five years. Zeinal was rescued by the Nazarene Fund last March after being seriously injured by mortar shrapnel and left for dead in Baghuz, Syria. Watch the video to hear Tim's update.