Glenn Reveals Shocking Tidbit From Private Encounter With Roger Ailes

On his radio program Thursday, Glenn shared stunning details of a private encounter he had with Former Fox CEO Roger Ailes while working for the network. Ailes died Thursday morning at the age of 77.

Glenn recounted the closed-door meeting with Ailes in his office.

"I'm walking out after this meeting with him," Glenn said. "I start walking toward the door, and I see this picture --- this black and white photo of a young Roger Ailes, maybe 29, in the Oval Office."

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When Glenn asked him what the picture was, Ailes replied, "Oh, that's the first split screen."

Glenn had the shock of his life when he realized Ailes had actually worked on the split screen featuring Richard Nixon making a phone call to the moon.

"This is the kind of stuff that was just kind of like hanging around him, the kind of life that you're not going to find on Wikipedia," Glenn said. "If you go to Wikipedia today, all you're going to see is the bad stuff."

If you look closely in the video below, you can see the split screen line moving back and forth:

H/T: Stu Burguiere

GLENN: And the door to his library was a solid wood door, and he went in -- and we were going to have a talk, and he closed the door. And as I'm walking out after this meeting with him -- I don't even remember what it was. We were just talking.

And I -- and I get up, and he's taking a phone call or something. And I get up, and I start walking towards the door. And I see this picture, this black and white photo of a young Roger Ailes, maybe 29, in the Oval Office. And he is -- there's a camera beside him. And he is pointing down to the left.

And he hangs up the phone, or whatever. And I said -- now, this is behind a door. The door is usually open.

And I said, "Roger, what is this picture?" And he said, "Oh, that's -- that was the first split screen."

And I said, "What?" And he said, "Somebody had to come up with the split screen. You know, we didn't always have split screen." And I'm like, "Don't talk down to me." And I said, "What was it?"

And he said, "We were in the Oval Office. It was Dick Nixon. And I said, 'We should come up with a way to where Dick can talk to Neil Armstrong, but we should split the screen, so when Neil is on the moon. He's in one box and the president is in the other box.'"

This is revolutionary thinking at the time. And he said, "But when we put it together, you know, Neil is on the moon. We don't know which way he's going to be facing or turning or anything else. And I don't know which side of the screen the box of the about the is going to be on." He said, "So we set up three TVs, one that I could see and two -- one on one side of the Resolute Desk and one on the other side of the Resolute Desk."

And I said to the president, "Look at me. As soon as you go on and you say, 'Neil,' they're going to go to this new split screen, when -- when I see which side of the television you're on, I'm going to point to one of the televisions. You look at that television because it will look like you're looking at Neil in the picture."

So he said, "That's the moment where I'm looking at the television, seeing Neil Armstrong on the moon. And I point to the president, 'That one.'"

This is the kind of stuff that was just kind of like hanging around him, the kind of life that you're not going to find on Wikipedia. You're not going to find -- and if you go to Wikipedia today, all you're going to see is the bad stuff.

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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