Glenn Pays Tribute to Jerry Lewis

Comedian, singer and humanitarian Jerry Lewis died Sunday at his Las Vegas home at the age of 91.

Lewis was known not only for his comedy partnership with Dean Martin and for films like “The Nutty Professor,” but also for his advocacy work raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon ran each year from 1966 to 2014.

On radio Monday, Glenn reminisced on Lewis’ famous annual telethon, which raised around $2.6 billion during its run.

“If you’re my age at all, you grew up with Labor Day weekend being the Jerry Lewis telethon,” Glenn remembered. “You’d stay up really late, your mom would yell at you [to] ‘turn off the TV,’ but you wanted to watch it.”

Lewis and Martin were an incredibly popular comedy team until their final nightclub appearance together in 1956. During that decade, the pair made the most of their contrasts, with smooth, sultry-voiced Martin playing the straight man to Lewis’ pratfalls. In 1976, Lewis and Martin reconciled after Frank Sinatra brought Martin onstage as a surprise at that year’s MDA telethon.

GLENN: So Jerry Lewis passed away over the weekend, which is tragically sad. If you're my age at all, you grew up with Labor Day Weekend being the Jerry Lewis telethon.

JEFFY: Telethon.

GLENN: I remember Labor Day Weekend, all I wanted to do as a kid was watch the Jerry Lewis telethon, all weekend long. You would stay up really late. Your mom would yell at you, "Turn off the TV." But you wanted to watch it. We would all rush to the TV on that -- what was it?

Did it end on Monday? I think. And you would look at the total.

PAT: And he would cry when the numbers came up.

JEFFY: Yeah. You would call in a bunch of money and say you're going to donate a bunch of money, so you would watch the toke bowl roll over, but you knew you were never going to give it. You'd do that all Labor Day Weekend. Did you used to do that?

PAT: No.

GLENN: No.

JEFFY: Okay. Never mind.

PAT: No.

You know he raised $2 billion? Two billion for --

JEFFY: He was great. Come on.

PAT: -- muscular dystrophy.

GLENN: Really sad character. Really a sad character. I think he was -- I think he was emotionally spent at the end of his life. Maybe, you know, towards the beginning of his life. He was really, really, really funny, but in so much pain because of his back. He used to do pratfalls. I can't remember. He gave a number of how many pratfalls he figured he had done, without even thinking. And he said, "You just can't -- you just can't fall like that over and over and over again without hurting your back." And destroyed his back. And was in so much pain. Several times, came close to suicide.

PAT: I think he eventually -- he had an implant or something put in there.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: That helped him.

GLENN: He was one of the first ones to have the electric implant that would shock it back into your body. You know, give yourself enough electric shocks. I guess the theory was, you won't feel that anymore.

PAT: And everybody remembers that legendary time when he and Dean Martin were reunited in 1976 on the telethon by Frank Sinatra. They hadn't seen each other or spoken in 20 years.

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: Why is that? Did they have a falling out?

JEFFY: Oh, yeah.

PAT: Oh, big time. Yeah, big time falling out.

GLENN: Oh, I don't remember that.

PAT: Yeah, a little jealousy. Gets in the way of nice partnerships sometimes.

GLENN: Really sad.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Jerry Lewis, passing away this weekend, just a few weeks away from Labor Day, which was his telethon weekend.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

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