Glenn Beck Christmas Tour '08 Poll


Now, personal note. I'm torn. I'm really torn, and I think I've made my decision but I wanted to put it out to you first and then I won't talk about it anymore at this point. I'll talk about it this one time and I've asked for your opinion on a poll that I just put up on the website. I have been working on this Christmas show for about two years and this is something that I have wanted to do. I've been trying to piece this together in my head and prepare for it now for five years or seven years. I've been telling you about this Christmas sweater story that it is the most honest, it is -- it's turned into something that I didn't expect, quite honestly. I tried to soften the story. I tried to tell it in a way -- and it wouldn't allow me to tell it in any other way. And I know you probably don't know what I'm talking about yet, but you will come around Christmastime. It's coming out as a book and everything else and it wouldn't let me tell it any other way. It really wouldn't. I had to tell it as the truth. And it's stuff that I had never even shared with my family. There's a lot of stuff in there that you just don't know and my family didn't even know. And I originally started to write it and it just kind of, as something for my family and then it just snowballed and so it's coming out as a book. And I'm going to make it into a Christmas show, and I've talked about it for a long time about having a live orchestra with us. I designed the back. It has this giant, what is it, a 50 by 30 foot screen, something like that. I mean, it's this gigantic -- and I have said I'm willing to lose money on this. I don't care. I want to put -- I want to do this one right. I will not do this wrong. And so I will spend what it takes to do it.

Well, I finally got the finalized budget last night and it is so far out of whack with sanity that I wanted to ask you. Because the only way I don't lose, I mean, gigantic sums of money is to raise ticket prices to bring them more in line with an actual show. You know what I do is, you know, I do a stage show, a comedy show and we keep our ticket prices at that level. But if you would go see, you know, the local, you know, Broadway touring show of something else, the ticket prices are higher. So the ticket prices are -- I don't even know. They're like $45 and $65 and then the Golden Circle is like $120 or something. And I know that's a ton of money to ask you to pay for. I mean, I have to sell a ton more tickets and it has to be a lot more, and I'm not even talking about making a profit. I'm just talking about not losing everything on that, you know, on that project. I wanted to bring it up to you. I think I've made my decision that I'm willing -- I don't care if I make money on it. I'll do it once. The story will be told and I will do it the right way and I really done care if I make money. But I would like to ask you. I could do, you know, the standup comedy kind of thing that we do every year and we can change that and, you know, blah, blah, blah, or I could do this right for one year. Are you willing -- for those who go to these shows, are you willing to pay a slight -- I think it's a $10 increase in, you know, the bottom line and maybe a $12 at the top, something like that. Are you willing to pay the extra to be able to see an actual show. I mean, I hired a Broadway producer to produce this thing. Please, only if you go to these shows. Should we do it one night and see what happens, give it a whirl. GlennBeck.com. That poll is on the front page now, GlennBeck.com. And it will only be up for a couple of hours and then it will come down.

BIGGER than Tiananmen Square? Here's what the China protests are REALLY about

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China has been locking its citizens down for over two years under its zero-COVID policy, and it's becoming more and more clear that this isn’t just about COVID but something much more serious: slavery and control. Now it looks like many citizens have had enough. Protests are currently spreading throughout China and, unlike during the Tiananmen Square protests, the word is getting out.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck looked into the protests' "real motivations," explained how they’re different from the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, and predicted how these events are a "game-changer for the entire world."

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The American Journey Experience is the new home of the car Orson Welles gave to Rita Hayworth. Orson Welles gave this car to his future wife Rita Hayworth for her 24th birthday.

George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who is remembered for his innovative and influential work in film, radio and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time and his work has had a great impact on American culture.

Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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On Friday, Mercury One hosted the 2022 ProFamily Legislators Conference at The American Journey Experience. Glenn Beck shared this wisdom with legislators from all across our nation. We must be on God’s side.