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.

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.

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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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