WATCH: Why Tucker Carlson says he's 'just so grateful' to Glenn Beck

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson has written for some of the biggest names in the media in his 30-year career: The New York Times, the Washington Post, Esquire, GQ, and more. But now he says, because of how political the media has become, "there's no chance" that would happen again.

Tucker joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to share the inspiration for his new book, "The Long Slide: Thirty Years in American Journalism", the latest on his claims that the NSA spied on him after a watchdog for the NSA announced that it's investigating the case, and why he says he's "just so grateful" Glenn started TheBlaze (now Blaze Media) so many years ago.

Tucker described a time when political opinions didn't divide our country the way they do today and urged Americans to focus on what we have in common rather than encouraging division and "tribalism."

"Things have changed so quickly you wake up in a brand-new country. But it's hard to get perspective on how profound the change is because there are so few mile markers. You know, it just seems like it's always been this way," Tucker said.

"Now, it's a completely different world. We are polarized to the point that you wonder how we reach agreement on anything ... what do we agree on? What do we have in common? [...] You have to have something that unites you, something that we all agree on. Why are we all living on this continent together ... if we don't agree on anything? So, what do we agree on? What's the American creed that unites us? And, increasingly, it's hard to answer that question," he added. "This is a huge country. And it's diverse on every level, not just ethically, but geographically. This country won't hang together unless we work intentionally and ceaselessly to create a reason for it to hang together. And it can't just be forced."

Glenn asked Tucker to weigh in on the out-of-control censorship and corruption in corporate media, publishing system, and Big Tech platforms, which in part prompted Glenn's decision to leave cable news and launch TheBlaze more than 10 years ago.

"The whole point of publishing and of journalism is to keep open this free exchange of ideas. You might not agree with at least half of them, but it's important for people to be able to voice them. In fact, it's essential. You can't have a democracy without that. So, you can't be for censorship," Tucker said.

"Why are we putting our ideas into the hands of censors? Why are we participating in the system?" he asked Glenn. "I look back and I realize ... when you started Blaze, you were like the biggest guy on cable news. [I thought] why don't you just, you know, just stay in cable news? Why make the effort to do this? And I'm just so grateful that you did. I really, really am. I'm not saying this, by the way, as flattery. I mean it. Totally sincerely. The fact that you're self-publishing. You built your own thing. Those turned out to be incredibly prescient and important decisions because the current system is unsustainable. We don't have freedom of the press. We have to build our own. And so thank you for doing this."

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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