The Strange Universe of Glenn Beck TV

A tour of the conservative icon's online programming, from earnest diatribes to fun chemistry experiments.

In the June issue of The Atlantic, James Parker explores the conservative icon's online television network, GBTV:

There’s “news” and opinion and, inevitably, hours of the maestro himself, on the mic, talking to the camera, rolling and wallowing in airtime like a basking seal. Only Glenn Beck can do what Glenn Beck does.

Here, Parker narrates a few choice scenes, from earnest Beckian diatribes to a lighthearted science show for kids.


Jennie Rothenberg Gritz is The Atlantic's digital features editor. More

Jennie Rothenberg Gritz, an Atlantic senior editor, began her association with the magazine in 2002, shortly after graduating from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She joined the staff full time in January 2006. Before coming to The Atlantic, Jennie was senior editor at Moment, a national magazine founded by Elie Wiesel.

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