Radio’s Beck to Join Headline News

Jan 17, 2006  •  Post A Comment

CNN’s Headline News will add syndicated radio personality Glenn Beck to its prime-time lineup in April, the network announced Tuesday. In addition to the talk for which Mr. Beck is known, the show is expected to include guests and “produced packages.” No time slot was announced.

“When we revamped Headline News a year ago we said we were eager to launch different types of programming, and this new show is the next step in that evolution,” said Ken Jautz, CNN News Group executive VP.

Mr. Beck, who waves the American-values flag and rallies support for troops in Iraq, last year referred to Katrina survivors stranded in New Orleans as “scumbags” and mused about killing left-wing documentary maker Michael Moore on “The Glenn Beck Program.”

“Having tired of the predictable left-versus-right debates in cable news, I am eager to offer a different take for Headline News viewers,” Mr. Beck said in the announcement. “I hope that people will come away from our show not only informed, but also entertained in a way they’re not used to seeing on cable news.”

He is expected to move from Philadelphia to New York, where his Headline News program will be based.