Glenn Beck Returns to Television Tonight

This time he's got his own channel
By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2012 8:20 AM CDT
FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2010 file photo, T.V. host Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

(Newser) – He's baaaaaack. Conservative talk show host and onetime Fox News darling Glenn Beck is returning to the television airwaves after about a year of trying his hand at Internet-only broadcasting, reports the New York TImes. He plans to make an announcement later today about a new partnership with Dish Network, which will take his online streaming network, BlazeTV, and make it its own channel on good old-fashioned television. Fans (and foes) of Beck can tune in tonight at 5pm, though the online version of Blaze will still be available.

Beck originally moved away from traditional television in hopes of reaching a larger audience, a venture he calls successful in light of his 300,000 subscribers who dish out $9.95 a month to stream his content. He also ran a radio show with a pretty hefty audience. The online network is currently still Beck-heavy, but it also offers a panel show of news analysts and even a children's program known as Liberty Treehouse. The new channel on Dish will bring in some fresh meat, specifically radio host Andrew Wilkow, who will have his own program.

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