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Glenn Beck Returns To TV On Blaze

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

There is no shortage of opinions about this week's violence in the Arab world. One of television's better-known program hosts won wider distribution, just in time to comment. Glenn Beck came to nationwide prominence on Fox News a few years ago for his attacks on President Obama. He later left the network amid low ratings and a boycott by advertisers. And he moved on to an Internet-based conservative network called TheBlaze TV.

Last night, Glenn Beck landed back on old-fashioned TV through a deal with the satellite operator Dish Network.

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INSKEEP: Glenn Beck, now available through the Dish Network, which is initially offering TheBlaze Channel to customers for free. Glen Beck continues to host a popular radio program which is said to reach more than eight million listeners per week. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.