Atlanta 4/7/2011 3:44:55 AM
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Glenn Beck To Leave Daily Talk Show

Glenn Beck has announced he plans to quit his daily talk show on Fox News Channel later this year. Beck, 47, will continue to work with the network to develop a “variety of television projects,” according to a joint statement from Fox and Beck’s production company, Mercury Radio Arts.

“FOX News and Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn Beck’s production company, are proud to announce that they will work together to develop and produce a variety of television projects for air on the FOX News Channel (FNC) as well as content for other platforms including FOX News’ digital properties. Glenn intends to transition off of his daily program, the third highest rated in all of cable news, later this year,” the statement said.

Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes praised Beck as a “powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody’s standards.” “I look forward to continuing to work with him,” he said.

“I truly believe that America owes a lot to Roger Ailes and FOX News,” Beck, 47, added. “I cannot repay Roger for the lessons I’ve learned and will continue to learn from him and I look forward to starting this new phase of our partnership.”


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