Glenn Beck To Debut His Own “60 Minutes”
Amid a growing debate about the future of conservative media, The Blaze‘s For the Record aspires to 60 Minutes-level credibility, run by Beck‘s own “Woodwards and Bernsteins.”On Wednesday night, Glenn Beck’s TV network The Blaze will air the first episode of an investigative newsmagazine show called For the Record — the latest move by the network to build journalistic credibility amid a broader debate about the state of conservative media.
Beck introduced the idea for the show in January as part of a larger plan to build out the network’s news division and more sharply focus its programming on a libertarian audience. He said he hoped the show would eventually air nightly, and pledged that it would aspire to the highest journalistic standards, citing 60 Minutes as its inspiration.
“We are currently looking for our own Woodwards and Bernsteins,” he said then. “Maybe they don’t exist anymore, and if that’s the case I don’t really care. We’ll grow our own!”The target audience and slick production are fully apparent in the debut episode, which focuses on government surveillance issues, and features an interview with emerging libertarian star Sen. Rand Paul.Hosted by former Fox News correspondent Laurie Dhue,..
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