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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GLENN BECK: It's 1979 all over again. Our embassies are getting attacked and our ambassadors dragged in the streets and killed. This president is making Carter look like Reagan, and making me pine for the days when we only had to complain about fat interns.
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.