TV, Radio Talkers Shaping Political Discourse in U.S.
JIM LEHRER: Next tonight: the TV talkers and their impact on how the rest of us talk politics.
Jeffrey Brown reports.
GLENN BECK, Host, "Glenn Beck": If it wasn't for FOX or talk radio, we would be done as a republic.
JEFFREY BROWN: In a multimedia world of talk and more talk, the latest big talker is Glenn Beck, known for his folksiness and emotion, which sometimes spills over to tears...
GLENN BECK: I just love my country.
JEFFREY BROWN: ... and, most of all, for his over-the-top style and words, which, for many, push the limits of acceptable public rhetoric.
GLENN BECK: ... is that there are Marxist revolutionaries who have dedicated themselves to principles that will destroy our nation as we know it.
I'm saying he has a problem. He has a -- this guy is, I believe, a racist.
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