Yes, YES!! A million times YES!!!
The possibility that Glenn Beck will exit the Fox News Channel at the end of the year has prompted a big question in media circles: if he leaves, how will he bring his considerable audience with him?
Two of the options Mr. Beck has contemplated, according to people who have spoken about it with him, are a partial or wholesale takeover of a cable channel, or an expansion of his subscription video service on the Web.
Reports this week that Joel Cheatwood, a senior Fox News executive, would soon join Mr. Beck’s growing media company, Mercury Radio Arts, were the latest indication that Mr. Beck intended to leave Fox, a unit of the News Corporation, when his contract expired at the end of this year.
Notably, Mr. Beck’s company has been staffing up – making Web shows, some of which have little or nothing to do with Mr. Beck, and charging a monthly subscription for access to the shows.
Were Mr. Beck to set off on his own, it would be a landmark moment for the media industry, reflecting a shift in the balance of power between media institutions and the personal brands of people they employ.
Wait, what about Oprah? Didn’t she start her own channel?
I have noticed that I don’t hardly use my TV remote control any more. I turn it on, park it on Fox News, and then do my work (whether to write or surf the internet). My mute button sees more action when I am watching a video online than the channel seletion numbers. I watch some prime-time shows, but not much.
But yeah, Glenn Beck TV will be more or less “Tea Party TV” and I think I would enjoy that a lot. Not necessarily political shows, but shows made-by and for conservatives. Finally, an answer to liberal late shows and SNL. Maybe a show where we get to see that not all church/US government/law enforement people are evil. A show where the good guys are good guys and the bad guys are bad guys.
I would also love to either start a show myself or be apart of a production. If I can be part of a show, I’d be more than willing to start at the bottom. I can dream, no?