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Glenn Beck Wraps Up at Fox News | Musicians Protest Changes to Grammy Awards

Published on July 01, 2011
  • Glenn Beck’s final Fox News broadcast was a trip down memory lane while also defending his voluntary decision to leave the network to the mainstream media that has suggested otherwise. Beck’s opening monologue, which clocked in at 21 minutes, featured video comments from young people praising Beck’s show, a run-down of a chalkboard list titled “Things We’ve Learned.” Beck also brought his two writers out on stage, writes Broadcasting & Cable.

  • A coalition of musicians that has protested the Recording Academy's decision to drop 31 categories from the Grammy Awards is stepping up the pressure, calling for a boycott of the Grammys' telecast partner, CBS, and hiring a lawyer to explore legal action. The group has claimed the reductions unfairly target ethnic music and called the Academy's decision racist, according to AP reports.

  • Starz said today that due to significant production challenges, the network has decided not to exercise the option for subsequent seasons of its freshman original series Camelot. Camelot wrapped its first season earlier this month by drawing 1.5 million total viewers, the second-highest viewership for the series behind its two-hour premiere, which set a network record for a series bow. It had been on a ratings upswing for its final few episodes, reports Deadline Hollywood.

  • Fox News Channel will launch a weekday ensemble opinion program on July 11 at 5 p.m. to replace Glenn Beck through the summer. Titled The Five, the new show will feature a roundtable of five rotating Fox News personalities "who will discuss, debate and at times debunk the hot news stories, controversies and issues of the day," reports Broadcasting & Cable.