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Beck, 49, who converted to Mormonism in 1999 after battling drug and alcohol addictions, is one of the most high-profile media personalities in America. He is the author of seven No. 1 New York Times best-sellers, and "The Glenn Beck Program" is the fourth-highest rated talk radio program in the country. The show averaged more than 7.5 million listeners per week in June 2013.
Beck previously hosted a self-titled talk show on FOX News, which brought in more than 3 million nightly viewers at its peak. He was at the center of numerous controversies during his run at FOX, including in July 2009 when many advertisers boycotted the program after Beck said that President Barack Obama has a "deep-seated hatred for white people." Beck’s show stayed on the air until he left the network in June 2011.
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