NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Beck, who burned bright and fast at Fox News Channel, does his final show on the network Thursday before going into business for himself.
Beck is setting up his own Internet network, GBTV, and will begin streaming a two-hour live show there in September. His fans can pay $9.95 a month for access to GBTV, or $4.95 to see just his daily show.
Beck's conservative populism resonated almost immediately with Fox viewers when he started in January 2009. At his peak in January 2010, his show averaged 2.9 million viewers each day.
However, his popularity faded, and Fox and Beck headed for a divorce, their relationship largely soured by control issues. Beck has set up his own diversified business, as he makes speeches, writes books and owns a website along with GBTV.
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