Glenn Beck reveals major announcement coming about future of his show at rally Saturday in Florida
Most of conservative pundit Glenn Beck's book signing events in Florida this weekend will be seriously brisk affairs; he's scheduled to hit seven different cities on Friday and Saturday, culminating with a noon stop in Tampa and a 3 p.m. rally/singing at The Villages retirement community.
But his stop at The Villages promises to be a special event. There, Beck says he's going to reveal details on The Plan -- a future direction for his Fox News Channel show, which is now the third most-popular program on the most-watched cable TV news channel.
"Coming this January, my whole approach changes on this program," said Beck in a clip from his Fox News Channel show widely circulated on the Internet. "Personal responsibility is dead in this country; it's time that we got the little paddles -- poof! -- and bring the body back."
Organizers in Tampa expect about 800 people to show for his stop there, as the host barrels between locations in a huge bus emblazoned with his logo -- whipping through a tight schedule arranged by a team of planners with the precision of a political campaign. Store staffers have already been told there won't be time to personalize his signatures or to talk with many people from the local press.
But his stop at The Villages may be different. The retirement community is a favorite for conservative politicians and authors -- former Arkansas governor-turned Fox News host Mike Huckabee drew a crowd of about 1,000 Monday to sign copies of his book A Simple Christmas. Former Alaska gov. Sarah Palin drops by Tuesday to sign copies of her new book, Going Rogue.
See Beck's announcement below: