Tucker’s First 9 p.m. Guest Is Glenn Beck

By Chris Ariens 

Tucker Carlson will break bread, or something, with Glenn Beck when Tucker moves to his new 9 p.m. timeslot tonight.

This will be the first time Carlson and Beck have spoken publicly since Carlson’s May, 2016 comments about Beck at a meeting of conservatives assembled by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

“I went to that meeting expecting Beck to cry, rend his garments while quoting James Madison, but that’s not at all what happened. He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I’ve ever seen a grown man commit,” said Carlson in an interview with Politico at the time. “He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg’s manservant.”

Tucker debuts in the Kelly File timeslot, following Kelly’s sign off last week and eventual move to NBC News.

Also on tonight’s show, New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman and Martha MacCallum, who next week moves into Carlson’s old 7 p.m. timeslot, which is the old, old timeslot of Greta Van Susteren, who debuts on MSNBC tonight at 6 p.m. New year, new cable news landscape.