Glenn Beck Joins Oprah as Top TV Personality

By Andrew Gauthier 


Oprah Winfrey regained her throne as America’s favorite TV personality in 2009, but conservative TV and radio talk show host Glenn Beck made his debut on the annual Harris Poll, coming in second place.

Beck, 45, who hosts a Fox News channel political TV show as well as the nationally-syndicated talk radio program “The Glenn Beck Program”, fared well with Republicans, Independents and those over 64 years-old in the annual Harris Poll of favorite television personalities, released on Monday.


It was the first entry for Beck on the poll that Harris has conducted since 1993.

Beck, a self-described libertarian who disputes evidence suggesting human activity is the main cause of global warming, was joined on the list by another influential Fox News conservative, Bill O’Reilly, who was placed 10th. More…