Hide your children.
Glenn Beck’s online GBTV network is launching a “Liberty Treehouse” show aimed at our nation’s youth.
The hour-long show premieres Monday and will lead into Glenn’s own show at 5pm, though he won’t be hosting it himself.
But it will still include a lot of political content. “In the first show, Raj Nair, the host, in a behind-the-headlines segment, is going to talk about straw polls and debates — what they are, where they come from and why they are important,” Joel Cheatwood, the president of programming at GBTV, told Politico. “I don’t know any kids show that took that on.”
Beck launched his network this summer, after leaving Fox News in June amid declining ratings and rumors of behind-the-scenes turmoil. He said at the time he wanted “to target the youth” with his new projects, though his first high-publicity project was a “Restoring Courage” rally in Israel.
“Our goal is to create a network bigger than me with a wide range of programming aimed at different audiences and ‘Liberty Treehouse’ is a great way to kick that off,” Beck said in a statement to Politico. “‘Liberty Treehouse’ will not only entertain children and young adults, but it will respect them and their knowledge and passion for history, art, science and current events.”
Beck’s children’s programming is presumably an alternative to traditional targeted networks like PBS, which he has called “so the new CIA.”