Glenn Beck on Monday revealed a life-changing "pivot point" he has kept hidden from almost everyone for nearly five years: he has been battling severe health issues, and though doctors told him to quit his job and enjoy his remaining years with his family and friends, with the help of the Carrick Brain Centers, Beck recently received a clean bill of health.
Beck plans to spend the entire week sharing what is next for him and his company, and on Tuesday, Beck revealed how he will partner with the American Dream Labs to tell stories of truth through film. Particularly, Beck wants to tell incredible stories of history that America's children are no longer learning.
"Nobody wants to be preached to," Beck said. "So what moves people? What will heal us? What will unite us? Stories. A great story is so much more powerful than a thousand lectures. But the power in stories cuts both ways -- it cuts to darkness and it cuts to light, depending on which story you tell."
Beck said America has to begin telling stories where "good triumphs over evil," stories of hope, love, selflessness, humility, honor and integrity. But those stories "can't be preachy" or "cheesy," he added.
"Unfortunately a lot of really well-meaninged people have attempted this, and it's really hard to do," Beck said. "Because you're looking at it from the message point, instead of the story point. The story is the key! Forget about the message, tell the story! Because if you don't, it won't go beyond the walls."
Beck said he and the American Dream Labs intend to "fill the void" with a new show they have been working on for a year called "History House."
You can see a trailer for the show, below.
"These stories, stories of hope and faith, are all around us," Beck said passionately. "They’re just not being told! And that's what History House is all about… Gathering families together to witness long-forgotten American stories come to life like never before, stories of love and courage where the good guys win."
Beck also plans to do a show called Voltage about the battle between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, saying they hope to do ten episodes, but the budget will realistically allow for three.
Sitting on the set of History House, Beck shared why the Tesla story has so much meaning for him. If viewers want to support the projects, he added, they can buy original items from the American Dream Labs website.
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