Monday, October 16, 2006

CNN Headline News′ Glenn Beck Explores Impact of Pornography for New Series

CNN Headline News′ Glenn Beck, the nightly topical talk show featuring radio personality Glenn Beck, will examine the impact of pornography on American culture in a four-day series. PORN: AMERICA′S ADDICTION will air each from Monday, Oct. 16, through Thursday, Oct. 19, on the Headline Prime program at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (ET).

For the first segment, "Addiction," Glenn Beck profiles a couple who faced the husband′s addiction to online porn - and eventually survived it. Dr. Rob Weiss, director of the Sexual Recovery Institute, will offer his insights into the issue. Other segments include: "The Business," which features Paul Fishbein, president of Adult Video News and examines the profitability and proliferation of the porn industry, and "The Future," which delves into how new technologies drive the popularity and accessibility of pornography.

For the final segment, "The Dangers," the program profiles a woman who was once in the porn industry and now counsels others as they try to escape the lifestyle. The segment also examines how the rampant availability of pornography has blurred sexual issues for teenagers, particularly with the popularity of such sexually oriented materials in today′s marketplace.

Beck′s Headline News program premiered on May 8 and has enjoyed much success in its key demo. In September 2006, Glenn Beck had its best month since launch at 7:00 p.m. in both P2+ and P25-54, beating MSNBC′s Hardball in the P25-54 demo. Beck also delivered his highest numbers yet at 9:00 p.m. in September.