Glenn Beck, a Fox News fixture since January 2009, announces that his daily talk show will end this year. Analysts suggest viewers and advertisers tired of his conspiracy theories and antics.
Some estimate the crowd that showed up for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear topped 200,000, but accurate crowd counting is tough to pin down.
Comedian Stephen Colbert waved to his fans at the rally.
Media organizations have been wrestling with whether the Colbert-Stewart rally in Washington is a political or merely entertainment event. The answer could help show where the boundaries of good journalism lie today.
Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is interviewed at an election night party on Sept. 14. Former vice presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at a 'tea party' rally in Boston in April.
Seven lessons from the deep South on racism, racial discrimination, and prejudice.
Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive will descend on the National Mall in Washington on Oct. 30.
The tea party movement is clearly having major impact on the midterm elections – putting a significant number of more conventional Republicans as well as Democrats into a cold sweat as they look over their shoulders at tea party-backed candidates with a real possibility of winning.