For the Record (TV series)

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For the Record
For The Record Title Card.jpg
Format News magazine
Created by Glenn Beck
Presented by See Correspondents below
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 24
Executive producer(s) Glenn Beck
Joel Cheatwood
Running time 30-60 minutes
Production company(s) Mercury Radio Arts
Original channel TheBlaze
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Original run March 13, 2013 (2013-03-13) – present
External links

For the Record is an investigative news magazine on TheBlaze. The show was born from the idea from Glenn Beck that "real investigative journalism is dead" and that For the Record would "restore the truth" in journalism. A pilot episode titled "For the Record Presents: The Machine" aired on November 1, 2012. Season One first aired on March 13, 2013.

Schedule and list of episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The 2013 season of For the Record debuted on March 13, 2013. The first four episodes were 60 minutes long and ran every other month. The final nine episodes were 30 minutes long and aired weekly.

Episode Title Hosted by Original air date
1 "The Surveillance State" Laurie Dhue March 13, 2013
In its debut episode, For the Record chronicles the expansion of the National Security Agency since 9/11 through first-hand accounts from former NSA agents. The agents show how the NSA has transformed from foreign intelligence gathering to spying on U.S. citizens and takes viewers inside the world of the Utah Data Center – the NSA's new data center at Camp Williams, Utah, which the agents contend is a "spy center."
2 "Brotherhood Backlash / Trapped" Laurie Dhue May 8, 2013
For the Record follows Copts in Egypt, revealing religious persecution - and even claims of genocide - under the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood. First-hand accounts from men and women inside Egypt tell of a life under forced conversions and marriages into Islam, kidnapping, raping, and other atrocities. The second part of the episode focuses on sex trafficking in the United States.
3 "Fallen Angel" Laurie Dhue June 26, 2013
For the Record investigates the August 2011 Chinook shootdown in Afghanistan that killed 38 people, including 15 members of Navy SEAL Team Six. Family members remember the victims and former special operations members examine the tactical decisions that led to the tragedy.
4 "Surveillance State: Exposed / Egyptian Revolution" Laurie Dhue August 22, 2013
For the Record drives back into the NSA and its surveillance of citizens. Plus, unrest in Egypt continues even after Morsi has been ousted.
5 "Borderless" Laurie Dhue September 12, 2013
For the Record exposes the truth about the immigration debate as ranchers talk about their perilous existence along the southern border.
6 "Unrestricted Warfare" Laurie Dhue September 18, 2013
It's a war you have never heard of, inspired by a book you've never read. The goal? The toppling of America.
7 "System Failure" Laurie Dhue September 25, 2013
For the Record exposes the truth about the Boston bombing that the mainstream media won't report.
8 "Jihad Is Our Way" Laurie Dhue October 2, 2013
Religious persecution, kidnapping, murder and rape. Stories from people who were inside Egypt living under Muslim Brotherhood rule.
9 "Civilization Jihad" Laurie Dhue October 9, 2013
The Muslim Brotherhood has been banned in Egypt and branded as ruthless terrorists. So why are they embraced by the U.S. Government?
10 "Blackout" Laurie Dhue October 23, 2013
It's a weapon you've never heard of, and it could destroy America in the blink of an eye. See how close our enemies are to acquiring the ability to launch such an attack, and find what we can do to protect ourselves.
11 "The Agenda" Laurie Dhue October 30, 2013
For the Record looks at Agenda 21 and its subsequent impact on our property rights and civil liberties.
12 "Minnesota Martyrs" Laurie Dhue November 6, 2013
For the Record investigates the role of Al-Shabaab in radicalizing the 80,000 strong Somali population in Minneapolis. The possibility of an attack carried out by Al-Shabaab on American soil is very real, and the danger isn't just isolated to war torn countries in the Middle East. In Minneapolis, both Muslims and non-Muslims are responding to the radicalization of American born Somalis by taking action.
13 "The Silencer" Laurie Dhue November 13, 2013
The Obama Administration has actively pursued and prosecuted whistleblowers to squash information 'leaks' in an unprecedented fashion.

Season 2[edit]

The spring 2014 season of For the Record debuted on February 12, 2014 with a 60-minute episode. The final nine episodes were 30 minutes long.

Episode Title Hosted by Original air date
1 "Broken Heart" Laurie Dhue February 12, 2014
For the Record investigates the shooting at Fort Hood and how the government's response to the tragedy has impacted the survivors.
2 "Sleeper Cell" Laurie Dhue February 19, 2014
For the Record investigates the link between the radical Islamic group UI-Fuqra and terrorist activity in the United States.
3 "State Secrets: Investigating John Doe" Laurie Dhue February 26, 2014
For the Record investigates Wisconsin's John Doe raids, exposing how the Milwaukee DA is allegedly targeting conservative groups.
4 "Who's Watching Washington?" Laurie Dhue March 5, 2014
For the Record exposes government violations of the Freedom of Information Act and how watchdog organizations have been fighting back.
5 "Resistance" Laurie Dhue March 19, 2014
For the Record investigates the current crisis in Ukraine and the dangerous implications for the future of America.
6 "The Purge" Laurie Dhue March 26, 2014
What is it that the U.S. government doesn’t understand that much of the rest of the world has discovered? The Muslim Brotherhood is winning the war on information in America.
7 "Unguarded" Laurie Dhue April 2, 2014
For the Record investigates the vulnerability of the US power grid and how easily it can fall victim to both high and low tech attacks.
8 "Update" Laurie Dhue April 9, 2014
For the Record provides an update on the most significant stories from Season 1 and Season 2.
9 "System Failure" Laurie Dhue April 16, 2014
This was an updated version of the Season 1 episode of the same name that aired in connection with the first anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
10 "Armed and Unaccountable" Laurie Dhue April 23, 2014
Why does the Army waste billions of dollars and risk the lives of our troops by knowingly choosing inferior intelligence technology?
11 "Zero Footprint" Laurie Dhue April 30, 2013
Benghazi is the result of a failed US foreign policy that enabled the supply of weapons to Libyan rebel forces with ties to terrorism

Season 3[edit]

The autumn 2014 season of For the Record is scheduled to start in September 2014.

Correspondents and hosts[edit]

External links[edit]