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Glenn Beck Ending Fox News Channel Show

Michael Caulfield/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Glenn Beck will end his daily show on Fox News Channel by the end of the year, according to a statement released by Fox News and Beck's production company.

The exact end date for Glenn Beck, the third highest rated program on cable news, was not released. Fox News and Beck's production company, Mercury Radio Arts, said that they will continue to collaborate on television projects.

"Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody's standards," said Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News.

Beck's contract is set to expire in December, the New York Times reported.

"I truly believe that America owes a lot to Roger Ailes and Fox News...I look forward to starting this new phase of our partnership," Beck, 47, said in the statement.

Beck's popular show, launched in January 2009, has become a rallying ground for conservative Republicans and drawn the ire of liberals.

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