Glenn Beck, Then and Now

Last Saturday, tens of thousands of people descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to hear conservative commentator Glenn Beck speak about restoring traditional American values.

Our story about the crowd estimate at Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally has been one of the top stories at CBSNews.com in the past 24 hours.

On Monday, Beck said his rally attracted "a minimum of 500,000 people" and complained that news outlets underestimated the number attendees. 

At the rally, Beck declared "something beyond imagination is happening."

One year ago, could Beck have imagined this rally?

In an interview for @katiecouric last year, Beck described his audience as, "people who just want to understand what's going on. They don't want to hate anybody. They don't want to yell at anybody. They quite honestly don't want to get off their couch at night or on a weekend and go march in a tea party. They don't want to do that."

According to the turnout over the weekend, it appears they want to do precisely that.

Check out Katie's interview with Glenn Beck, below.

  • Clifden Kennedy

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