August 30th, 2010
12:36 PM ET

Glenn Beck's weekend in Washington

People listen to the national anthem at the "Restoring Honor" rally in D.C. this past weekend.

You might have washed your car or gone for a run or played with your kids this weekend. If you noticed the news at all, you probably heard something about a controversial gathering in Washington at the Lincoln Memorial  spearheaded by Fox News personality Glenn Beck. There was a lot of coverage and a lot of chatter about the rally that drew thousands of people who filled six blocks. So here's a quick round-up of what went down in D.C.

Beck said the event was about "restoring values" and a "return to God" but Civil Rights leaders and others said they were offended that Beck would stage an event that to them seemed political on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. Those leaders, including Rev. Al Sharpton, staged their own rally nearby, giving out handbills with messages demanding "full and fair employment" and "decent housing."

Trying to address criticism, Beck stressed that his event was non-political. He then spoke about the Civil Rights movement in a way that sparked further controversy.

Howard Kurtz broke down how reporters covered the event.

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  1. b. h. williams

    All of you who speak detrimentally of this event should have witnessed it. All of the races involved were so much more polite, cleaner, respectful and tolerant than their counterparts at the inaugauration and receptions held by our president. We only want what is best for America as a whole.

    September 10, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
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