Former Vice President Mike Pence will voice a four-part documentary about the life and career of groundbreaking conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh for Fox News Media's streaming service Fox Nation. Pence, a former talk radio host himself, will narrate “Age Of Rush,” a limited docuseries which debuts March 10.
It will include interviews with Limbaugh's producer James Golden, aka “Bo Snerdley,” along with fellow conservative talkers Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Brian Kilmeade and Larry Elder, author Mark Steyn, Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer, MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz and Fox contributor Newt Gingrich. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will chronicle Limbaugh's career, his rise in influence within the Republican Party and his lung cancer diagnosis.
The series will recount Limbaugh's remarkable career in four parts: "The Spoken Word,” focusing on Limbaugh’s talk radio beginnings; "Revolution," which looks at his influence in the 1994 midterm elections; "Rise of the New Right,” which homes in on the Obama years; and "A Blessed Life,” chronicling his battle with lung cancer.
Limbaugh died Feb. 17 at the age of 70 after a year-long battle with stage 4 lung cancer.
“I was inspired to go into conservative talk radio in the 1990s because of Rush Limbaugh,” Pence told Fox News’ Sandra Smith shortly after the host’s death. Later in the segment, Pence said, “But make no mistake about it, he reinvented AM radio across the country… There was a time when AM talk radio was in decline in the 1980s. Rush Limbaugh stepped into the gap. He had essentially invented conservative talk radio.”
Pence started in radio in 1994 when he gave up his post at a conservative think tank and took a job as a talk personality at WNDE (1260) in Indianapolis, where he referred to himself as “Rush Limbaugh on decaf.” The show worked and was eventually picked up by Emmis Communications-owned Network Indiana, which syndicated the late-morning (9am-12noon) program to more than a dozen stations. It exposed Pence to Hoosiers around the state and helped him get elected to Congress, where he served from 2000-10, before he was elected as Indiana’s Governor in November 2012.
While Pence has kept a low profile as of late, his decision to narrate the “Age Of Rush” returns him to the public eye for the first time since leaving the White House in January.