Conservative talk radio fans are still reeling from the death last month of legendary host Rush Limbaugh, with tributes continuing to pour in from across the country, from everyday listeners and political luminaries alike.
According to the Daily Caller, Fox News announced on Thursday that former Vice President Mike Pence will provide narration for a limited series on the life of Limbaugh, Age of Rush, set for release on March 10 through the network’s subscription streaming service, Fox Nation.
The four-part documentary is set for release on March 10 and will feature remembrances from Fox personalities Bill Hemmer, Brian Kilmeade, and Sean Hannity, as well as from James Golden, known to Rush’s legions of fans as call screener and producer extraordinaire, “Bo Snerdley.”
As described by the network’s release, the program plans to “document Limbaugh’s childhood beginnings in the hometown of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to his eventual place as the most powerful radio talk show host of all time.”
Limbaugh, self-styled as “America’s Anchorman,” and “the Doctor of Democracy,” announced last February that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and pledged to continue hosting his three-hour daily program for as long as possible while also undergoing grueling treatment for his illness.
On Feb. 2 of this year, Limbaugh hosted what turned out to be his final live broadcast, providing some reflections and perspectives on the twists and turns that helped his own groundbreaking career take shape, telling a caller:
You started small and you had to prove yourself at every step along the way.
You just climbed the ladder, hoping somewhere along the way you get a break, and I didn’t get mine for 20 years [until] Sacramento, 1984 – and that’s just how you did it.
Limbaugh was buried in a small, private ceremony in St. Louis on Feb. 24 on a “gorgeous,” yet chilly day, according to his widow, Kathryn. In describing her husband’s final resting place, she said:
It might remind you a bit of Arlington or other historic cemeteries around the world, with winding hills and pathways and big trees that are bare right now but in the upcoming months they will be full and green and very lovely to walk around.
I’ve always said Rush is just shy of a president, in my view. And we did a funeral that was very worthy of him. So we concentrated a lot on tradition and ceremony at every turn.
Premiere Networks, the distributor of The Rush Limbaugh Show issued a statement to radio affiliate stations last month indicating that the host’s program will continue airing in its noon to 3 p.m. weekday slot “until his audience is prepared to say goodbye,” making use of archived clips and content, as The Wall Street Journal reported.
In his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference last weekend, former President Donald Trump joined those paying tribute to Limbaugh, declaring him “irreplaceable,” echoing a sentiment with which millions of Americans certainly agree.