Glenn Beck and his trusty blackboard will make their last appearance on Fox News Thursday evening.

The right-wing Beck joined Fox News in January 2009, and at his peak in January 2010, his show averaged 2.9 million viewers daily, the Associated Press reported.

Glenn Beck

Beck is leaving Fox News to start his own online network, GBTV, and will begin streaming two-hour live shows in September for a fee.  He will continue a separate syndicated radio program.

Beck was popular with Tea Party activists and conservatives, but his ratings began dropping and critics urged advertisers to boycott his show last summer after he said President Barack Obama had a "deep-seated hatred for white people."

Beck's final show is set to air at 5 p.m. EST.

Check out video of Beck and his signature blackboard below.


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