09/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Glenn Beck Chokes Up Talking About Special Needs Daughter (VIDEO)

Glenn Beck choked up on his Fox News program Tuesday afternoon while speaking about his daughter, who was born with cerebral palsy (h/t TVNewser).

He spoke about her in a discussion on Nazi eugenics, and showed a poster from that era that called to mind his daughter's condition.

"I want to show you a poster that I saw this morning getting ready for the show," Beck said, "and I want you to know that I have a daughter who was born with cerebral palsy. And when she was born, they said she would never walk or talk or feed herself. She went to college, they were wrong. This poster bothers me so much because the hand of the person shown in this poster reminds me of my daughter's hand."

The poster, from Nazi German, shows a picture of a man with what Beck called a "gnarled hand," and ays in German, according to Beck, something like, "It's going to cost 60,000 marks to keep this man alive...he's a sweet guy and everything, but his quality of life. It's a shame, but your time is up."


Sarah Palin has been in the news recently for seemingly fabricating a claim that "death panels" created under President Obama's health care bill could possibly kill her Down Syndrome baby, Trig.