LISTEN: John Carlson Show, Feb.18--8am hour

Logan Nichols vacationing from California drops off a bouquet of flowers at the home of talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 20121 in Palm Beach, Fla. Limbaugh, 70, died this morning of lung cancer. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

8am Hour--The inspiring story of Rush Limbaugh's early career - to appreciate last half of his life, you'll want to understand the first half. Other top Republicans pay tribute to the late conservative radio star in the Social Media Sweep.

Authorities released bodycam footage Wednesday night chronicling the moments leading to two Seattle officers fatally wounding a man in crisis that was wielding a kitchen knife Tuesday night near the waterfront.

GUEST: John Fund, National Review’s national-affairs reporter. He discuses his latest piece, Remembering Rush — a Conservative Messenger Who Changed the Dialogue and what the conservative landscape would be like in a world without Rush - and why isn't there a liberal alternative to Rush?

And we close out the show with Carlson sharing the story of how he first got to know Rush Limbaugh in 1995, in the wake of the horrific Oklahoma City bombing.

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