NEW YORK (AP) — Radio talk show host Glenn Beck says he regrets that some of his inflammatory remarks have caused division among people.

He said he didn't regret his opinions, just the way he expressed some of them. He didn't specify which ones. Beck said he wasn't fully aware of the perilous times the country is in and the way people are at each other's throats.

Beck accepted a First Amendment Award on Thursday from Talkers magazine, the trade publication for people in his line of work. He delivered a speech to radio executives and fellow talk show hosts about the need to protect free speech, even for people who disagree with you.