Free Speech TV Will Be Premiering Interviews With Lawrence Lessig, Noam Chomsky, and the Launch of Occupy the Media During Their Spring Pledge Drive Kickoff, April 16th – May 7th
DENVER, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — National Multimedia broadcaster Free Speech TV will be premiering a special series of interviews focusing on the current political climate during its Spring pledge drive, which runs from April 16th – May 7th . These sit-downs with journalists Laura Flanders and Marcy Miranda include figures such as Lawrence Lessig and Noam Chomsky discussing campaign finance reform and Internet & copyright legislation. The network’s major news programs – Democracy Now!, The Thom Hartmann Program, Al Jazeera English and Gay USA – will still air during the drive, and they will continue to offer compelling interviews and in-depth coverage of stories not typically covered in the mainstream media.
Also participating in the Spring pledge drive is the Free Speech TV original program, Occupy the Media. This weekly program is hosted by Marcy Miranda and Jared Maher, who interview leaders of the Occupy movement from around the country and take calls from viewers across the U.S.
Co-host and Occupy the Media producer Marcy Miranda says, “This program was created as a direct response after months of talking with viewers and Occupy protesters who felt the media were not covering the issues that were important to them. We believed that a movement this large and profound warranted a dedicated weekly program to talk with protesters as developments emerged.”
The independent network will be showcasing the launches of several new initiatives during this Spring pledge drive. “Free Speech TV is excited to share our content in ways independent media has never been able to until now,” said Executive Director Don Rojas. “The launch of our newly redesigned website and our streaming Roku channel are very exciting and will no doubt prove to be immensely successful. We’re communicating with new audiences that don’t rely on traditional cable and satellite to get their news. It is a critical goal of ours to have honest and reliable media available – without limitations – which we can offer to everyone.”
Free Speech TV has also launched a radio project, “New Future Network,” which blends hip-hop variety with talk radio for a younger demographic. Since NFN went live in early December it has brought in new and emerging talent from Denver, New York, and L.A. NFN is broadcasting live from their website, nfnradio.com.
Free Speech TV is an independent, non-profit, multi-platform media pioneer. Promoting voices and perspectives under-represented in the media, Free Speech TV broadcasts and streams independently-produced programs addressing social, political, cultural and environmental issues. Free Speech TV currently reaches 37 million U.S. homes, airing full-time on DISH Network (channel 9415), DIRECTV (channel 348), Roku, freespeech.org, and part-time on more than 200 cable affiliates.
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