Free Speech TV to Broadcast Exclusive Live Coverage of Netroots Nation 2011
Thom Hartmann & Laura Flanders to Host Live from FSTV’s e-Studio in Minneapolis, MN
DENVER, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Free Speech TV (FSTV) announced today that Thom Hartmann and Laura Flanders will host Free Speech TV’s exclusive live coverage of the Netroots Nation in Minneapolis, Minnesota beginning Thursday, June 16 through Saturday, June 18, 2011.
The event is expected to draw thousands of online activists, community organizers, bloggers, elected officials and union workers from all over the country to participate in more than 100 panels, training sessions and keynotes that will help shape the dialog for progressives in the coming months. Speakers for this sixth annual conference include Russ Feingold, Al Franken, Howard Dean, Van Jones, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Keith Ellison, Donna Edwards, Jared Polis, Dan Pfeiffer, Luis Gutierrez, Ben Cardin, Sheldon Whitehouse, Raul Grijalva, Amy Klobuchar, Jerrold Nadler, Tim Walz, Jan Schakowsky, John Garamendi, Bruce Braley, Brad Miller, Judy Chu and many more.
“We’re thrilled that Free Speech TV is providing head-to-toe coverage of our biggest conference yet, allowing us to expand the reach of our content to tens of thousands of progressives around the country,” said Netroots Nation Communications Director Mary Rickles. “Our attendance of 2,000-plus smart, passionate activists aligns perfectly with Free Speech TV’s savvy viewership.”
Netroots Nation, the country’s largest progressive gathering, is a time for progressives of all stars and stripes to come together and build a stronger, more united movement.
“Free Speech TV is proud to provide a national platform for Netroots Nation, an annual groundbreaking and interactive gathering that aligns with the direction that our own network is fast adopting. Free Speech TV utilizes online tools as an extension to our broadcasting arm, to empower our audiences to take action and share information. We are honored to provide this exclusive live coverage to over 35 million U.S. homes,” said Free Speech TV’s Executive Director, Don Rojas.
The live television broadcast will include keynote speeches and exclusive interviews with online activists, politicians and analysts. It will air nationally on DISH Network channel 9415, DIRECTV channel 348 and numerous cable stations across the country.
Free Speech TV’s coverage will also be streamed live at www.freespeech.org, as well as on the sites of partnering organizations like DailyKos, The Nation, Mother Jones, Yes magazine, Huffington Post, and many more. The television coverage will also be carried live by LINK TV.
The conference, in its sixth year, is June 16-19 in Minneapolis. For more information, visit www.netrootsnation.org.
About Free Speech TV
Launched in 1995, Free Speech TV is an independent, publicly-supported, non-profit TV multi-platform digital media pioneer. Using both television and the Internet, Free Speech TV inspires viewers to become civically engaged to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable society. Free Speech TV is owned and operated by Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization, founded in 1974. Free Speech TV reaches 35 million U.S. homes, broadcasting full-time on DISH Network channel 9415, DIRECTV channel 348, part-time on 200 US community cable affiliate stations, and online at www.freespeech.org.
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