Burbank, Calif. - Jan. 21, 2014 - KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station serving Southern and Central California, announced Democracy Now!, the national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, will begin airing each weekday, beginning Tuesday, February 4 at 9 a.m.
Democracy Now! is committed to covering issues conventional media tends to avoid and brings the voices of the marginalized public to the airwaves. Goodman and Gonzalez's engaging reports feature interviews with activists, muckrakers, visionaries, artists, academics and everyday citizens who share a commitment to truth, justice, diversity and peace.
The program's "War and Peace Report" provides viewers with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders, peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts.
Both Time Magazine and NBC's Meet the Press named Democracy Now! as a top podcast for news and information. The series, airing on more than 1,100 pubic television and radio stations worldwide, has won many prestigious industry awards including, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and the 2012 Gandhi Peace Award.
As host and executive producer, Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for "developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media." She is the first co-recipient of the Park Center for Independent Media's Izzy Award, named for the great muckraking journalist I.F. Stone. Her fifth book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, written with Denis Moynihan, rose to No. 11 on The New York Times bestseller list and is the follow-up to her fourth bestseller, Breaking the Sound Barrier, which gives voice to the many ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power.
For more information, please visit: kcet.org or democracynow.org.
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 50-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of KCETLink.