Series Hosted by Veteran Journalist Mike Walter, Focuses on
Human Interest Storytelling and Philanthropic Newsmakers
Burbank, Calif. - (June 30, 2014) - KCETLink, the national independent public transmedia organization, presents FULL FRAME, CCTV America's new weekly series, which features human interest storytelling, enlightening dialogue and humanitarian issues embraced by leading cultural luminaries. The series will premiere on Link TV (DirecTV 375, DISH Network 9410) on Friday, July 11 at 8 p.m. ET and on KCET (Southern California) on Sunday, July 13 at 4:30 p.m. PT.
Every week, FULL FRAME will begin with a newsmaker interview focused on his/her philanthropic efforts. The remaining segments will be devoted to panel discussions and documentary-style storytelling about various aspects of the newsmaker's cause. The new series aims to be a vehicle for bringing attention to the humanitarian work and causes that world leaders, celebrities, musicians, professional athletes, authors, innovators, intellectual luminaries, industry leaders and politicians have embraced in their time away from the media spotlight. Arts and culture, science and technology, entertainment, education, health, environmental sustainability, women's issues and social justice are some of the many topics the show will cover.
The premiere episode will feature actress Geena Davis discussing her work to create equitable depictions of women in film and television. Upcoming episodes will also profile famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his philosophy of 'passion driven' education; former champion boxer Sugar Ray Leonard's battle with alcoholism and his campaign about the dangers of diabetes; and philanthropist Howard Buffett's vision for eradicating global hunger.
Hosted by Mike Walter and produced by the American division of China Central Television at KCET's Burbank studios, FULL FRAME brings an innovative new approach to long-format interviews and feature stories while fostering thoughtful and insightful discussion about the issues that shape all of our lives.
To learn more, visit: kcet.org/fullframe.
KCETLink, formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media, is a national independent, nonprofit, digital and broadcast network that provides high-quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media. A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink content is distributed nationally via satellite on Link TV - DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410 - and on KCET in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems. For additional information about KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.
ABOUT CCTV America
CCTV America began producing unique programming in the Americas about the Americas in February 2012. CCTV America is a division of CCTV News, a global English language news channel that reaches some 85 million viewers in more than 100 countries and territories. The channel reaches 35 million viewers in North America. Channel distribution includes Comcast-273 in Washington D.C. and Time Warner 134 in New York. Nationally it can be seen on the DISH Network 279.