In Recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month KCET and Link TV Host April 19 Broadcast Premiere of ‘It Happened Here’ As Part of LINK VOICES Documentary Series


Emily Merkley



Link Voices April Lineup Also Includes April 5 Documentary “U.S. vs. John Lennon”

University of Connecticut plaintiffs going to trial
University of Connecticut plaintiffs going to trial with alwyer Gloria Allred | Photo courtesy of KCET


Burbank, Calif. – March 28, 2017 – KCETLink Media Group, a leading national independent nonprofit public broadcast and digital network, announced today a new line up of documentaries for KCET and Link TV’s LINK VOICES documentary series in April, which tell the powerful stories of people who fought back against all odds to have their voices heard.

With the month of April designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, LINK VOICES will host the television broadcast premiere of “It Happened Here,” that showcases the brave personal testimonials of five student sexual assault survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change. This compelling documentary, from director Lisa F. Jackson and producer Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen, features raw and intimate interviews with students from college campuses across the country who describe surviving sexual assault only to be met with apathy, disbelief, blame and retaliation from the authorities when they tried to report the crime.

KCET.org and LinkTV.org will publish Online editorial content at KCET.org/linkvoices and LinkTV.org/linkvoices will give readers an immersive experience to help inform them on the issue of sexual assault at universities across the country.

April also marks the KCET and Link TV LINK VOICES premiere of the documentary “U.S. vs. John Lennon,” about the iconic Beatles band member who ignited a powerful movement for world peace during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

LINK VOICES provides viewers with a unique collection of documentaries that showcases a variety of perspectives, untold stories and regional flavors. This impactful documentary series features cultural, social and environmental issues throughout history and how these issues affect society today.

The lineup will telecast as follows (schedule subject to change*):

LINK VOICES: “U.S. vs. John Lennon” Wed., Apr. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on KCET in Southern California and Link TV nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410)

The 2006 documentary follows English musician John Lennon’s transformation from a member of The Beatles to a rallying anti-war activist striving for world peace. The documentary showcases interviews with those close to Lennon, as well as archival material. Available for streaming seven days after broadcast on kcet.org/linkvoices and linktv.org/linkvoices.

LINK VOICES: “The Fog of War” Wed., Apr. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on KCET in Southern California and Link TV nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410)

This documentary by Errol Morris is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara as he takes us on an insider's view of the seminal events of the 20th Century. The film combines extraordinary archival footage, recreations, declassified White House recordings, and features an original score by Oscar® nominated composer Philip Glass. The film is a disquieting and powerful essay on war, rationality, and human nature.

LINK VOICES: “It Happened Here” Wed., Apr. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on KCET in Southern California and Link TV nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410)

When five survivors of sexual assault on college campuses tried to get justice, they were ignored, belittled and shamed, while their attackers remained on campus with impunity. But instead of hiding away in shame, the survivors chose to speak out and found a way to force institutional change. Available for streaming seven days after broadcast on kcet.org/linkvoices and linktv.org/linkvoices, as well as on AppleTV, Roku and Hulu.

LINK VOICES: “The Truth About Meat” Wed., Apr. 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on KCET in Southern California and Link TV nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410)

The latest United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) estimates suggest that livestock are responsible for 14.5% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – the same amount produced by all the world’s cars, places, trains and boats put together. The film follows the ever-increasing appetite for meat and what consumers should be eating if they want to minimize the impact on the world. Available for streaming 14 days after broadcast on kcet.org/linkvoices and linktv.org/linkvoices.

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KCETLink Media Group 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. Select programming from KCET and Link TV is also available for streaming on Hulu, Apple TV, and Roku platforms.

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