KCET to Air Award-Winning Independent News Program 'Democracy Now!' in February


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.

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

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.



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