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Link TV Premieres New Documentaries and Specials in December

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San Francisco, Calif. - Dec. 04, 2013 -Link TV will air new documentaries

and specials throughout the month of December. These programs cover an array of

topics, including: journeys of self-discovery; the state of the media; economic

and political issues; and animal species on the brink of extinction.

The Highest Pass - Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST

A modern Indian yogi and guru conducts

a voyage with 7 riders from the jungles of Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga,

into the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. With a broad range of skills and

personalities, the team navigates the difficult terrain, pursuing the highest

passes of India and those within themselves. Temperatures go from 100 degrees

to freezing. The motorcycles navigate dirt, gravel, snow and ice and the

onslaught of loaded trucks, known as road killers, as they climb 18,000 foot

peaks.  The riders share an experience of

a lifetime that will have a lasting effect on them as people and ultimately

help them as they continue with their own personal journeys.

Amy Goodman at Greenfest 2013 - Sunday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. PST/11 p.m. EST Award-winning

investigative journalist, syndicated columnist, author and the host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman delivers the

Keynote Address at the 2013 San Francisco Green Festival. Goodman highlights

the events, conflicts and social movements shaping our society today and

expresses a call to action for a

more inclusive and just media. The festival took place on November 9

&10 at the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center and gathered over

23,000 attendees.


- Tuesday,

Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. PST/11 p.m. EST

Set during an era of U.S.

post-industrialization in which numerous factories have been exported, Downeast focuses on a Boston

businessman's plan to reopen a local plant in rural Maine as a lobster-packing

facility, and rescue the community from the unemployment line. It seems like

the perfect solution. To sweeten the deal, he is eligible for money from a

$250,000 federal grant designed to help rebuild the local economy. But this is

where everything hits a snag. The local government needs to approve the grant,

and as it turns out, some of the politicians happen to work in the lobster

industry. While the town shows its support for the newly opened plant, the

leaders resist, putting their wallets before the good of the people. This film

is a microcosm of the misguided political and social forces that often result

in the loss of small businesses and jobs.

Animals on The Brink: Earth Focus Special

- Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. PST/11 p.m. EST

This special consists of three telling reports on

animal species that are on the brink of extinction. In "Shades of Gray:

Living with Wolves" the focus is on the controversial reintroduction of

Gray Wolves in Yellowstone Park and the policy of not allowing hunters to kill

them when the stray outside it. The clearing of the Indonesia jungles by giant

palm oil plantations, resulting in the possible extinction of the Sumatran

Elephant, is featured in "Liquid Ivory".  Lastly, in "Key to Coral Recovery," an

innovative offshore coral nursery and how it is restoring the damaged reefs in

the Florida Keys is highlighted.

About Link TV

Link TV is a viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization,

distributed nationally via satellite on DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network

channel 9410 - reaching more than 33 million US households. Link TV is a

service of KCETLink, the national independent public transmedia organization

formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. Select Link

TV programming also airs on 220 cable outlets, including in New York, Los

Angeles and San Francisco, reaching an additional 22 million

homes. Link also streams much of its content online at LinkTV.org.

For complete background information, program schedule and Internet streaming,

go to LinkTV.org. Follow on

Twitter @linktv, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/linktv. Link TV is a service of KCETLink.

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