Link TV Premieres New Documentaries and Specials in December | KCET
Link TV Premieres New Documentaries and Specials in December
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
Downeast - 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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