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Link TV Premieres New Episodes of Earth Focus in November

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San Francisco, Calif. - Nov. 15, 2013 - Link TV debuts two brand new episodes

of Earth Focus, an environmental

series that features investigative reports on how changes to the Earth's

resources and climate are affecting everyday people all over the world. 

"Asian Elephants"

- Sunday, November 17 at 9 p.m. PST / Monday, November

18 at 12:30 a.m.

In collaboration with The Ecologist Film Unit and Elephant Family,

this episode of Earth Focus presents

investigative reports on endangered Asian elephants. In Sumatra, Indonesia, only 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain, but as their last great

forest habitat is being logged at a feverish pace to make way for palm oil

plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. In Thailand

and Myanmar, an illegal brutal trade in wild baby elephants is contributing to

declining elephant populations. On the Thai-Myanmar border, at least 50-100

elephant calves and young females are removed from their forest homes every

year and are traded illegally to supply tourist camps. Countless elephants die

in the process, threatening the remaining populations of this endangered

species. The episode repeats

on Thursday, November 21 at 6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST.

"Faile Street - Human Cost of Foreclosure" - Monday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. PST / 10:30 p.m. EST

This episode takes a close look at the human cost of apartment

foreclosure in New York, with a special presentation of Faile Street, a film by John Light and Elaisha Stoke. The apartment

foreclosure crisis hurt millions of middle class Americans in the years after

the Great Recession, but it also affected the urban real estate market. In New

York, apartment foreclosures left thousands of mostly lower-income renters

living in buildings that were stuck in limbo between former owners, the

foreclosing bank, and the auction block. These tenants found their home

environment deteriorating around them, and their health in serious jeopardy. Faile Street follows four tenants living

in the Bronx borough of New York -- and the housing advocates they turn to for

help -- as they struggle to keep their homes livable and their families safe.

This episode repeats on Thursday, November 28 at 6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST.

For more information, visit http://www.linktv.org/earthfocus

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.

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