Link TV Showcases New Lineup of Pledge Specials
to Close Out 15th Year Anniversary Celebration and
Continues Presenting Groundbreaking Content
Notable On-Air Guests Include Award-Winning Journalists and Activists Laura Flanders and Chris Hedges, Former NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman, Energy Expert Michael T. Klare, and Historian and Economist Gar Alperovitz
Burbank - Nov. 23, 2015 - Link TV, a national independent public satellite television network announced today a lineup of new, exclusive pledge programming to air during this holiday season that engages, educates and activates viewers to become involved in the world.
As Link TV closes out the year of its 15th anniversary, new pledge specials aim to bring viewers noncommercial programming that uses media and the power of stories to inspire them to become involved in the world. Link TV connects audiences with the people at the heart of breaking events, organizations at the forefront of social change and with the cultures of an increasingly global community.
"Link TV, originally called World-Link TV, was the first nationwide independent satellite television network dedicated to providing unfiltered culturally diverse programming with a different global orientation than what was broadcast by mainstream media," said Link TV co-founder Kim Spencer. "We continue to seek out the leading voices who can provide unorthodox viewpoints and powerful ideas that challenge our audience to think differently about the world."
Link TV is an independent viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, funded by contributions from generous individuals and grants from foundations. Link TV receives no government funding, advertiser or carrier revenue. Link TV is available via satellite on DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410.
In addition to a new web site launch at LinkTV.org, Link TV's compelling on-air and online content continues to engage viewers in a changing media landscape. Content is also streaming on-demand at linktv.org and on the Link TV Roku channel.
Link TV's upcoming pledge special lineup includes:
Three Nights, Three Days: Endeavour's Journey Through Los Angeles
Premieres Thurs., Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
THREE NIGHTS, THREE DAYS is a documentary on Endeavour's 68-hour transport through the streets of Los Angeles. The film takes a behind-the-scenes look at the monumental feat of moving a 150,000-pound national treasure through 14 miles of urban, public streets. Val Zavala interviews Lynda Oschin, former NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman, filmmaker David Knight, from the California Science Center Ken Phillips, William Harris, Jeffrey Rudolph, and from Toyota North America Michael Rouse and Russ Koble.
Constructing Rebellion: Chris Hedges On The Overthrow of Corporate Tyranny
Premieres Sat., Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
A June 2015 talk by Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges on his book The Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt. Moderated discussion by Truthdig columnist and "Uprising" host, Sonali Kolhatkar
Laura Flanders Investigates: A Moment to a Movement
Premieres Sat., Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
LAURA FLANDERS INVESTIGATES features "Baltimore: The Issues Behind The Uprising," and a look at the road to recovery both economically and socially for New Orleans ten years after Katrina. This special features an exclusive interview with Laura Flanders.
The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources
Premieres Mon., Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Renowned energy expert Michael T. Klare provides an invaluable account of the new and increasingly dangerous competition for the world's dwindling natural resources.
The Next American Revolution: Beyond Corporate Capitalism and State Socialism
Premieres Mon., Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Renowned historian and economist Gar Alperovitz shows how the U.S. can replace economic inequality, wage stagnation, chronic unemployment, and unchecked corporate and state power with a system more in keeping with American values.
The New Environmentalists Pledge Special
Premieres Tues., Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS share a common goal - safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. The film is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group's Emmy Award-winning series featuring inspiring portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. This special features locations such as Chicago, Ithaca and Kenya. Plus an exclusive extended piece on the Marshlands of Mesopotamia and an interview with Azzam Alwash.
Born This Way Pledge Special
Premieres Sat., Dec 12 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
BORN THIS WAY steps outside the genre of activist filmmaking and offers a vivid and poetic portrait of day-to-day life in modern Africa. Lyrical imagery, devastating homophobia, the influence of western culture and a hidden-camera courtroom drama mysteriously coalesce into a story of what is possible in the global fight for equality. Derrick Shore and Leyla Farrah interviews the director Shaun Kadlec and one of the film's main subjects, Cedric Tchante.
Earth Focus Pledge Special
Premieres Thurs., Dec 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Two new reports from EARTH FOCUS deal with global concerns. "Fukushima: Can it Happen in the US?" probes safety issues at nuclear power generating plants. "Cold Rush" looks at the opening of the Arctic region, as climate change melts the northern ice, leading to a new Russian-American competition for shipping lanes and oil/gas exploration.
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 34 million US households. Link TV is now available as a channel on Roku® players and Roku-enabled TVs in the U.S. Link TV is a service of KCETLink Media Group, the national, nonprofit independent digital and broadcast network. For complete background information, program schedule and Internet streaming, go to www.LinkTV.org. Follow on Twitter and on Facebook.