- Free Speech TV
Free Speech TV (FSTV) is a free
satellite televisionstation in the United Statesfounded in 1995. Its roots extend back to 1989 with "The 90's" public television series and The 90's Channel cable network.
"Free Speech TV"'s mission statement reads:
It is based in Denver,
Colorado. It is a publicly-supported, independent, non-profit TV channel that is a project of Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization.
Free Speech TV broadcasts independently-produced documentaries dealing with social, political, cultural, and environmental issues; commissions and produces original programming; develops programming partnerships and collaborations with social justice organizations; provides special live broadcasts from remote locations; and maintains an adjunct Web site that hosts one of the Internet's largest collection of progressive audio and video content. FSTV programming includes "
Democracy Now!", "Liberty News TV", " Mental Engineering", " INN World Report", " Gay USA", "AGR TV", and the originally produced "SourceCode".
The station can be viewed on 163
public accesschannels throughout the USA and on Channel 9415 on U.S. satellite system Dish Networkin order to comply with FCCrules adopted in 1998 that require cable and satellite carriers to reserve a certain amount of space "for noncommercial programming of an educational or informational nature." It currently reaches over 25 million U.S. homes.
Its programming is often very critical of the U.S. government and the post-
World War IImilitary operations of the United Statesand particularly critical of President George W. Bushand his administration. During the 1990s, it also opposed many policies of President Bill Clintonand the Republican-controlled Congress under Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
* [http://www.freespeech.org Free Speech TV Website]
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