Free Speech TV

Free Speech TV

Free Speech TV (FSTV) is a free satellite television station in the United States founded in 1995. Its roots extend back to 1989 with "The 90's" public television series and The 90's Channel cable network.

Mission statement

"Free Speech TV"'s mission statement reads:

Funding

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.

Programming

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 access channels throughout the USA and on Channel 9415 on U.S. satellite system Dish Network in order to comply with FCC rules 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.

Criticism

Its programming is often very critical of the U.S. government and the post-World War II military operations of the United States and particularly critical of President George W. Bush and his administration. During the 1990s, it also opposed many policies of President Bill Clinton and the Republican-controlled Congress under Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

ee also

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External links

* [http://www.freespeech.org Free Speech TV Website]


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