I was so jazzed to see this in my INBOX not long before leaving the office today. I've been following their work, but until today they were only on Dish network and I have DirectTV. The excellent Laura Flanders, late of FAIR (and pushed out of Pacifica) is 'anchoring' just now (11:17 CDT).
Really good stuff. Don't pollute your mind with Doris Kearns on MacNeil/Lehrer, watch this.
Joseph Noonan Houston, TX jfn1 at msc.com
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 14:22:43 -0700 From: Robert Eisert <reisert at worldlinktv.com> To: newsletter at worldlinktv.com Subject: Schedule Change - We're Crashing The Party!
WORLDLINK TV Special Update 8/16/2000 http://www.worldlinktv.com On DirecTV - Channel 375 On The Dish Network - Channel 9410
Dear WorldLink TV Newsletter Subscriber,
The following is a special edition of the WorldLink TV Newsletter.
LIVE COVERAGE FROM THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER IN LOS ANGELES
Frustrated with the mainstream media's superficial coverage of the events at the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles? WorldLink TV is here to help. We will be interrupting our regularly scheduled programming today (Wednesday, 8/16), tomorrow, and possibly Friday, to bring you live coverage of real issues being discussed at the Independent Media Center (IMC) in Los Angeles. The IMC is part of a broad coalition of media activists and organizations dedicated to publicizing issues often ignored or misrepresented by the mainstream media.
SCHEDULE Note - Day and time of airing information is for first airing only. Programs repeat three times within 24 hours in six-hour intervals.
WEDNESDAY, 8/16 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM PT - Tuesday discussions (taped) 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM PT - Wednesday discussions (live)
THURSDAY, 8/17 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM PT - Thursday discussions (live)
FRIDAY, 8/18 (tentative) 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM PT - Friday discussions (live)
With the cooperation of Free Speech TV and the IMC (http://www.indymedia.org/index.php3), we are pleased to provide you with an opportunity to inform yourself about issues barely spoken of on the floor of the Staples Center, or in the mainstream media booths.
While this convention has been a bit more issue oriented than the infomercial presented by the GOP in Philadelphia, most of the media is still covering it with all the depth of a sporting event. The nightly punditry focuses primarily on analyzing strategic gamesmanship, at the expense of discussing the real issues at stake in this election. We hear more about the tactics of the speaking order than we do about how a Gore/Lieberman administration will address the impact of globalization, or of their plans to implement campaign finance reform.
Our mission is to cut through this Beltway blather and cover real people discussing real policies that affect all of us. We plan more live coverage of this sort in the future. Let us know how you like this it.
OTHER HELPFUL LINKS
Below are links to other organization that provide alternative coverage of political events:
www.grassroots.com www.alternet.org www.shadowconvention.org www.mediachannel.org
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