Note: this is a guest post from Catherine Day of Link TV. I asked Catherine to describe one of television's best-kept secrets on environmental programming -- Link TV.
One thing is for sure -- Link TV viewers are. This small independent (and nonprofit) channel has been around for 10 years, and if you’ve managed to find it in your satellite channel surfing, you’ve most likely caught a glimpse of the world that has been marginalized in mainstream media. The channel’s mission is to bring an international perspective to Americans that they most likely won’t find anywhere else on television.
If I had to recommend one show to start watching on Link TV, it would be our environmental magazine, Earth Focus. The latest episode, Earth Focus 14, will tell you how solar power has improved living conditions in some of the world’s most remote areas. It has even saved a rare species of crane in Bhutan.
Earth Focus 15, due for a release in early August, is going to show Link TV viewers how the United States military plans to green their operations. Executive Producer and creator Raisa Scriabine told me this morning that this new episode is almost ready to go— she is waiting on some footage of hybrid vehicles from the Department of Defense. Be sure to check it out online or on the air.
Link TV is a 501(c)(3) available on Channel 9410 on Dish Network and Channel 375 on DirecTV.
Catherine Day works with Link TV and has helped the channel modernize its distribution, content and branding. In addition, Catherine works with many local sustainability projects, businesses and social innovators in the California vortex of media, sustainability and technology.