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Rich & Poor: Inequality in America — 4 hour special on Link TV

Friday, October 06, 2006
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Link TV
Location Details:
Tune in to Link TV nationwide on DIRECTV ch. 375 and DISH NETWORK ch. 9410, as well as on cable channel MHz3 in DC, VA and MD; eaTV (ch. 27) in San Francisco; and KRCB (ch. 22) in Northern California.

Link TV will broadcast a four-hour special, Rich & Poor: Inequality in America, on Friday, Oct. 6, Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 28, beginning at 5 p.m. PST and 8 p.m. EST.

Part of a gripping collection of programs you must see before you vote in November, the special night explores the widening gulf between the haves and have-nots in the U.S., and what policies are driving the growing divide.

The special will feature “Moyers on Inequality in America,” a stirring, two-hour speech by Bill Moyers, the veteran journalist calls for people to rise up and demand equality. Not equal incomes — but for a decent and fair society in which money is not the sole determinant of status of comfort. Speaking at a 2004 conference sponsored by, Moyers examines the challenges to democracy when wealth, power, and income are in the hands of the few.

Further exploring these issues, Link TV host Wendy Hanamura interviews Air America radio host, Thom Hartmann, author of the new book, “Screwed, the Undeclared War Against the Middle Class.”

Part of this story is the disappearing factory job in America. Link TV traces this story around the globe, right into the sweatshops of Bangladesh and China, in “The Outsourcing Report: Sweatshop Warriors.” We examine how the low wage workers around the world are being exploited, and talk to political satirist, Will Durst, who hosts “The Outsourcing Report.”

Link TV will also premiere “Poverty Outlaw,” a first-person account of one woman’s struggle to live on and off welfare and her fight, with other women who share her plight, to organize and fight for better rights. “Poverty Outlaw” is the human drama of women ready to do anything and everything to keep their children and avoid the special penalties of being poor.

Also in this special, selections from Robert Greenwald’s powerful documentary “Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price,” which uncovers the retail giant’s assault on families and American values in the pursuit of profit. The film dives into the deeply personal stories and everyday lives of families and communities struggling to fight a goliath.

Link TV is available on DIRECTV channel 375 and Dish Network channel 9410 and on cable in select markets, including New York, San Francisco and Washington DC. See programs streamed on-line, and check out our schedule at
For repeat program times and details on how to get Link TV on cable visit Link TV’s website.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Oct 5, 2006 1:38PM
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