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Democracy Now!: An Award-winning Weekday Global News Hour

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For Broadcasters

If you’re a station manager or programming staffer, join a growing list of stations around the world who choose to broadcast Democracy Now! as a daily global news program.

If you’d like more information about broadcasting Democracy Now! on your station review our Broadcaster FAQ or contact us via email or call 212-431-9090 ext 802.

About Democracy Now!

In 1996 Democracy Now! was launched on nine public radio stations.
Today, the daily news hour airs on more than 1,500 public TV and radio stations around the world and has grown to be one of the leading independent U.S.-based TV and radio news and public affairs programs.

Hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and
Juan González, Democracy Now! reports the breaking daily headlines followed by in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues.

Democracy Now! brings a diversity of voices not often heard on other U.S. media outlets. These voices include independent and international journalists, scientists, academics and independent analysts, historians, grassroots leaders, artists, filmmakers, authors and ordinary people affected by events in the U.S. and around the globe.

Program Format

Democracy Now! is produced live each weekday from 8:00 to 8:59 am ET. The program length is 59 minutes, beginning with 8 to 10 minutes of breaking news headlines, followed by an in-depth interview format which allows for extended discussions, analysis and debates around the important news of the day. The program includes two one-minute music breaks at approximately 20 and 40 minutes into the program.

The Democracy Now! news hour is distributed live to TV and radio stations via satellite and livestream. Broadcast quality digital files are also available. The program is offered at no cost to public, college and community access TV, radio and internet stations. Many TV and radio stations air the news hour live and program at later times throughout the day.

For 25 years Democracy Now! has been producing top-quality award-winning journalism covering breaking news from around the world with in-depth reporting on important stories—stories often picked up later by other news programs. More and more stations are finding out the Democracy Now! news hour rounds out their station news programing adding important diverse global perspectives.

Fundraising for your Station

Democracy Now! partners with local public TV and radio stations to support independent and public media. Host Amy Goodman’s speaking appearances at college campuses, libraries, community centers and a host of other venues bring dedicated audiences together for station fundraising events.

Amy Goodman’s customized pre-recorded promos and live on-air pitching offers stations new opportunities to fundraise around news and public affairs programing. Democracy Now! premium incentives are also available for station fundraising.

Sold out attendance at Democracy Now!’s fundraising events over the past 25 years demonstrate the hunger audiences have for quality independent news and the eagerness of Democracy Now! audiences to support broadcast outlets that provide quality content to their communities.

Stations interested in Democracy Now! fundraising support should contact us via email.

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