July 27, 2010

For Immediate Release

“Midweek Politics with David Pakman” Launches Nationally on Free Speech TV Network
Increases Reach by 30 million on DirecTV & DISH Network

NORTHAMPTON, MA – July 27, 2010 – Midweek Politics with David Pakman, the internationally-syndicated weekly talk radio and television program that originates in Northampton, MA, will become available to 30 million additional listeners and viewers on the Free Speech TV Network (FSTV), beginning on July 31, 2010.
FSTV will broadcast Midweek Politics with David Pakman on Saturdays at 7PM ET and on Sunday at 5AM ET. FSTV reaches over 30 million US homes and airs on DirecTV (channel 348) and DISH Network (channel 9415).

Free Speech TV, launched in 1995, is an independent, publicly-supported, 501(c)3  non-profit TV multi-platform digital media pioneer. Using both television and the Internet, Free Speech TV inspires viewers to become civically engaged to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable society. FSTV, based in Denver, CO is owned and operated by Public Communicators, founded in 1974. Midweek Politics with David Pakman joins “Democracy Now”, “The Thom Hartmann Program Live”, “GRITtv with Laura Flanders”, and a wealth of other programming on FSTV. FSTV program schedules are available at

“I couldn’t imagine a better next step in television for us than FSTV,” said host David Pakman, host of Midweek Politics with David Pakman. “We’ve been interested in partnering with FSTV since launching the TV show, and it couldn’t have happened at a more opportune time.”

Midweek Politics with David Pakman producer Louis Motamedi, added that “we’re ready to step up the TV version of our show, and this additional exposure to audiences nationwide via FSTV offers us the right opportunity to grow.”

Midweek Politics with David Pakman is a multi-media political talk show focusing on the politics and news of the week, news analysis and regular interviews with key players in the liberal, conservative, and non-political arenas. Recent guests have included Senator John Kerry, Member of Congress Dennis Kucinich, Richard Neal, and Jan Schakowsky, former Governors Jesse Ventura and Michael Dukakis, Congressman Joe Sestak, The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur, and countless others.

Midweek Politics with David Pakman first aired in 2005 as a local political talk program, broadcasting from Northampton, Massachusetts. The program now airs on about 100 public and commercial  radio and television stations in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Africa. Programs also appear on YouTube ( and are available in podcast format.

Midweek Politics with David Pakman is owned and produced by Vivid Edge Media Group of Northampton, MA. For information on Midweek Politics with David Pakman, program schedules, and membership and sponsorship opportunities, visit the program’s website at or the program’s pages at Facebook ( and Twitter (