PRESS RELEASE : 12, October 2010

The Big Picture, a no-holds-barred talk show created and hosted by Thom Hartmann will appear on RT

Thom Hartmann, bestselling author of Screwed: The Undeclared War Against The Middle Class and We The People: A Call To Take Back America and network radio personality is going into partnership with RT television.

Launching tonight, this innovative addition to RT's rundown will air week-nights at 9 pm and 11 pm

The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann will broadcast from RT's state-of-the-art studios in downtown Washington D.C. to millions of U.S. and Canadian households that receive the channel via cable and satellite.

Said Thom Hartmann, "We are excited to be in the Nation's capital, the epicenter of political process at such a critical time. The next two-years in our election cycle will be the new dancing with the stars.....and we plan to bring our audience in-depth coverage on the issues effecting us all."

Emmy International nominated channel RT has its studio hubs in Moscow and Washington D.C. and continues its worldwide expansion.

With its bold and original programming, RT is making inroads into what used to be mainstream media dominated television markets.

Margarita Simonyan , RT editor-in-chief, explains the channels growing success.

"As an alternative media source often interacting with independent journalists and controversial opinion makers , RT has become a major player in the battle for information in recent years."


Thom Hartmann is a NY Times bestselling author of over twenty books, and his Thom Hartmann Program is heard daily on hundreds of radio stations, SiriusXM, DirectTV and Dish Network, broadcast live from 12pm-3pm across the US and on five continents, syndicated by Dial-Global, Pacifica, and Free Speech TV Network. For two years in a row, Hartmann has been ranked by Talkers Magazine as America's number one progressive talk show host.

In the US, RT is available on cable in Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Diego. for more information click here.

In Canada, RT is available in all major cities via Shaw Cable and Rogers Cable.

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From Cracking the Code:
"In Cracking the Code, Thom Hartmann, America’s most popular, informed, and articulate progressive talk show host and political analyst, tells us what makes humans vulnerable to unscrupulous propagandists and what we can do about it. It is essential reading for all Americans who are fed up with right-wing extremists manipulating our minds and politics to promote agendas contrary to our core values and interests."
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community and When Corporations Rule the World and board chair of YES! magazine
From Cracking the Code:
"No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through—to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen
From Screwed:
"Hartmann speaks with the straight talking clarity and brilliance of a modern day Tom Paine as he exposes the intentional and systematic destruction of America’s middle class by an alliance of political con artists and outlines a program to restore it. This is Hartmann at his best. Essential reading for those interested in restoring the institution that made America the envy of the world."
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World