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 Screwed:
"The powers that be are running roughshod over the powers that OUGHT to be. Hartmann tells us what went wrong — and what you and I can do to help set American right again."
Jim Hightower, National Radio Commentator, Writer, Public Speaker, and author of the bestselling Thieves in High Places
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom is a national treasure. Read him, embrace him, learn from him, and follow him as we all work for social change."
Robert Greenwald, political activist and founder and president of Brave New Films
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom Hartmann is a literary descendent of Ben Franklin and Tom Paine. His unflinching observations and deep passion inspire us to explore contemporary culture, politics, and economics; challenge us to face the facts of the societies we are creating; and empower us to demand a better world for our children and grandchildren."
John Perkins, author of the New York Times bestselling book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man