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 The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"In an age rife with media-inspired confusion and political cowardice, we yearn for a decent, caring, deeply human soul whose grasp of the problems confronting us provides a light by which we can make our way through the quagmire of lies, distortions, pandering, and hollow self-puffery that strips the American Dream of its promise. How lucky we are, then, to have access to the wit, wisdom, and willingness of Thom Hartmann, who shares with us here that very light, grown out of his own life experience."
Mike Farrell, actor, political activist, and author of Just Call Me Mike and Of Mule and Man
From Screwed:
"I think many of us recognize that for all but the wealthiest, life in America is getting increasingly hard. Screwed explores why, showing how this is no accidental process, but rather the product of conscious political choices, choices we can change with enough courage and commitment. Like all of Thom’s great work, it helps show us the way forward."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While
From Cracking the Code:
"Thom Hartmann ought to be bronzed. His new book sets off from the same high plane as the last and offers explicit tools and how-to advice that will allow you to see, hear, and feel propaganda when it's directed at you and use the same techniques to refute it. His book would make a deaf-mute a better communicator. I want him on my reading table every day, and if you try one of his books, so will you."
Peter Coyote, actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall