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9-11-02: Pacifica day-long national broadcast

Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 07:32:35 -0700
From: Scott Gurian
Subject: Pacifica 9/11 Press Release

Please distribute this press release far and wide.

Stations choosing to broadcast all or part of this program should contact me (sgurian@earthlink.net) with those details.

Scott Gurian
Producer, Pacifica 9/11 Special
"Patriots for Peace and Global Justice"


News Release
September 5, 2002

For immediate release

Contact: Verna Avery-Brown
(202) 588-0999 x349

Pacifica Radio features "Patriots for Peace and Global Justice," a day-long, national broadcast to commemorate the one year anniversary of September 11th.

WASHINGTON, DC (September 5) The Pacifica Radio Network will broadcast a special, thirteen hour program on September 11, 2002, entitled "Patriots for Peace and Global Justice." The program will run from 7AM to 8PM (EDT), and is a collaborative venture between the five Pacifica stations and its affiliates around the country. It is available for broadcast in whole or in part by any noncommercial or community radio station.

In the aftermath of last Septemberís terrorist attacks, the image in much of the mainstream media was a nation in lockstep behind the President and supportive of a military response. But amidst the flag-waving and patriotic chanting, there existed another sort of patriotism. Around the nation, thousands of people began to question government actions, take part in peace vigils and state emphatically that their grief was not a cry for war. This broadcast will take a look at these "Patriots for Peace and Global Justice."

It will start out at Pacificaís national headquarters in Washington, DC and then move to Ground Zero in New York, where it will be co-hosted by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! and station WBAI. Throughout the rest of the day, programming from Berkeley (KPFA), Houston (KPFT) and Los Angeles (KPFA) will feature discussion of the events of 9/11 from the perspectives of Arabs, Palestinians, African Americans and family members of victims of the attacks. Scheduled guests include author Noam Chomsky, environmental activist Vandana Shiva, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Harvard professor Cornell West, comedian/ activist Dick Gregory and former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, as well as grassroots activists around the country working for change. Also featured will be Muslim-Americans whose civil liberties have been violated in the aftermath of September 11th and women who have traveled from Ground Zero in New York to Afghanistanís "Ground Zero" site of U.S.-led bombing.

Pacifica is the nation's oldest listener-supported, non-commercial radio network. Founded in 1949 in Berkeley, California, Pacifica is devoted to the exercise of free speech, creative expression and the showcase of dissenting viewpoints.


For more info about Pacifica Radio, see http://www.pacifica.org


From an earlier email by Scott, here is the schedule for the various stations' parts of the 9/11 coverage: 7-am - 7:05 National Introduction (Washington)
11: - 12:30 WPFW (WEMC and other regional affiliates)
12:30-2:30 KPFA
2:30- 4:00 KPFT ( regional affiliates)
4:00- 5:00 FREE SPEECH RADIO NEWS (traditional half hour cast and half hour documentary)
5:00- 7:00 KPFK (regional affiliates)
7:00- 8:00 Washington wrap up with DEMOCRACY NOW

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