Thursday, August 07, 2008

Air America's conventional programming

Much like they did in 2004, Air America plans to make their presence known at both the Democratic and Republican conventions this year. Here's the press release:

NEW YORK -- Air America Media is traveling to both the Democratic National Convention in Denver, and, yes, the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. Air America hosts Rachel Maddow, Thom Hartmann, David Bender and Sam Seder will be reporting live from both venues, featuring interviews and analysis with top newsmakers, opinion makers and bloggers. Chuck D., Richard Greene, and Jon Elliott will also be reporting from Denver, and the irreverent Lionel from Minneapolis.

Plans for the Democratic National Convention, taking place August 25-28 in Denver, include:

  • The Thom Hartmann Program" (weekdays 12-3P EST) and "The Rachel Maddow Show" (weekdays 6-9pm EST), both broadcasting live from Denver.
  • "Convention: Special Team Coverage" airs all four nights of the convention beginning at 8P EST, featuring Maddow, Hartmann, Mark Green, David Bender and special guests discussing the daily happenings on and off the convent ion floor.
  • Air America's Web site editor-in-chief Sam Seder is blogging live from both Denver and Minneapolis, posting text, audio and video updates to throughout the conventions.
  • Air America's Web site,, will also feature live audio streaming from the podium of the evening's Convention proceedings.

    Plans for the Republican National Convention, taking place September 1-4 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, include AAR's outspoken liberal hosts reporting from the decidedly conservative convention:
  • "The Lionel Show" (weekdays 9A-12P EST), "The Thom Hartmann Program," "The Rachel Maddow Show" and David Bender will be broadcasting live from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

    "In this historic political year, Air America will be bringing our unique brand of opinion radio to both conventions, keeping the Democrats on their toes and keeping the Conservative Far (F)right honest, or at least less dishonest," said Mark Green, president of Air America Radio. "Our goal is to be politically direct and incorrect and to cut through all the standard talking points and the on-the-one-hand and on-the-other hand coverage by the Mainstream Media. We'll be reaching out to all Air Americans and Progressive Patriots on our 60 affiliates and XM and to all those who want to stream us live."


    Josh said...

    I am a former fan of AAR. They have destroyed what could have been the answer to FOX and the corporate media.

    They've exiled most of the real talent and personality they've had to other stations or to working for the website, and have replaced it with mediocre, apolitical, "safe", programming that is about as exciting and interesting as raw potatoes.

    Maybe if they change their programming AGAIN... (they do so every three months or so) they'll get it right.

    Mark Green should give back every penny.

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