Real Reality Television: Link TV

Link TV is a treasure chest of vital international television
by Anthony Kaufman
May-June 2009

image by www.linktv.org


Content Tools

Related Content

The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 10.24.11

This week’s link collection includes old band T-shirts, Iceland’s midnight sun, Willa Cather, and mo...

Environmental Destruction May Be Masked by Tennessee Valley Authority

Last year, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) made headlines when a coal slurry retention pond col...

In Search of the Ecstatic State

Exploring the ecstatic state—a global phenomenon found in all kinds of spiritual and religious tradi...

The Hidden Cost of Solar Panels

Nitrogen trifluoride, which is used in the production of solar panels, flat-screen televisions, and ...

Link TV is television unfettered by national allegiance. The San Francisco–based TV network launched in 1999 with a mission to engage and educate American audiences about world affairs. With 5 million faithful viewers, Link is best known for Mosaic: World News from the Middle East, a daily 30-minute show started shortly after 9/11 that highlights coverage from more than 35 Mideast news programs. (The White House and the U.S. State Department are among its fans.)

Taking a break from politics, the network is also the only place on TV where you’ll find the music video for Serbian-Slovenian rock star Magnifico’s cover of the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun”; episodes of the popular Israeli show Arab Labor, a culture-clash comedy about a Palestinian-Israeli journalist; and hard-to-find acclaimed foreign films shown as part of Link’s Cinemondo series, including Russian auteur Alexander Sokurov’s recent antiwar meditation Alexandra and Egyptian director Youssef Chahine’s classic 1958 noir Cairo Station. Who said TV is just chewing gum for the eyes?








Post a comment below.

 








Pay Now & Save $5!
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Want to gain a fresh perspective? Read stories that matter? Feel optimistic about the future? It's all here! Utne Reader offers provocative writing from diverse perspectives, insightful analysis of art and media, down-to-earth news and in-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.

Save Even More Money By Paying NOW!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $5 and get 4 issues of Utne Reader for only $31.00 (USA only).

Or Bill Me Later and pay just $36 for 4 issues of Utne Reader!