Free Speech TV and The Campaign for America's Future Announce the Exclusive National Television Live Broadcast of the Take Back the American Dream Conference

Sep 30, 2011, 14:46 ET from The Campaign for America's Future

Thom Hartmann to Host Live from FSTV's e-Studio in Washington, DC

DENVER, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Free Speech TV (FSTV), The Campaign for America's Future, and Rebuild the Dream announced today that Thom Hartmann along with other progressive media personalities and grassroots organizers will host Free Speech TV's exclusive live coverage of the Take Back the American Dream Conference in Washington, DC on October 3-5, 2011.

The event is expected to draw hundreds of activists, community organizers, bloggers, elected officials and union workers from all over the country. The conference will feature nationally-known speakers like Van Jones from the Rebuild the Dream movement, author Drew Westen, Former Sec. of Labor Robert Reich, the AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka, Rep. Barney Frank, Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Donna Edwards, Rep. Barbara Lee, Mary Kay Henry of SEIU, Campaign for America's Future's Robert Borosage, Nation Editor/Publisher Katrina Vanden Heuval and many more progressive leaders.

"We praise Free Speech TV for providing complete and commercial-free coverage of our The Take Back the American Dream conference, and are thrilled to be able to expand the reach of our movement and ideas to millions of U.S. homes across the country," said Isaiah Poole, The Campaign for America's Future Executive Editor.

Take Back the American Dream is an inaugural annual conference organized by The Campaign for America's Future and Van Jones' organization, Rebuild The Dream.

"We are honored to provide a national platform for this groundbreaking progressive gathering, which closely aligns with Free Speech TV's mission of empowering citizens to become actively engaged in the shaping of our nation's future. We are proud to provide a front-row seat to Take Back the American Dream to over 35 million U.S. homes and to thousands of online viewers via our live stream," said Free Speech TV Executive Director, Don Rojas.

The live television broadcast will include keynote speeches, panels and exclusive interviews from the FSTV e-Studio with conference speakers, grassroots organizers, politicians and analysts. The broadcast will be available nationally on DISH Network channel 9415, DIRECTV channel 348 and numerous US cable access stations across the country.

Free Speech TV's coverage will also be streamed live at, as well as on, and partner websites like, The Nation, Mother Jones, Yes! magazine, AlterNet and many more.

For more information about the conference, please visit

About Free Speech TV
Launched in 1995, Free Speech TV is an independent, publicly-supported, non-profit TV multi-platform digital media pioneer. Using both television and the Internet, Free Speech TV inspires viewers to become civically engaged to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable society. Free Speech TV is owned and operated by Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization, founded in 1974. Free Speech TV reaches 35 million U.S. homes, broadcasting full-time on DISH Network channel 9415, DIRECTV channel 348, part-time on 200 US community cable affiliate stations, and online at

About The Campaign for America's Future
The Campaign for America's Future (CAF) is a center for ideas and action that works to build an enduring majority for progressive change. The Campaign advances a progressive economic agenda and a vision of the future that works for the many, not simply the few. The Campaign is leading the fight for America's priorities – for good jobs and a sustainable economy, and for strengthening the safety net.

For more information, contact:
Giselle Campagna, Development and Marketing Director
Free Speech TV
giselle (at) freespeech (dot) org

SOURCE The Campaign for America's Future