New Functions for Downloading

With the changes in to have the costs of downloading covered by the downloading stations, we have added a few new functions.

New Congressional Legislation for PEG Stations Needs Your Help

As a result of recent rulings by the FCC and the adoption of Statewide Franchises in several states which have compromised the signal quality, financial support and availability of PEG channels, Congressional Representative Tammy Baldwin (WI-D), introduced HR 3745 "To amend the Communications Act of 1934” "to provide for carriage and display of public, educational, and government channels in a manner consistent with commercial channels, and for other purposes".

More info about this important legislation and how you can participate if you wish to contact your Congressional Representative and Representative Baldwin to voice your support can be found at This ACM write-up is well worth reading and well worth following the various links. Certainly the cable companies will be speaking up in opposition, but this is our chance to potentially make a difference in our future by letting our Representatives know how important this is to PEG stations.

New "Hear Me Now Video" Helps Support Microfinance in Bangladesh

With the support of Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Marlow Bevan and Milla Sunde set up The Green Children Foundation, to help support micofinance, education and healthcare initiatives. With the dissemination of original songs and moving videos, The Green Children promote various ways of helping the poor around the world, and raise money through the sale of their music.

"Hear Me Now", written and performed by The Green Children, Milla and Marlow, is a touching music video filmed entirely in the rural villages of Bangladesh, illustrating the women borrowers of 'Grameen Bank', or the 'bank for the poor', and promoting micro-finance as a means to eradicating poverty.

Watch or download this show at

PegMedia Now Over 1,000 Stations and Producers!

The PegMedia growth has been phenomenal. One producer describes it as "PegMedia continues to grow like a radiation-exposed gila monster".

We're now over 1000 stations and producers signed up and using the system. We have thousands of hours of programming online and over 2,000 downloads per week.

Thanks for being part of the PegMedia community and helping to make this work. And thanks to all the stations and producers who have helped us spread the word to other stations and producers!

Gorillas 98.6% Human on New Link TV Explore Episode

"Gorillas...98.6% Human" is a great new episode now up on Link TV Explore.

On a trip to Rwanda, Explore had the opportunity to visit four families of wild mountain gorillas, a species with only 720 remaining members. Their guide is Craig Sholley, who has been intimately involved in the preservation of African wildlife for more than 30 years. The team's thrilling interaction with these peaceful creatures - who share 98.6% of their genetic makeup with humans - is a startling reminder of their own humanity.

To preview or download this program, go to our PegMedia episode page at


Maui Film Festival award:

And if you like this Explore episode, please check out all the other episodes for Explore at

Link TV’s Global Pulse now on Pegmedia

“Global Pulse is Link TV’s global news series that compares and contrasts TV news stories from around the world.

Each fast-moving weekly 5-minute episode of Global Pulse focuses on one important news event – how that event was reported in the country where it happened, in regions of the world where points of view differ from our own, and in the US, where non-American information is usually filtered, and sometimes blocked.

Each episode of Global Pulse distills important details and unexpected perspectives from its database of over 40 daily half-hour news programs: ranging from Fox News to Al Jazeera to Venezuela’s Telesur to the BBC to Iran’s Press TV. Global Pulse is often out front of US news networks on breaking stories, because we have a broader vantage point. Welcomes "Explore"!

One of our jewels on the lineup of shows is “Explore” from Link TV.

Explore is based on a concept developed by and advanced under the leadership of Charles Annenberg Weingarten, with the support of the Annenberg Foundation. Explore is a philanthropic multimedia organization that makes documentary films and photographs to showcase extraordinary nonprofit efforts and leaders around the world.

Things Are Jumpin' at the Jook Joint

We've been adding more shows to Jook Joint, a great blues show produced and hosted by E. C. Scott. E. C. is well-known blues performer herself and includes a lot of great talent on the show.

Jook Joint is produced at Mid Peninsula Media Center, a community center for video media production on the San Francisco Peninsula, but the show has nationwide appeal. Jook Joint is one of PegMedia's most downloaded shows.

More shows are continually being produced and uploaded. Please check back from time to time.

Two More "Explore" Specials Up On

As part of Link TV’s commitment to PegMedia, they have put up extra episodes of Explore on PegMedia. We now have two more special episodes, one on China and the other on the Yangtze River and several other interesting topics.

Explore: China

With a population of 1.4 billion, the People’s Republic of China is vitally important to the planet. China’s rapid growth impacts the environment locally and globally. In a world affected by globalization, China embodies the phenomenon in both positive and negative ways. China’s modern society provides a better life for many but also brings with it a loss of cultural tradition and natural resources.

To uncover some of the mysteries of China, Charles Annenberg Weingarten and the Explore team set out on a three-week fact-finding mission through Beijing, Shanghai, Tibet, Wolong, Xi’an and beyond. Each stop brings them closer to grasping the complexities of the country’s ancient culture and the implications of modernization. Meeting with some of the most innovative minds and leading non-profit organizations across the country, the Explore team delves into issues such as the environment, human rights, public health, social change, philosophy and education.

From the Yangtze to the 'Hood

Join Charles Annenberg Weingarten and the Explore team in this special program featuring some of their most memorable expeditions, including a journey down China’s spectacular Yangtze River; a glimpse into the lives of Orca whales; a visit to a notorious African slave dungeon; and the inspiring story of how Father Boyle created Los Angeles-based “Homeboy Industries” – a non-profit organization that has succeeded in helping troubled youth leave the gang life to lead positive and productive lives.

For previews of these and other Explore programs, be sure to visit their web site at You can also sign up for the Explore newsletter at their site as well.

The Explore programs are of extremely high production quality and should be of interest to virtually every audience. Please take a look at these shows and the others in the Explore series. We think you’ll like them. And thanks to Link TV for sharing.

"Saturday Fright Special" Joins the PegMedia Community

The goal of PegMedia is to be a "community sharing community media". The words of Saturday Fright Special's Mark Nelson say it best:

"I have to say that I absolutely love the PegMedia site. I'd briefly been involved with delivering our show (SATURDAY FRIGHT SPECIAL) digitally via BitTorrent to a site maintained by the Concord, NH access station, and this is far easier and faster. Navigation and the organization of information is very clear and straightforward, and the site as a nice simple, pleasing-to-the-eye look.

And let me say that we at SFS are THRILLED to see how quickly our show has been grabbed by various stations all over the country. I've become addicted to repeatedly checking the "see downloading stations" page, as until PegMedia came along, our reach was from CT to ME. I was a bit knocked for a loop when I noticed stations in FL, MN, and KS taking a look-see at our program."

Mark Nelson, Saturday Fright Special,

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