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Thanks for your resource rich response about what public television is providing. In the longer version of this post I gave kudos to NPR's Living on Earth show which I love and has been on as long as I've been paying attention. My focus is primarily commercial, mainstream media where there are large and established audiences who most 'need' to better understand what's at stake and what can be done on climate, etc. NPR and PBS do a great job covering the green beat - much better than most outlets - but it tends to have a more highly informed base. It's the rest of America I'm trying to reach and for which there is a programming vacuum.Internet and satellite radio have some green themed programming but tend to be self selecting, mostly the already conscious are tuning in for more. We need shows on prime time to reach the masses before we'll have the robust movement we need now!

Hey, Betsy, you're mainly correct on MSM, but PBS (on Earth Day) just aired three hours-back to back-on both the core science of climate change, and the essential solution: moving to a low-C (carbon) energy system. "Earth: The Operators' Manual" (ETOM), hosted by church-going, registered Republican, geoscientist Richard Alley, surely offers some video arrows for your outreach & public engagement quiver? Do only tree-huggers think climate change is real? View and share Admiral Titley's summary of what the Pentagon knows, and is already doing. (That's in our "How to Talk to an OSTRICH" webisode series, as well as program 1.) Concerned that the national government is distracted and has no energy policy? Look at what states and cities, from Alaska to Fort Worth, Baltimore to Portland, as well as Kansas, are already doing: that's ENERGY QUEST USA, our 3rd program. Congressman Blumenauer from Portland says the city has on average 20% less car trips because of mass transit, and families save $2,500 a year on gas. How's that for a response to prices at the pump? Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, we tried to be objective on the science, and positive about the opportunities to act sustainably. BTW, Justin Gillis of the NYT, who's had a number of straight-ahead front page articles on climate these past months, called ETOM "one of the more interesting documentary series to come along in years." Feel free to share our resources: as Sting sang, "If you love somebody, set them free" and they're all freely accessible via our website and on YouTube. Our project has "Operators' " in its title: S apostrophe: the word is plural. We're literally all in this together. Keep up the good work: feel free to fire off some of our videos. Onwards...

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