“Media Edge” is a video magazine series presented on Channel 17 each Sunday night at 8:00 PM. “Media Edge” has offered two hours of in-depth, thought-provoking, progressive viewpoints every week since April 2005 and features segments created by local producers, along with nationally distributed videos and documentaries.
“An Evening with Amy Goodman” (94 minutes) — On January 13, 2012, Amy Goodman spoke to a capacity crowd of about 500 people at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Sacramento.
She discussed the winds of change blowing across the globe, from Tahrir in Egypt to the Occupy Movement throughout the United States. Amy Goodman is a progressive broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. She is the principal host of Democracy Now!, an independent global news program
broadcast daily on radio, television and the Internet seen at 6 PM and midnight M-F on channel 17).
Democracy Now!, which began in 1996, now airs on more than 225 stations across North America. Goodman has received dozens of awards for her work, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the George Polk Award, as well as the 2008 Right Livelihood Award.
“Yes He Can! — Hold Wall Street Accountable” (3.5 minutes) — California State Attorney General Kamela Harris is standing up against a proposed “sweetheart” deal that would let big banks avoid a full investigation for their role in the housing crisis. On January 19, people rallied in Sacramento to ask President Obama to join her and act immediately to investigate. Media Edge producer Michael Stavros was there, and prepared this report.