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Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman Debuts on RIGHTNETWORK



Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman Debuts on RIGHTNETWORK

 

Series Now Available On Demand and on Public Television Stations Nationwide

 

Annapolis, MD - Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman a co-production of Grace Creek Media and the George W. Bush Institute, is now available on RIGHTNETWORK an independently owned media company that launched in September. Ideas in Action has been on the air since February 2010 and is hosted by veteran journalist and executive director of the Bush Institute, James K. Glassman.

 

"This deal furthers our goal of providing intelligent television programming for people interested in important ideas and their consequences," said series executive producer Andrew Walworth. "We want to reach viewers wherever they are and Video On Demand is a logical and significant component of our multiplatform distribution model. We look forward to working with RIGHTNETWORK's founder David Jaget and president Kevin McFeeley."

 

RIGHTNETWORK's distribution partners include Verizon, reaching 3.2 million FiOS On Demand customers, as well as other On Demand television providers such as Blue Ridge and Sky Angel. Ideas in Action programs are also available at www.rightnetwork.com. 

 

"The series is uniquely positioned in the marketplace, said RIGHTNETWORK's Kevin McFeeley. "It's hard to find a program that digs as deeply into the issues of the day as Ideas in Action. Jim Glassman and his guests really peel away the layers of some of our most complex domestic and international issues. That's a great fit for us and our viewers."

 

Ideas in Action, is available on more than 200 PBS stations nationwide as well as internationally through the Voice of America. Funding for the series is provided by Investor's Business Daily and the Searle Freedom Trust.

 

The series is the most recent in a long list of television credits for host Jim Glassman. Glassman's other credits include hosting the series TechnoPolitics for PBS, MoneyPolitics for WJLA (Washington DC's ABC affiliate), and Capital Gang Sunday for CNN. He is also the former publisher of The New Republic, former President of The Atlantic Monthly Co., and former co-owner and editor of Roll Call, the newspaper about Capitol Hill. He was a weekly columnist for The Washington Post from 1993-2004 and a senior fellow at The American Enterprise Institute from 1996 to 2008. He served as chairman of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, and as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. In September 2009 he was named the founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute, the think tank that is part of the Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, which also includes a library and museum.

 

ABOUT GRACE CREEK MEDIA (www.gracecreek.com)

Grace Creek Media, Inc. is an independent production and distribution company based in Annapolis, MD that specializes in the development, production and distribution of a wide range of television programming.  In addition to its public affairs portfolio, the company owns and operates Sportskool, the free, on-demand sports instruction and entertainment network available in 37 million households.

 

ABOUT THE GEORGE W. BUSH INSTITUTE  

The George W. Bush Institute's mission is to unleash human potential around the world through expanding human freedom, educational reform, global health, and economic growth. In all its programming, the institute seeks to empower women and social entrepreneurs as proven agents of change in society. The Institute is part of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which includes the Presidential Library, located on the campus of SMU in Dallas. For more information, please visit www.georgewbushcenter.com

 

RIGHTNETWORK (www.rightnetwork.com)

Right On Demand, LLC, d.b.a. RightNetwork is America's first multi-platform entertainment company with a right-minded perspective. Available on a worldwide-basis at www.RightNetwork.com, RightNetwork launched in North America in Summer 2010 and offers a wide variety of original and acquired entertainment programming. The network continues to broaden its national roster of multi-system operator (MSO) agreements, bringing the elusive 18-34, tech-savvy male demographic back to television and driving demand for additional digital services offered by MSOs.

 

Media Contact: 

Christina Mazzanti, christina.mazzanti@gracecreek.com, 410-280-8528 ext 201

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Great program. Keep up the good work. !Viva Chavez!

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