Radio host Thom Hartmann scores TV gig


Progressive talker Thom Hartmann, available on hundreds of radio stations under the auspices of Dial Global, is kicking off a two-hour night time program called “The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann” on RT Channel, a Russian-based international AV channel available on satellite and cable.

Hartmann has prior radio experience on the ill-fated Air America Network.

RT is available on a limited basis in the US, but claims millions of households in both the US and Canada. Cable systems in Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Diego carry it, and it is available on both major cable MSOs and satellite services in Canada. Hartmann’s program will operate out of RT’s Washington DC bureau.

Hartmann commented, “We are excited to be in the Nation’s capital, the epicenter of political process at such a critical time. The next two years in our election cycle will be the new dancing with the stars…and we plan to bring our audience in-depth coverage on the issues effecting us all.”

RT editor-in-chief  Margarita Simonyan added, “We show our viewers news they cannot see elsewhere. And now, together with Thom Hartmann, we will provide them with opinions that will encourage every viewer to question more. We are looking forward to the start of this new project on RT.”