Tune in to PBS tonight to see the SavetheInternet.com Coalition featured in "The Net at Risk," a documentary produced by award-winning journalist Bill Moyers.
Joined by journalist Rick Karr, Bill Moyers examines how promises by the big telco companies of a super high-speed Internet in return for deregulation and tax breaks have gone unfulfilled while the public has paid the price.
"The Net at Risk" airs at 9 p.m. in most cities (check local listings). Immediately following the East Coast broadcast, PBS.org will host a live Internet debate between Free Press Policy Director Ben Scott and phone industry flack Mike McCurry.
This discussion will no doubt show -- once again -- that the arguments of phone company lobbyists and shills crumble in the face of a vocal and well-organized public.
Anyone can be a part of this online debate at 10:30 pm Eastern / 7:30 pm Pacific by logging in at Moyers' PBS site.
In the six months since the SavetheInternet.com Coalition was launched, millions of Americans have joined the campaign, spoken out for Internet freedom, and put Congress and the phone companies on notice.
SavetheInternet.com's grassroots success has been covered in the pages of nearly every major U.S. newspaper and on innumerable blogs. According to a recent article at Salon.com, our "ragtag army" has Congress and phone lobbyists on the run.
Tonight's program could make millions more aware of this issue. They need to hear real voices not spin by industry mouthpieces.
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