We’ve heard from a LOT of people asking when and where they can watch “Meet Me at Equality:The People’s March on Washington“.
As of September 1st, here’s the lineup for the month. We’ll update the page as we hear about more PBS affiliates picking up the program.
KBTC-TV (Puget Sound)
- Sunday September 8th at 3am
WPBA (Atlanta, GA)
- Thursday September 5th at 9pm
- Friday September 6th at 3:30am
- Sunday September 8 at 5pm
WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC TELEVISION
- Tuesday September 3rd at 9pm on WVPBS.2
- Sunday September 22nd at 10pm on WVPBS.2
If you’re wondering how you can get your local PBS station to air the program, here’s what you can do.
If you’ve ever watched shows on PBS, you know that at the beginning of a program, they often say something like, “This program is made possible by support from these funding organizations and VIEWERS LIKE YOU”
Well, if enough VIEWERS LIKE YOU call and let your local PBS affiliates know that you are in a documentary that’s going to air on PBS – they are more likely to pick up the program and air it.
The program has been accepted by NETA – that’s the National Educational Telecommunications Association (http://www.netaonline.org/). NETA will distribute the program to any PBS affiliate who’s also a member of NETA.
All you have to do is:
1. Call your local PBS affiliate
2. Tell them that NETA (that’s the National Educational Telecommunications Association) has the program Meet Me at Equality: The People’s March on Washington in their queue and that they are scheduled to feed it on Thursday August 22nd at 12 noon (from 1200-1300).
3. Tell them that YOU want to see the documentary and you live in that station’s viewing area (PBS will be airing another documentary on Tuesday the 27th and one of the things they’re trying to do is establish local connections to The March).
4. If they ask about the producing/sponsoring station, that would be WHUT-TV.
And please feel free to ask your friends, family, church, social organizations, greek organizations – basically, anyone and everyone – to call in as well. Just like with The March itself – the more people that make their voices heard, the more others will listen!