GRITtv had a matching grant to meet before Midnight, Sunday, July 5.  

We needed to raise $5,000, in order to claim a matching grant of $75,000.

Cutting to the chase — in response to our pitch — 120 viewers contributed $5,713 in just four days!

We made our match — and truly, we’re celebrating!!!

Thank you, Jane. Thank you, FiredogLakers (especially all those of you who had problems with Paypal but persisted and found a way.) Thank you Jenn Pozner of Women in Media and News too. 

For anyone who’s feeling left out. It’s never too late– you can still contribute to GRITtv online or send a check, made out to GRITtv to GRITtv, 641 6th Avenue, 4th Floor, NY, NY 10011.

Congratulations all. What a way to celebrate Independence. 

From the bottom of our Gritty hearts, THANK YOU 


PS — You might like today’s F word: $1.4 million a day to keep the doctor away?

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.