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GRITtv New Website Launch!

GRITtv's "old" graphic has been replaced by a spiffy new one; be sure to check it out at!

After nearly two years with the wonderful FireDogLake crew, GRITtv has launched its brand-new website at

We launched May 12, 2008 with a vision for bridging the worlds of old and new media, broadcasting on Free Speech TV (on the Dish Network ) and on cable and public television stations nationwide, as well as online.

GRITtv’s new site, with comprehensive archives and a live, daily stream, will give viewers the tools to find out more about topics and guests and plenty of ways to take action and get involved. GRITtv’s new site makes sharing and re-posting of video content easy, and offers multiple ways to exchange ideas with other viewers, as well as to contribute material for the show.

Recent guests on GRITtv include musician and activist Kathleen Hanna, author Raj Patel, MSNBC contributor Melissa Harris Lacewell, Governor Howard Dean, actor Danny Glover, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, and The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg. Discussion topics range from analyses of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, public housing and health care, to reflections on Obama’s presidency, new media, new labor, new feminism, and visions for rebuilding Haiti. We’ve brought together labor activist Ed Ott with tea party leader Michael Johns for a debate, forrmer evangelical Christian Frank Schaeffer with atheist Susan Jacoby for discussion of reason, or the lack of it in American politics. Muckrakers Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill laid out their visions for the future of journalism.

The support of the wonderful FireDogLake team has meant a lot to us in our time here, and we look forward to a continuing friendship with everyone! Many of them have been guests on our show in the past–including Jane Hamsher, Marcy Wheeler and Spencer Ackerman–and we plan on having them all back soon!

In the shifting media landscape, Laura Flanders and GRITtv are breaking new ground and creating a new model for broadcast and online media. Thank you for your continued support and interest. We look forward to your feedback!

Laura and the entire GRITtv Crew

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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.