About Us

Launched in 1995

Free Speech TV is an independent, 24-hour television network and multi-platform digital news source with news, stories and perspectives you won’t find anywhere else. A non-profit, public interest network, FSTV is publically supported by its viewers and by philanthropic foundations. Television broadcasts are commercial-free.

Americans want a channel that is dedicated to asking the hard questions . . .
a channel that's not afraid to confront abuses of power . . .
-Michael Moore describing Free Speech TV 

Our Programming

FSTV programs include seven hours of live weekday news and analysis (eg, Democracy Now!, The Thom Hartmann Program,  The Bill Press Show); current affairs series (eg, Bioneers, Meet the Farmer, Gay US,  eHarlem TV); investigative documentaries (eg, Gas Hole, The Billionaires’ Tea Party, Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary); and live special event coverage (eg, #OccupyWallStreet, Take Back the American Dream Conference, Netroots Nation Conference, National Conference for Media Reform, Annual Homelessness Marathon). 

Where You Can Find Us

FSTV is currently available in 37 million television homes nationwide, airing fulltime on DISH Network (9415), DIRECTV (348), and Burlington Telecom (122). Select programs are syndicated on 177 community cable stations in 40 states.  FSTV is also available—as both a 24/7 linear feed and as videos-on-demand—on www.freespeech.org and on Roku, an “over-the-top” distribution platform that streams video over the Internet onto connected television sets. Other content is syndicated on Facebook, YouTube, Blip.tv, Vimeo and other social networking sites.

Free Speech TV is owned and operated by Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization, founded in 1974. FSTV is supported primarily by its viewers and philanthropic foundations. FSTV television broadcasts are commercial-free. Free Speech TV is based in Denver, CO.


"Every day and night, hard-working people come home from their jobs and turn on their TV sets. Never before have they had so many channels to choose from, yet never before have their choices been so limited. ... Americans want a channel that is dedicated to asking the hard questions about the issues affecting their kids' future. They want a channel that's not afraid to confront abuses of power that rob them of jobs, health care, a meaningful education, a clean environment, civil rights for all, and a government by, for and of the people.... Free Speech TV stands alone in the industry in its dedication to creating such a channel."
-Michael Moore, Filmmaker & Author