PBS TO AIR EVIDENCE BUSH STOLE 2000 ELECTION
PALAST INVESTIGATION OF FLORIDA VOTE THEFT TO AIR ON
PBS, FEATURED AT HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Two films, Counting on Democracy and Unprecedented,
premier this month.
In the face of the controversial decision by the PBS
network to refuse to transmit the investigative
report, the nation's top PBS stations will
independently broadcast COUNTING ON DEMOCRACY.
Directed by Emmy-award winner Danny Schechter, the
57-minute documentary follows BBC television
reporter Greg Palast as he discovers how Katherine
Harris removed up to 57,000 legal voters from
registries - most black - five months before
the 2000 election.
While the public broadcast network chiefs refused to
schedule this important report, WNET (New York), KCET
(Los Angeles), KQED (San Francisco) and dozens more
are insisting on showing the exposÈ before the
mid-term elections. See full schedule at:
The film will be featured this Sunday at
the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Martin Sheen and Greg Palast share "Americas" award
On November 2, Palast will join West Wing star Martin
Sheen in Los Angeles where they will share an award
from the human rights group Office of the Americas.
The group cites Palast's investigations of the
coup in Venezuela and World Bank destruction of the
Argentine economy reported for Britain's prestigious
Guardian newspapers and BBC Television's Newsnight.
Those wishing to attend the Palast-Sheen award
ceremony ($100 including dinner, $35 without), contact
Office of the Americas at
A second film on the scandal of the vote theft in
Florida, UNPRECEDENTED, opens this month in national
screenings sponsored by People for the American Way,
the NAACP and The Nation.
The Robert Greenwald Produciton includes exclusive
footage from Palast's confrontations with Katherine
Harris' vote fixers. Palast will join directors Joan
Sekler and Richard Perez at the New York opening. For
schedules and tickets, go to
Censored in the USA
California State University's Journalism Department's
Project Censored named his Guardian report on
President Bush and bin Laden as one of the top five
suppressed news stories of 2001.
For the complete schedule of showings of Counting on
Democracy, for Unprecedented,and for RealVideo clips
of Palast's own reports and his writings, visit
WARNING: Katherine Harris describes Palast's work as
"twisted and maniacal."