–ArmeniaTV announces it too will broadcast documentary
LOS ANGELES–KFI 640 AM–the largest talk radio station in the country–has invited director/producer Andrew Goldberg to discuss issues surrounding his upcoming PBS documentary [The Armenian Genocide] with John Ziegler. Goldberg will appear for a 45 minute segment on the John Ziegler show–which airs every weeknight from 7:00 PM-10:00 PM–on Thursday–March 16.
According to KFI–their decision to invite Andrew Goldberg on the air was due to the many recent high-profile issues surrounding the film–and most recently an article in the Los Angeles Times. According to the KFI producer "Free speech issues are the bread and butter of our show–so naturally this issue is something we’re looking forward to exploring in depth."
[The Armenian Genocide] is the story of the first Genocide of the 20th century–when over a million Armenia’s died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I. This unprecedented and powerful one-hour documentary–airing April 17th on PBS was written–directed and produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Andrew Goldberg of Two Cats Productions–in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting.
In an "act of solidarity," Armenia’s largest television broadcaster–Armenia TV–announced that it will be airing Goldberg’s documentary in exactly the same time slot and date as the PBS broadcast in the US.
Two Cats Productions–which produced the film–has waived all costs and donated all broadcast rights for the film to Armenia TV.
Canadian Broadcaster TV Ontario has also acquired the rights to the film and stated they too will be showing the film in April.
"That so many millions of people across the world will be seeing the film in April–and that so many will do so at the same time as the PBS Broadcast–really affirms for us that we did the job we set out to do. Our goal was clear–we wanted to tell the story of the actual events of the Genocide and to make clear on national–and now international television–that this event was Genocide–and cannot be denied," said Goldberg.