Youth climate activism and environmental politics explored in new season of acclaimed EARTH FOCUS from KCET, Link TV and the Thomson Reuters Foundation

by Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 08:59 GMT

Litokne Kabua, a young climate activist, poses for a photograph on Ebeye, Marshall Islands. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Nicky Milne.

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The Thomson Reuters Foundation has partnered with KCETLink TV and the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) at UCLA to produce a new season of Link TV’s acclaimed original environmental series Earth Focus.

Earth Focus features investigative reports about our changing environment and how it affects people around the world. In the new season, Earth Focus examines “the politics of the environment” including youth climate activists around the globe, the transition away from coal in South Africa, gold mining in Peru, and a feature-length documentary on the environmental politics of the New West highlighting the work of Nevada’s legendary Senator Harry Reid. 

“The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the ideal partner to help us share these important global environmental developments with our viewers,” said Juan Devis, Chief Creative Officer of KCET, PBS SoCal and Link TV. “Their remarkable storytelling, coupled with our mission of equity and accessibility in public media, brings these inspiring moments of global human resilience in the face of environmental crisis to the screen. These are incredible stories from around the world and no other partner than the Thomson Reuters Foundation can help us bring them to light.”

Launched in 2007, Earth Focus is the longest-running investigative environmental news program on U.S. television. The series provides audiences with urgent global environmental coverage on key issues such as endangered species, climate change, environmental health and sustainable practices. With three new episodes focused on international environmental politics co-produced by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and KCET, Earth Focus continues its commitment to educate audiences about the global issues impacting our planet.

Earth Focus supports Link TV’s mission to connect viewers to the world. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020, Link TV brings Americans closer to people and events beyond their borders. Leveraging its strong relationships with international producers, it has become a place for powerful human stories, high-quality international journalism, documentaries, and scripted dramas. By conveying diverse perspectives and unfiltered viewpoints, Link TV works to bridge divides and facilitate conversation, understanding, empathy and change on important global topics. Live streaming takes place daily at from 3:00pm-11:00pm Pacific (6:00pm-2:00am Eastern), showing Link TV’s broad range of quality content for free.

Earth Focus​ is supported by generous institutional funders. The Earth Focus series was created by ​Raisa Scriabine.