Discovery Times, Freedom Forum Team Up

8/01/2003 6:11 AM Eastern

Discovery Times Channel will take more time exploring issues surrounding news
media and the First Amendment under a new partnership between the network and
The Freedom Forum.

The on-air portion of the collaboration was set to launch Friday with a set
of mini-features on highlights from The Freedom Forum's annual "State of the
First Amendment" survey. Other initiatives, including public events, are
being planned.

This is the first collaboration of its kind for Discovery Times, which
launched this past March.

The Freedom Forum -- founded in 1991 and operating out of Arlington, Va. --
is a nonpartisan foundation devoted to free press and speech.

The group’s efforts "dovetail perfectly" with the network's mission,
Discovery Times senior vice president and general manager Vivian Schiller said
in a prepared statement, adding, "We look forward to developing a diverse array
of initiatives and events that support these ideas."

"We are thrilled to be part of this exciting venture, and we look forward to
a productive and educational collaboration," Freedom Forum CEO Charles Overby

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