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FrackNation’s Colorado Debut Set for August 13  
with In-Studio Expert Guests at 7 p.m. on CPT12


August 7, 2013 (Denver, CO): FrackNation, the controversial “pro-fracking” documentary, will air on Colorado Public Television (CPT12, PBS) on August 13 at 7 p.m. with and Skype interviews with journalist and filmmaker Phelim McAleer and in-studio subject-matter experts including:


·     Sarah Landry, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Colorado Oil and Gas Association,

·     BJ Nikkel - Former State Representative and Head of Loveland Energy Action Project (LEAP), and

·     Sheriff John Cooke, Weld County.


FrackNation follows journalist Phelim McAleer across America as he faces threats, malicious 911 calls and bogus lawsuits for just trying to question green extremists for the truth about fracking. McAleer uncovers fracking facts suppressed by environmental activists, and he talks with rural Americans whose livelihoods are at risk if fracking is banned.


Fracking is a way of extracting oil and gas from deep in the earth. It has led to a fossil fuel boom in many states across the U.S. and has become the number one target of the environmental movement. It was attacked in the HBO documentary Gasland and Matt Damon's Hollywood movie Promised Land.


“Once again CPT12 is presenting information that explores both sides of an issue with the knowledge that our audience likes to think for themselves,” said Shari Bernson, Director of Development for CPT12. “It’s our goal to find content that is hard to find in other places and that piques the interest of our varied and diverse viewership.”


FrackNation is pro-truth and pro-investigative journalism. It reveals the exaggerations and frauds that are at the heart of the anti-fracking movement and the length activists will go to reach their goal of banning fracking,” said Phelim McAleer, co-director.


The film was written and directed by a trio of filmmakers: Husband and wife team Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney and their colleague Magdalena Segieda.


The New York Times, which has been skeptical of fracking, reviewed FrackNation and said it is "meticulously researched...provocative."


Variety said it is a “briskly paced... mischievous pic...that makes a good case against Gasland."


FrackNation was funded by 3,305 backers through crowd-funding website Kickstarter. It was one of the most successful documentary campaigns ever launched through Kickstarter.


FrackNation is a movie by the people, for the people. It was funded through their small donations because they were tired of Hollywood celebrities such as Matt Damon misrepresenting their lives,” said co-director Magdalena Segieda.





About Colorado Public Television – CPT12  
Every day, Colorado Public Television (CPT12, PBS) sets ourselves apart by creating and curating an unparalleled schedule of local, independent, trusted “community voice” programming on three channels including:

·     12.1 - our flagship signal with a mix of local, national and international programming, infused with quality PBS shows;

·     12.2 - CPT12+, the best of independently produced documentaries, music, travel, cooking, public affairs and more; and

·     12.3 - MHz Worldview, providing international news and drama from five continents and diverse cultural perspectives for a globally-minded audience.


Noted by The Denver Post, CPT12 is a “feisty outlet” that takes a tough stance “on matters of censorship & politics.” We’re now on Comcast in Summit County on channels 12, 251 and 252 (12.1, 12.2 and 12.3 respectively).

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For interviews with the filmmakers, please contact: brittanymedia@fracknation.com or call (310) 823-0500.


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