David Seaman is an independent journalist who has been a guest on CNN Headline News, FOX News, ABC News Digital, Coast to Coast, RT, Breaking The Set, The Young Turks, and elsewhere. He was one of the first to cover the 2012 NDAA's imprisonment without trial provisions in-depth and has continuously fought against the wasteful and unconstitutional growth of the surveillance state.
This Indiegogo campaign is designed to enable the launch of a weekday morning news show in Los Angeles, California, livestreamed over the Internet and recorded in HD. Think "The Today Show," except instead of debating why Kanye West named his child North or why Paula Deen is a racist, we will be delivering the vital stories that need to be discussed—right now.
The show will feel familiar to listeners of "The David Seaman Hour" and will be distributed via RSS, YouTube, iTunes and other select online media platforms.
What We Need & What You Get
Here's where contributor money is going:
- Two more HD camcorders. (The first has already been purchased!)
- Lavalier mics, drive storage, and lighting.
- Rental fees for studio space & salary for 1 post-production assistant.
- Salary for 1 booking/line producer & incidental travel expenses.
The entire funding goal is expected to be met or exceeded by our deadline with your help; if this does not occur, however, the show will operate to the best of its ability with whatever funds are provided.
Contributor rewards vary depending on the amount - see listings.
David: "I've been asked by many of you over the past year, 'what can be done?' This is my answer to that. Your contribution really makes the difference between this morning show happening, but in a half-assed and vulnerable kind of way, or happening in a huge way that makes an immediate splash. There are already great alternative media shows operating a live format, and I think what will make this one successful is the attention to detail, high-definition video, and professional presentation that is only possible with proper funding. With your help and support, I know we can spark a serious disruption with this show and wake up a lot of people in a short amount of time."
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:
- Ask friends on Facebook and Twitter to check us out and learn more.
- Use the Indiegogo share tools to spread word before the deadline!
Thank you very much for supporting an independent, American-owned and operated media. Contributors around the world are encouraged to participate—anyone who believes in a free and open broadcast media!