To our knowledge, “Citizen Koch” is not available for TV distribution to KCPT or any other local PBS station, and is currently not available to air, either through PBS, or any other public media distribution outlet.
KCPT has a long history of airing documentaries that explore important and sensitive topics. We plan to air “Citizen Koch” on KCPT if it becomes available for distribution through PBS or any other public media distributor. In fact, we aired a previous film called “Park Avenue: Money, Power, and the American Dream” (original broadcast Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9pm on KCPT), which also featured the Koch brothers.
KCPT is a locally-based non-profit organization, and we value and applaud debate and feedback about our programming decisions by the public we serve. We believe that an informed citizenry is vital to our democracy, and below we have included links to recent press articles about the controversy surrounding the film “Citizen Koch.”
The New Yorker, May 27, 2013
A Word From Our Sponsor – Public television’s attempts to placate David Koch
By Jane Mayer
Beyondthebox.org, May 28, 2013
ITVS Responds to The New Yorker article on Park Avenue and Citizen Koch
The PBS Ombudsmen, May 25, 2013
David Koch and PBS: The Odd Couple
By Michael Getler
Current.org, May 20, 2013
Was resignation of billionaire Koch from WNET Board related to controversial doc?
By Dru Sefton
Indiewire.com, May 23, 2013
Why ITVS should be held accountable and “Citizen Koch” should be called “Citizen Corp”
By Anthony Kaufman
If you have questions or comments about this issue, please email Michael Murphy, KCPT’s Programming Chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-756-3580.