Twenty years ago today, Democracy Now! went on the air on the eve of the New Hampshire primary. The date was February 19, 1996. Today’s edition recaps some early highlights, including then-President Bill Clinton calling the show stumping for his wife’s senate bid — and then accusing Amy Goodman of being hostile and aggressive. Listen for yourself and see if he even had a clue. Happy birthday, Democracy Now!
Amy Goodman in the Democracy Now! firehouse studio, way back when. Happy birthday, Democracy Now! Image: Video still from Dem Now!
20 years ago today, Democracy Now! went on the air on the eve of the New Hampshire primary. The date was February 19, 1996. The show began as a radio show on a handful of stations. It expanded into television five years later. Today, 5,000 episodes later, Democracy Now! airs on over 1,400 TV and radio stations.
Planet Waves wishes Democracy Now! a very happy 20th birthday, with much love to Amy, Juan and the crew.
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