The three-time EMMY-nominated ECONEWS television series has aired nationwide on cable channels (governmental, educational, and community access) throughout the country since 1984. Specials have aired on the PBS (Public Broadcasting System’s stations) and The Discovery Channel.  ECONEWS is a project of the non-profit, volunteer organization Educational Communications and supported by individual, tax-deductible donations.

There are over 550 shows covering every aspect of the environment, conservation, sustainability, eco-tourism, and related issues. Shows have included in-studio interviews with scientists, activists, leading ecologists, journalists, and other experts, featured films by documentarians, and on-location videos shot throughout the world.  From the 2400 series to the present shows are available on DVD. Archival copies are available for earlier shows.

Programs are provided free-of-charge to stations and educational institutions. Currently, stations airing shows regularly reach about 20 million homes in 21 states on 67 stations; selected shows air internationally. Each show receives multiple plays and may rerun for up to four years. Most stations simulcast/stream live shows on the Internet. 



EMMY Nominee (three-times)—National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
ACE Nominee—National Academy of Cable Programming
Buccaneer Award Finalist—Public Interest Radio & Television Educational Society
Best Educational Video—Hometown USA Video Festival
Award—AVEDA U. S. Environmental Film Festival
Finalist—Western Access Video Excellence Award
Laureate—United Nations Environment Programme, Global 500 Roll of Honour



Permanent Collection    Master Tapes and Duplicates are housed at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

Archival Collection        A complete collection will eventually be housed in the Nancy Pearlman Archival Collection at Chapman University

Selected Collections       Various libraries (university, colleges, and public) have a few programs in their permanent collections


The following listing indicates some of 67 stations which guarantee weekly airing of ECONEWS. Additionally, there are over 100 stations that air selected shows or have aired ECONEWS in the past and will periodically pick up and air programs.  Most unincorporated communities, towns, and cities are not listed, but they number in the thousands. The times and days of the week for showing ECONEWS varies per station.


California: See page 3 for listings of cities and counties

Colorado: Arapahoe County, Adams County, Aurora, Centennial NE, Durango, Thornton

Florida: Carol City, Coral Gables, Flagler County, Goulds, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Key Biscayne, Lakeland, Miami, North Miami Beach, Palm Coast, Perrine, Pinecrest, South Miami, Sunny Isles, Tampa

Georgia: Hahira, Roswell, Valdosta

Idaho: Bannock County, Boise, Caldwell, Chubbuck, Eagle, Inkom, Nampa, Pocatello

Illinois: Batavia, Cook County, Hoffman Estates, Kane County, Northern Illinois, Oak Park

Indiana: Indiana State (all), Howard County, Kokoma

Iowa: Coralville, Ely, Iowa City, North Liberty, North Liberty County, Perry, Rural Johnson County, Shueyville, Solon, Swisher, Walford

Kansas: Ottawa

Maryland: Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Laurel, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park

Michigan: Lathrup Village, Saline, Shelby Township, Utica

Minnesota: Anoka County, Birchwood Village, Coon Rapids, Dellwood, Grant, Lake Elmo, Mahtomedi, Maplewood, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, Willernie, White Bear Township

Missouri: St. Charles

Nebraska: Lincoln

North Carolina: Charlotte, Davidson, Mathews, Mecklenburg County, Monroe

North Dakota: Fargo

Ohio: Northeast Ohio, Perry

Oregon: Ashland, Calent, Central Point, Eagle Point, Grants Pass, Jackson County, Josephine County, Jacksonville, Medford, Phoenix, Wilsonville

Tennessee: Davidson County, Franklin, Germantown, Nashville

Texas: Allen, Houston, Lufkin, Kingwood, Temple

Wisconsin: Milwaukee



The following are California cities and counties airing ECONEWS weekly, including California Public Access, City Government Access, County Government Access, Local Origination, and Educational Access Stations.

Counties: Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Ventura

Cities: Altadena, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Artesia, Biola, Brea, Buena Park, Cupertino, El Granada, El Rio, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Grand Terrace, Half Moon Bay, Highland, Kerman, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Mirado, La Verne, Lakewood, Loma Linda, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Miramar, Montara, Moss Beach, Muscoy, Norwalk, Oakland, Orange, Oxnard, Pasadena, Placenta, Port Hueneme, Princeton by the Sea, Redlands, Rialto, Salinas, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay (East, North, and South), San Mateo, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Signal Hill, Torrance, Villa Park, Walnut, Whittier, Yorba Linda



Selected shows are webcast at: www.youtube.com, www.tvzen.com, and www.JLTV.tv (Jewish Life TV). Selected programs have aired in Kenya, Goa, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, Malaysia, Australia, South Africa, Suriname, and other countries around the world.

Specials are uplinked to the PBS satellite and are available to over 300 stations in all 50 states (about 1/3 to 1/4 of the stations downlink or all stations if PBS picks up).


In addition to the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, selected shows are archived at various libraries throughout the world, including:

Richard Stockton College—Pomona, New Jersey
University of California at Los Angeles—Los Angeles, California
Mount San Antonio College—Walnut, California
George Mason University—Fairfax, Virginia
ZIZ Broadcasting Group—Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies
Appalachian State University, Belk Library—Boone, North Carolina
Drexel University Television—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Makerere University—Kampala, Uganda, Africa
Education Supplements International—Kenya, East Africa
National Youth Empowerment Advocacy—Kenya, East Africa
Youthlink Kenya, and Chako Training Centre—Kenya, East Africa



A complete listing of the over 550 shows produced to date is available on request or on the website www.ecoprojects.org/ECONEWS. An index and catalog describing the shows and who are in them and where they are shot is also available on request. EMMY-nominated specials include: Gem in the Heart of the City: Santa Monica Mountains and the Rim of the Valley Corridor; Wind: Energy for the 90s and Beyond; and Population Crisis USA.

Ecotourism specials have been videotaped on location including: Mexico (Yucatan, Baja California, and Sonora areas), Nepal, India,  Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and Burkina Faso), Malaysia (Borneo), St. Kitts and Nevis, United States Virgin Islands, Fiji, Korea, Venezuela, Switzerland and elsewhere. Over Canadian provinces and territories have been featured. California, Utah, Nevada, and Colorado in the United States have been featured.