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Sen. Sherrod Brown Distances from National Prayer Breakfast
Following groundbreaking reporting by TYT Investigates on The Family and their role in the National Prayer Breakfast that is attended by Democrats and Republicans alike, Sen. Sherrod Brown joined Sen. Tim Kaine in distancing themselves from the event. The Family is known to be anti-LGBTQI. Both Kaine and Brown released their decision to skip the National Prayer Breakfast to TYT Investigates. Additionally, TYT created a [petition]( calling on Democrats to boycott the National Prayer Breakfast because of its ties to The Family and their opposition to LGBTW and workers' rights.
[Video] We Move Generations
Get a behind-the-scenes look as Cenk, Ana, John, and Jayar reflect on TYT’s history and the impact we’ve had on moving generations of people to become progressive!
May 10, 2023
National Prayer Breakfast Scales Back Because of TYT Investigates
The National Prayer Breakfast is making big changes at its annual event because of TYT Investigates. "A coalition of secular, religious, Black, and LGBTQ+ organizations earlier this month publicly asked Pres. Joe Biden and members of Congress not to attend, citing reporting by TYT and other outlets about the controversial event's sponsor, the Fellowship Foundation, also known as The Family. " TYT Investigates has been reporting about The National Prayer Breakfast, and its connections with a secretive, theocratic Christian organization called The Family. Overall, the breakfast has been plagued by extremism, bigotry, and hate. Each year, more Democrats drop the National Prayer Breakfast which helps empower right-wing and anti-LGBTQ activists.
Jan 25, 2023
Police Chief Forced to Retire Following Indisputable's Coverage
On April 13, 2022 Dr. Rashad Richey highlighted the brave action by a hero cop who blew the whistle on a policing for points program in the Atlanta Police Department. Following the coverage, the police chief was forced to retire and the program was scrapped.
Apr 18, 2022
Money in Politics
TYT Investigates Takes Down The Family
'Inside the Family' a new series by TYT Investigates reveals the long-held secrets about the Fellowship Foundation, the secretive religious group that runs the National Prayer Breakfast and is popularly known as The Family. A series of investigative reports by TYT have led to a number of prominent elected Democrats to withdraw from this right-wing event, including Sen. Tim Kaine.
Oct 12, 2021
Income Inequality
Don't Kill It, Bernie
The Young Turks launched a petition encouraging Senator Bernie Sanders, Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, to include the $15 minimum wage in the COVID relief bill. The petition garned over 10k signatures and Sen. Sanders vowed a vote on the $15 minimum wage.
Feb 26, 2021
Progressive Leaders
"You gave me a platform," Rep. Cori Bush told Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks following her victory against an establishment Democrat. The Young Turks was also one of the few media outlets to cover the races of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jamaal Bowman, Rashida Tlaib, and many, many more!
Aug 18, 2020
TYT First to Interview Rep. Jamaal Bowman
At TYT we do the news differently, even going as far as [encouraging]( our audience to donate, volunteer, and vote for certain progressive candidates. Shortly after announcing his run against Rep. Eliot Engel, Bowman was first interviewed by Cenk Uygur on ‘The Conversation’ where he was introduced as the newest Justice Democrat running for office. Bowman was also featured in an episode of TYT’s Road to Revolution series. Since then, he’s appeared on TYT shows like The Young Turks and The Damage Report several times. Following his speech on primary night, Bowman gave the first interview to The Young Turks.
Jun 18, 2019
Support for the Progressive Economic Pledge
Dozens of progressive elected officials, leaders, organizations signed TYT's Progressive Economic Pledge to drive for positive change.
Jun 10, 2019
TYT Revolution Rally in Iowa
In June 2019, TYT traveled to Iowa to host a Revolution Rally to announce the launch of the Progressive Economic Pledge: Higher Wagers, Medicare for All, Green New Deal, College for All, End the Corruption.
Jun 10, 2019
Progressive Economic Pledge
TYT unveiled the progressive economic pledge. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Rashida Tlbain, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Rep. Ro Khanna, Rep. Cori Bush among the lawmakers to sign the pledge to show support for Higher Wages, Medicare for All, Green New Deal, College for All, and End the Corruption.
Jun 8, 2019
Ryan Grim Broke the Christine Blasey Ford Story
Ryan Grim broke the Christine Blasey Ford story and one of the places where he first told the story was on TYT.
Nov 11, 2018
John Goes True North
John Iadarola and Chavala Madlena embarked on a journey throughout the Arctic, Arctic, presenting an unprecedented view of life in a part of the world that few will ever see. From exploring a shattered coal mine to an expedition through the Arctic Ocean, Iadarola and Madlena provide a unique perspective on life in the Arctic and the impact climate change has had on the land and its people. Combining adventure, dynamic human-interest stories and a bit of danger, True North brings viewers to the front lines of our reckoning with global climate change.
Apr 19, 2018
Ana Kasparian Moderates Inequality in America Town Hall
Ana Kasparian moderated the national town hall hosted by Sen. Bernie Sanders on inequality in America which featured Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Michael Moore, and Darrick Hamilton.
Mar 19, 2018
Ana Kasparian moderates Medicare for All Town Hall
Ana Kasparian moderated the Medicare for All National Town Hall hosted by Sen. Bernie Sanders from Washington, D.C. to make healthcare a right!
Jan 23, 2018
TYT launches weekly show with Dan Rather
Legendary newsman Dan Rather lends his expertise and analysis on this weekly half-hour program. Rather’s decades of experience and his impressive pedigree allow him to offer unique insight and dig into the nitty gritty of breaking news.
Jan 21, 2018
Launch of Justice Democrats
The Democratic Party has failed. We’re going to rebuild it! Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, announces how the Justice Democrats will takeover the party.
Jan 23, 2017
TYT at Standing Rock
The Young Turks provided a platform to highlight the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. In Dec. 2016, the Obama administration announced that the pipeline was blocked.
Dec 5, 2016
The Young Turks On The Road
The Young Turks hit the road with Fusion, talking live at campuses across the country about the 2016 Presidential race and the most pressing issues facing the nation.
Sep 10, 2016
Cenk Uygur Protest to End Legalized Corruption
Democracy Spring kicked off with a rally and march on the US Capitol, followed by a mass sit-in that resulted in over 400 people getting arrested for civil disobedience. Democracy activists traveled to the United States capitol from all over the country to demand an end to legalized corruption worsened by the Supreme Court's "Citizens United" decision of 2011, and a restoration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which was gutted by the same narrow 5-4 corporatist majority on the high court in 2013.
May 13, 2016
TYT was the first to cover Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
On April 19, 2016 progessive news host Cenk Uygur covered a story about the difficulties some Democratic voters in New York state were facing in confirming their registrations. One voter profiled, a 27-year-old from the Bronx, heard her name on the show and reached out to Uygur on [Twitter]( about speaking directly. Though neither knew it at the time, the resulting phone call between The Young Turks host and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may have launched a revolution that has sent reverberations throughout the Democratic political establishment and today is helping shape the 2020 presidential race. TYT covered Ocasio-Cortez 35+ times before her historic victory against establishment democrat Joe Crowley.
Apr 19, 2016
TYT goes dark
The Young Turks goes dark for May Day as part of the general strike called by Occupy Wall Street. Instead, The Young Turks created special programming dedicated to the Occupy movement and was hosted by Cenk Uygur.
May 1, 2012
Coverage of Trayvon Martin
"When Trayvon was killed, there was one news outlet that covered it locally there in Orlando and we had to fight to get people to care about a young Black boy being killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer. But The Young Turks helped make it a mainstream story and make it become the number one news story in the world." - Lawyer Ben Crump, crediting The Young Turks as one of the first media outlets to cover the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Mar 7, 2012
Ask Goldman Sachs to Give it Back!
The Young Turks protest Goldman Sachs taking billions of dollars in taxpayer bailout money that it didn't need. The protest was to call on the Treasury Department to ask for it back.
Jun 9, 2010
Cenk Goes Ballistic: Iraq War
TYT boldly pursues truth and Cenk Uygur demonstrated that in a fiery response to mainstream press ignoring the lies by the Bush Administration.
Sep 7, 2006
99 Hour Filibuster on Justice Samuel Alito
Following the live, on-air, 99-hour filibuster TYT launched on YouTube against the nomination of Samuel Alito by then-President George Bush, Senator John Kerry agrees to support a filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.
Sep 1, 2005
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