Winter Solstice special on FFRF’s Sunday TV show

FFRF Co-Presidents in front of a fireplace

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is airing a newly recorded Winter Solstice special as the latest episode of its “Freethought Matters” television show this Sunday.

FFRF Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor provide an enjoyable cultural lesson on how Christians stole Christmas, and the pagan origins of the seasonal celebrations. You get a tour of various displays that FFRF puts up in public spaces all over the country to counter religious exhibits — along with an explanation of the accompanying legal battles. The show concludes with Dan performing his song “Solstice Tribute.”

You can already catch the interview on FFRF’s YouTube channel. New shows go up every Thursday. Next week, look for an end-of-year treat: a warm and energizing concert by Godless Gospel, produced by FFRF and Dan Barker and directed by Andre Forbes, featuring an amazing line-up of singers and freethought songs.

“Freethought Matters” airs in:

  • Chicago, WPWR-CW (Ch. 50), Sundays at 9 a.m.
  • Denver, KWGN-CW (Ch. 2), Sundays at 7 a.m.
  • Houston, KIAH-CW (Ch. 39), Sundays at 11 a.m.
  • Los Angeles, KCOP-MY (Ch. 13), Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
  • Madison, Wis., WISC-TV (Ch. 3), Sundays at 11 p.m.
  • Minneapolis, WFTC-29, Sundays at 7:30 a.m.
  • New York City, WPIX-IND (Ch. 11), Sundays at 10 a.m.
  • Portland, Ore., KRCW-CW (Ch. 32), Sundays at 9 a.m. Comcast channel 703 for High Def, or Channel 3.
  • Sacramento, KQCA-MY (Ch. 58), Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
  • San Francisco, KICU-IND (Ch. 36), Sunday at 10 a.m.
  • Seattle, KONG-IND (Ch. 16 or Ch. 106 on Comcast). Sundays at 8 a.m.
  • Washington, D.C., WDCW-CW (Ch. 50 or Ch. 23 or Ch. 3), Sundays at 8 a.m.

Note: Starting in the New Year, “Freethought Matters” will air in only five cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Madison, Wis. FFRF is sorry that it has to downsize broadcasting due to rising costs. A word to our Phoenix viewers this year: Due to a sudden and unannounced change in stations and ownership, the program will not air there this Sunday or next Sunday. Remember, all shows are available on FFRF’s YouTube channel.

You can catch interviews from past seasons here, including recent ones with Gloria Steinem, Ron Reagan, “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead, author John Irving, actor John “Q” de Lancie and award-winning columnist Katha Pollitt. Past interviews include Julia Sweeney and Reps. Jared Huffman, Jamie Raskin, Hank Johnson and Eleanor Holmes Norton, among many other notable authors, activists, musicians, actors and freethinkers.

Please tune in to “Freethought Matters” . . . because freethought matters.

P.S. Please tune in or record according to the times given above regardless of what is listed in your TV guide (it may be listed simply as “paid programming” or even be misidentified). To set up an automatic weekly recording, try taping manually by time or channel. And spread the word to freethinking friends, family or colleagues about a TV show, finally, that is dedicated to providing programming for freethinkers — your antidote to religion on Sunday morning!

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