In early 2004, a group of investors set out to launch a liberal radio network that would challenge the dominance of America's airwaves by conservative talk radio. The creative, financial and logistical challenges were immense, but on March 31, Air America Radio became a reality.
LEFT OF THE DIAL chronicles the trials and tribulations involved in starting up - and sustaining - a nationwide radio network during a highly charged election year.
James Wolcott reviews the documentary: Be sure to catch Left of the Dial tonight on HBO at 8 PM est. A documentary about the rough birth and struggling infancy of Air America, it's quite tense and suspenseful even though you know the story has a happy ending....