KCETLink Airs New Episode of CCTV America’s Current

Episode Airs on Link TV Friday, November 21, 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT, Sunday, Nov. 23 at 4:30 p.m. PT KCET (Southern California)

Affairs & Culture Magazine Show, ‘Full Frame’

Philanthropists Vicki Escarra, Dan Pallotta, and TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie discuss ways the non-profit sector is learning from for-profit businesses

KCETLink, the national independent public media organization, presents a new episode of Full Frame, CCTV America’s new weekly series, which features human interest storytelling, enlightening dialogue and humanitarian issues embraced by leading cultural luminaries.

Despite their worldwide impact, critics claim that charitable organizations’ not-for-profit framework actually hinders their true potential. Full Frame host Mike Walter sits down with Vicki Escarra, Dan Pallotta, and Toms Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie to discuss new and innovative ways that the non-profit sector is learning from for-profit businesses.

Vicki Escarra has been successful in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Formerly, one of the highest-ranking women in the aviation industry, Escarra decided to pursue a new path and switched her focus and career to the non-profit sector after a life-changing experience on September 11, 2001. She became the CEO of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Escarra is now the CEO of Opportunity International, a non-profit organization that provides support to over four million people who are working their way out of poverty in the developing world through savings accounts, small business loans, insurance and job training.

Dan Pallotta gave an iconic TED Talk criticizing the idea that charities should be rewarded for how little they spend, instead of what they actually accomplish, still ranking in the top 50 most-viewed TED talks of all time.

Through his company, Pallotta TeamWorks, he created the multi-day charitable event industry and raised more than $582 million in nine years, which was the more money for charitable causes in that period of time than any private event operation in history.

Full Frame also sits down with the founder of Toms Shoes, Blake Mycoskie, the person behind the idea of one-for-one charitable donations. Created in 2006, Toms was one of the first companies to introduce the one-for-one business model — a promise that for every pair of shoes sold, a new pair of shoes would be donated to a child in need.

Also, in this week’s “Close-Up” segment, Full Frame follows Crys Worley and her foundation A-SKATE, a non-profit organization that hosts skateboarding clinics for autistic children and their families across the U.S.

Link  TV (DirecTV 375, DISH Network 9410)

For more information on Full Frame, visit http://www.kcet.org/shows/full_frame/.

About  KCETLink Media Group

KCETLink Media Group, formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media, is a national independent, nonprofit, digital and broadcast network that provides high-quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media. A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink content is distributed nationally via satellite on Link TV – DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410 – and on KCET in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems. For additional information about KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.

About CCTV America

CCTV America began producing unique programming in the Americas about the Americas in February 2012.  CCTV America is a division of CCTV News, a global English language news channel that reaches some 85 million viewers in more than 100 countries and territories. The channel reaches 35 million viewers in North America.  Channel distribution includes Comcast-273 in Washington D.C. and Time Warner 134 in New York. Nationally it can be seen on the DISH Network 279.