RFD took its mission to cover rural America to heart this election season, launching a series of live, one-hour primetime programs featuring the presidential candidates leading up to the primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Rather than a bunch of talking heads opining on rural issues, audience members, which included ranchers, 4-H members and FFA reps, got to press candidates on what matters most to them. The series of town halls were produced in conjunction with Mediacom and featured candidates such as Sen. Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson. The series brought in 663,000 viewers 18 and older for all airings in 2015.

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Nonprofit local broadcast TV streaming service Locast launched in Indianapolis, delivering 42 channels. The streamer is now available in 24 markets. Locast is currently involved in a legal fight with

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