The End Of An Era
For those who have been following our work since the beginning, this announcement may come as a surprise: we are ending the production of LifeTalk. This is a terribly sad day for us- and we have avoided making this decision for several years, but there are some harsh realities we can no longer ignore.
When we started LifeTalk in May of 1999, we were bringing you information that was timely and not available anywhere else. But because of the Internet, social media, and the 24-hour news cycle, that is no longer the case. Depending on how you viewed the show, either online or on DVD, the information in ranged from several days to a month old – and sometimes even two months old! That doesn’t work in our modern world, and it has caused our DVD subscriber base to plummet from several thousand a month to fewer than 300.
So as much as we love LifeTalk, we have reluctantly accepted that it no longer has a place in the movement and that good stewardship requires us to use our limited resources in a more effective way. We know that some of you have been loyal LifeTalk viewers since the first show and will be as sad about this as we are, but we must always be willing to do what is best for the cause we serve no matter how painful it might be.
Now on to happier news.
We have always believed that when God closes one door, He opens another – and that is happening in this situation. To fill the gap left by LifeTalk, in the next few weeks we will be launching a new weekly podcast called Pro-Life America and it is going to be exciting, provocative and sometimes controversial.
We will be releasing more information soon about the show and where it will be available to listen – so stay tuned!
We will also be producing some other videos and audio products designed to keep the pro-life movement informed while, at the same time, educating the new people coming onboard. As bittersweet as these changes are, we hope you will give this new direction a chance.
In the meantime…
Fans of Life Talk will still be able to go watch past episodes, and memorable moments of the show on the LifeTalkTv YouTube channel. We encourage everyone to give the show a memorable send off by going back and watching your favorite past episodes.
What was your favorite episode of LifeTalk?
Let us know in the comments section below!