Illegal Knowledge

"Everything we should have known,
but were never supposed to find out..."

Welcome To Illegal Knowledge

Access Tucson Update: Illegal Knowledge is now on both Access Tucson and Creative Tucson, which will be the new home for Community Media in Tucson.  We at IKTV do not know when shows will begin on Creative Tucson, but we are making a contest out of it, and it's free to play.  COX Communications needs to supply the head end to the studio link from WaveLab before the studio there will be ready to accomodate a live show like IKTV.  As always, we will post the news here when it breaks.  KEEP WATCHING!!  SEE YOU SOON!

IKTV is currently accepting underwriters!  Please send an email to be considered.  We will also gladly accept your support; please email for information

Illegal Knowledge now airs on Access Tucson at 8:30PM MST (11:30PM EDT / 10:30PM EST / 8:30PM PDT / 7:30PM PST) on every third Friday of the month on Cox 20 / Comcast 74.
Replays are now every Thursday Morning at 7 AM MST (no longer Sundays at Midnight) on Cox 20 / Comcast 74.
The Illegal Knowledge TV YouTube Channel is at so check it out!
The Illegal Knowledge Forums are at so join the discussion!
Send your questions and topics to Illegal Knowledge on Twitter @IKTVlive or via, or use email or Facebook for Illegal Knowledge questions, topics and comments at!

The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act is now available to read, or you can read about it on MPP.  Get ready to gather signatures!

Come check out Michael talking about IKTV on the Duke & Cat Show!

Season Seven Began on Friday 18 July 2014, and now runs through 19 June 2015!
Replays are still Every Thursday Morning at 7:00 AM MST/PDT (10AM EDT / 9AM EST).

Season Six Began on Friday 19 July 2013, and ended on 20 June 2014.
Replays are now Every Thursday Morning at 7:00 AM MST/PDT (10AM EDT / 9AM EST).

Season Five Began on Friday 17 August 2012 and ended on 21 June 2013.
Season Four is Available or is in Post-Production

Please click here for earlier seasons.

Remember to call in with your questions and comments!  Call (520) 624-2792 or (520) 629-0683 during show times, or email or send in your questions to Facebook or Twitter @IKTVlive or via before or during the show.

Show News:

Access Tucson Update: Illegal Knowledge, after missing the September 2014 show, will now resume to its previous status as a monthly show through June of 2015.  We will know soon whether Access Tucson will exist or will close beyond June of 2015, and we will post the news here when it breaks.  For now, though, IKTV will remain a monthly show through June of 2015!!  YEA!!!

Check out the MS Word document containing lyrics Michael adapted for the 2014 election season, to the song "Lunatic Fringe" by Red Rider, which are now about the right wing lunatic fringe of the GOP.

UPDATE: Right after the last show aired, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) published a report on Global Climate Change entitled What We Know: The Reality, Risks and Response to Climate Change , which substantiates quite a bit of what we discussed on the show.  Grist wrote an article about the AAAS Report , have a look.

Please see this open letter to Obama from whistleblower Edward Snowden's dad.

I just found this really amazing video where Rod Serling and Mike Wallace explain censorship creep into early television.  It is a must-see!
US Senators Are Proposing An Amendment To Overturn Citizens United and McCutcheon!!  Please Sign Here!!
Please help return the power to the people by kicking out big corporate money from elections, by signing below.

Tell The FCC That We Insist On Net Neutrality!!  Help Save The Internet!!  Please Sign These Petitions!!  We Have Until 10 September 2014!!
Net Neutrality is a principle that says that the people who use the internet, not large corporations, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), should be in control.  All of these petitions do the same thing: they order the FCC to reclassify broadband ISPs so as to re-regulate broadband Internet providers and force them to operate inside of the legal framework that has traditionally applied to companies that offer two-way communication services.  This ensures that ISPs can't speed up, slow down, or block web content based on its political affilitaion, content, source, ownership, destination, or any other number of factors.  If ISPs can slow down certain sections of the internet, then they can also charge YOU more if YOU want to have those services given to you at normal speeds.  It's like extortion for the internet without Net Neutrality.  Please sign the petitions below to prevent this corporate-controlled dystopia from becoming reality, before it's too late!

Listen to The Diane Rehm Show: The Future Of Open Access To The Internet
Please Feel Free To Use My Comments (read on air during the 611 show):

Please click here to see older show news.

Illegal Knowledge is on Access Tucson, and you can watch IKTV live at 8:30 PM MST on the third Friday of every month, either streaming over the internet, or if you are in the Tucson metro area and have COX or Comcast, on television on COX channel 20 or Comcast channel 74.  Replays are on every Thursday Morning at 7AM MST, on channels Comcast 74 / COX 20.  Otherwise, you can watch over the internet by clicking on the links below.  You can watch past programs streaming on demand from IKTV on YouTube, and you can watch replays online streaming (using QuickTime or via RTSP with VLC Player) from Access Tucson.  For live shows where I am taking calls from the audience, you can call (520) 624-2792 or (520) 629-0683 with your questions and comments.  If you would like to volunteer for production crew, please contact the show via email at

Do you have an idea for a Season Eight show topic? Send your suggestions via Twitter or to today!

Season Seven

Currently in production from July 2014 through the end of Access Tucson, which looks like the end of June 2015.  Eleven episodes total.

Season Six

On air from mid 2013 through mid 2014.  Twelve episodes total.

Season Five

On air from 2012 through mid 2013.  Ten episodes total.

Season Four

On air in early 2012.  Five episodes total.

Season Three

On air in 2008.  Three episodes total.

Season Two

On air from 2007-2008.  Fifteen episodes total.

Season One

On air in 2002.  Ten episodes total.  No videos are available (yet?) for this season.

Click for all seasons in one list.

Remember to call in with your questions and comments!  Call (520) 624-2792 or (520) 629-0683 during show times, or email or send in your questions to Facebook or Twitter @IKTVlive or via before or during the show.

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“For I have sworn upon the altar of god, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. But this is all they have to fear from me”
  -- Thomas Jefferson


“"And what does it amount to?" said Satan, with his evil chuckle.  "Nothing at all.  You gain nothing; you always come out where you went in.  For a million years the race has gone on monotonously propagating itself and monotonously reperforming this dull nonsense--to what end?  No wisdom can guess!  Who gets a profit out of it?
"Nobody but a parcel of usurping little monarchs and nobilities who despise you; would feel defiled if you touched them; would shut the door in your face if you proposed to call; whom you slave for, fight for, die for, and are not ashamed of it, but proud; whose existence is a perpetual insult to you and you are afraid to resent it; who are mendicants supported by your alms, yet assume toward you the airs of benefactor toward beggar; who address you in the language of master to slave, and are answered in in the language of slave to master; who are worshiped by you with your mouth, while in your heart -- if you have one -- you despise yourselves for it.
"The first man was hypocrite and a coward, qualities which have not yet failed in his line; it is the foundation upon which all civilizations have been built.  Drink to their perpetuation!  Drink to their augmentation!  Drink to--" Then he saw by our faces how much we were hurt, and he cut his sentence short and stopped chuckling.”

  -- Samuel Langhorne Clemens, from "The Mysterious Stranger"


“I have lived perfectly well within this society; why cannot these oliogarchs and same misanthropes do as such then?  It is not because of any particular behavior for one sociological manner; rather it is solely caused by the lack of means and those resources to the great many which are foisted particularly by those which do not lack the same.  We have all faced the serpect sick and we know what it is, who it is and where it is, moreover, we all know what is better.  The question we need to ask these days is whether we are able to appreciate this and contribute.  Perhaps more pressing is that we must now, please keep track of each others' whereabouts: regardless of the presence of GITMO DELTA-4, we must assume that we all oblige to perform in our best.  While the shame of our collective nod to the perpetuation of subjugation and torture still happens, it needs to stop immediately, so this next becomes the most important.  The place in this world bears no more space for those ideologues of bigotry nor hatred.  The ancient thought that a betterment of one family or race or strain is somehow purity, that is now obviously not only quaint, but incorrect and patently obtuse and averse from reality.  The old lines are no longer to be sanely held.  We shall not now and ought not to ever more be alone.  I do not want to be this, only in, that only I am this; it is necessary this entire world needs to share that this immutable truth must be known, because, we all of everyone, we do collectively hold the highest and so care about our future, even when it is not our own.  If you will pick any one of the 3600 to stop, please pick ALL OF THEM and make EVERYONE THE CAUSE.”
  -- Michael Oatman  --  19 December 2019