RT America is a non-profit news agency funded by the Russian government. RT stands for "Russia Today" which was its original name.
RT America creates an original set of programs each weekday from 4 p.m. to 12 midnight Eastern Time, and like its counterpart RT UK, it simulcasts RT International at all other times. Its most notable TV personality is Larry King.
On September 11, 2017, the United States Department of Justice told the company that provides services for the RT America channel that it must register as an agent under the Foreign Agent Registration Act.
- "US DOJ uses WWII-era legislation to demand that RT supplier register as a ‘foreign agent’", Sept. 11, 2017. Retrieved on Sept.11, 2017.