Liberation Brew Productions started in 1994 as a spinoff of Satyagraha Publications and its music division Satyagraha Records with the in house music groups Cleveland Collective and Universal Liberation Orchestra. The brothers River Smith and T. R. Smith created Liberation Brew to produce video programming for local public access cable TV, and wider distribution on the internet. LBTV produces, promotes and presents progressive programming featuring satire and reporting of not so fake news.