"A Canadian company called UrtheCast has begun to claim that it is going to place the first live HD video feed on the International Space Station in a few months. Despite all of their PR and hype, NASA isn't so sure that there actually is a real product and service - as advertised by UrtheCast."
"Few remember that the predecessor of the ISS was Space Station Freedom, a solely American venture to build a year-round floating laboratory in space. President Ronald Reagan directed NASA to complete the project within a decade during his 1984 State of the Union Address. But by 1993 the Freedom project had gone through two major design initiatives and was still nowhere near completion."
Keith's note: Um, you really need to check your historical facts as well as your technical facts: Space Station Freedom was an international space station. Japan, Europe, and Canada were partners.