Farm Aid 2008 will be the first to broadcast live (and commercial free) on DirecTV's The 101
(awk-ward, since it's broadcasting from the Comcast Center near Boston). Every bit of the John Mellencamp-tastic classic rock, country and contemporary live music broadcast is coming our way in 5.1 surround sound from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. on September 20. DirecTV
's managed to squeeze its interactive
feature in, the red button on the remote takes viewers to more information about Farm Aid, the performers and how to support family farms. Already got tickets? Catch a replay immediately following the show or one of the three times it will air the next day, and don't forget the satcaster plans to match its subscribers donations from September 6 to September 30 to the tune of $50,000.