Last chance to save TV Nation! (fwd)

Chegitz Guevara mluziett at
Wed Nov 22 11:52:36 MST 1995

Marc, "the Chegitz," Luzietti

I'm not anti-society, society's anti-me
I'm not anti-religion, religion's anti-me
I'm not anti-tradition, tradition's anti-me
I'm not anti-anything, I just want to be free.

Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies

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Date: Wed, 22 Nov 1995 05:57:58 -0800
From: Nathan Newman <newman at>
To: Multiple recipients of list LABNEWS <LABNEWS at CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU>
Subject: Last chance to save TV Nation!

Date:         Tue, 21 Nov 1995 20:20:02 -0500
From: Veronica Moore <TVNatFans at AOL.COM>
To: Multiple recipients of list TVNATIONFANS


 ************************ LETTER FROM MICHAEL ***********************

Dear Friend,

First of all, please forgive me for taking so long to write back. We have
received over 55,000 letters and I have personally read many of them. I know
of no other show that gets this kind of mail. I have been quite moved by your
response to the show and how it has affected you. Thank you for your story
ideas, your gifts and your offers of home-cooked meals! The suits at the
network tell me that each letter represents at least another 2,000 viewers
who didn't write. If they get more than a hundred letters regarding any show,
they consider that a mass movement!

So now that we have a movement going...I want to alert you to what is going
on at Fox regarding TV NATION's renewal.

Fox will decide, probably within the next week, whether or not to bring back
TV NATION. It is important that they hear from you, our viewers, today. If
there was ever a time to send a letter to the President of the network, today
is that day.

Listed below is the address for the President of Fox Entertainment. Please
let him know how you feel about the need for an intelligent, funny and
progressive show on television. (If you are using E-mail, please also drop a
hard copy in the U.S. mail since letters posted by mail still carry more
weight with the network).

John Matoian
President, Fox Entertainment
Building 88, Suite 336
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

E-mail: Foxnet at

It would also help if you could send a copy of your letter to the press. They
have no idea that this massive grassroots support for TV NATION exists and
their coverage of it would help. If you can, send a copy of your letter to
Fox to the following journalists:

Howard Rosenberg
Times Mirror Square
Los Angeles, CA  90053

Fax:  213-237-4712

Jeff Jarvis
1211 Avenue of the Americas
2nd Floor
New York, NY  10036

Bruce Fretts
1675 Broadway
New York, NY  10019

Fax:  212-522-6104

And, if you can, please send a copy to the staff at TV NATION as well.  Our
e-mail address is:

TVNatFans at

Our postal address is:

TV Nation
c/o Dog Eat Dog Films
PO Box 0831
Radio City Station
NY, NY 10101-0831

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from the mail
we've received:

1) Video cassettes of all TV NATION episodes will be available soon. We will
   keep you posted.

2) Thanks for wanting to wear a TV NATION hat. If you want to purchase a TV
   NATION hat, please write to:

     Sony Signatures, 10202 W. Washington, Culver City, CA 90232.

3) There was an eighth episode of TV NATION this summer, shown only on the
   BBC. You can see this "lost episode" when TV NATION comes out on video.

4) The theatrical release of CANADIAN BACON (my second feature film,
   starring Alan Alda, John Candy and Rip Torn), has been kept to a limited
   number of cities. This has been very disappointing to me considering the
   film's success at the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and the
   favorable reviews in the New York Times, Village Voice and other
   publications. I am very proud of this political satire and I can only hope

   it will find its way to your town (it wouldn't hurt to call your local
   cinema and ask for it).  CANADIAN BACON will be available at video
   stores in mid-December.

5) Louis Bruno will continue his campaign for President if our show is

6) Yes, Yuri was an "actual" KGB spy for 10 years in the United States.

7) No one "plays" Crackers. Crackers is a 7-foot yellow chicken who will not
   rest until all corporate crooks are behind bars.

8) My trip to Cobb County, Georgia, to meet Newt Gingrich was the story I
   enjoyed doing the most. I recently learned that this TV NATION segment was
   shown at a congressional meeting on Capitol Hill and created quite a stir.
   Other favorites include "Love Night," setting off car alarms outside the
   CEO's window, and Whiny White Guys portrayed as an endangered species.

9) If you want to be on our e-mail newsletter list, please e-mail us at:
               TVNatFans at
   Give us the following information in this format:
               ADD TVNATIONFANS screenname at youraddress Your Real Name

It was a great boost when TV NATION won the Emmy in September for
"Outstanding Informational Series." I think there is a good chance for our
renewal - and your involvement counts. Thanks for participating in a show
that is trying to make a difference.

Sincerely yours,

Michael Moore

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