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121. Britain's Got Talent - Jack the Tap Dancer

Ex Army Corporal Jack the Tap Dancer story is one of great heart ache and angst. Jack first started tap dancing when he was 8 years old but soon was unable to due to his Army service.

A few years ago Jack's wife tragically passed away, after 10 years of Jack caring for her and living with her alzheimer's. This sent poor Jack into a spiraling depression and the only way he sought solace was by dancing his sorrows away.

Today Jack is through to the last 24 of 'Britain's Got Talent' and he's got a very good chance of performing in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.

With our help we can make this man's dream come true and bring a smile back to this fallen war hero! Let's make it happen!

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122. Bring back 'Jeux Sans Frontieres'!

****WOW! Almost 15,000 signatures!! Thanks everybody and keep it up!!*****

EBU, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has cancelled the much-awaited return of Jeux Sans Frontières - the brilliant game show that for 35 years brought together young people from all over Europe.

We are calling on all European citizens to help lobby EBU for the return of JSF.

Please sign this petition, which will be delivered to EBU's Director of Television and to national broadcasters.

Jeux Sans Frontières was a perfect example of both popular and quality programming, which is becoming rarer in an era of cultural dumbing down, reality TV and cheap song contests.

JSF was one of the most popular programmes across the continent - one of a very few examples of truly contemporary European culture, and a great way to build a common identity, exchange experiences and learn about the places and cultures of Europe. In fact, from 1965 to 1999, generation after generation of Europeans grew up with 'the Games'.

JSF was a great chance for European youths to take part in creative, imaginative and stimulating games, while showcasing beautiful villages, towns and cities from participating countries.

In short, JSF meets all three criteria of good Public Service Broadcasting: it informs, educates and entertains.

After a lot of pressure from fans across Europe, broadcasters decided to launch a new series of JSF in 2007; only to cancel it at the last moment due to "financial difficulties". It's true that JSF is an expensive programme to produce. Still, broadcasters waste millions of euros every year on programmes of much lesser quality and indeed popularity.

Let's show EBU and its members, i.e. the national public service broadcasters (such as BBC, TF1, RAI, ERT) - which by the way are funded by us - that European audiences want Jeux Sans Frontières back.

Please sign this petition.

****WOW! Almost 15,000 signatures!! Thanks everybody and keep it up!!*****

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123. Campaign for more Black-British representation on mainstream TV

My name is Amanda Amory and I feel that there is a lack of positive Black-British representation on television, and would like this changed.

Not just because I, myself am from the Black community, but because in my chosen career as a scriptwriter and having friends, colleagues and family members who aspire to be actors, there is limited opportunity for us to succeed.

There is a wealth of vibrancy, humour, pathos, drama, entertainment and passion in the Black community that deserves to be heard and enjoyed by those who love television.

And I am so thankful that there are already a few talented and respected representatives on television who have blazed a trail for us, but there is still room for more. MUCH more.

My words have been echoed by these talented and respective individuals on countless occasions and I have personally heard from Television Industry professionals that there is a need for a larger Black representation on TV as what we have now is far from ideal.

This is true, which is unfortunate for this day in age and in such a multicultural society such as ours. So more has to be done. Which is why I am urging you to please sign this petition in the hope that it changes things for the better.

Thankyou.

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124. Bring back Jericho

Jericho was an excellent TV Drama and should not get cancelled for a drama about a vampire, a musical and a drama about a Cuban-American family running a sugar business in Florida.

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125. Save 'Kulvaddu' from going off the air

We love the show 'Kulvaddu' and think that it is really different from the usual shows on Indian television today. It is one of the best shows on Sony Channel these days...

It has an excellent cast, with Sachin Sharma, Daljjet Kaur, Shaleen Bhanot and others doing an excellent job of their roles. The lead couple, Sachin Sharma and Daljeet Kaur, have explosive chemistry.

The show moves at a very fast pace. Also, the show does not have false drama and the production values are refreshingly real.

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126. Against forced music in hospitals

Increasingly, patients in hospital wards, and in hospital and doctor's waiting rooms are being forced to listen, either to other people's choice of music, or to the noise of their televisions.

Any unwanted music becomes a form of noise pollution that can irritate or depress, rather than entertain or divert, people who may already be suffering.

This is born out by a survey of 115 blood donors carried out at Nottingham University Medical School in 1995. It found that playing music made waiting donors more anxious before donating blood, and more depressed after donating, than silence.

If such outpatients (all healthy volunteers) feel like this, patients lying often immobilised in beds may suffer far worse. It is particularly unfair to trample on other people's rights to peace, when they are at their most vulnerable in hospital. Anyone who wants to listen to music or radio can do so easily through headphones.

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127. Change BET

BET is not run by a black man any longer and it shows. Now it glamorizes or sensationalizes activities that are criminal, degrading, sexist, stereotypical, or predjudice. The dumbest rap artists in the world are endorsing nothing but butt naked booty, "hoes", money and obnoxiously unnecessary expensive jewelry! The rap songs now have "elementary hooks and verses" and the message is the exact same in every video.

That message is "sell your soul for money push drugs on the streets and treat your sisters like crap and you will get to live comfortable like me, even though those same rappers are really broke, the platinum chain is borrowed (or fake) and, posing next to rented cars.

Not every black person likes to go to the club, not all of us are materialistic, some of us do have the ability to love our men & women. We aren't just entertainers. Still, we do not see this balance reflected on BET anymore. This causes a problem because it's mainly young people who watch the channel. What are we telling our young people about what it means to be a black male or female? Where are their positive role models? Not on Black Entertainment Television the one place that they should be able to find it. I, as a mother of two daughters and one son, will not allow my children to watch ANYTHING that airs on BET but, why does it have to be this way? Before Viacom bought BET from Johnson (a black man) We had Tavis Smiley. We had Teen Summit. We had positive black artists that I would have been happy to turn on the tv to and say to my children "see"! This is what you are! Can you say the same thing today? Would you turn on BET at anytime of the day and sit your young child down in front of it and say "Look, this is what you are and what you can become?" Now BET is putting out the message to our youngest and most impressionable, our future..That we are criminals, thugs, ignorant, entertainment. I don't want my children or any black child to believe that's what they are.

Imagine turning on your television and not having to worry about what the children are watching, knowing that the channel is positive and educational. Even better, the channel could be uplifting and even help you and that child learn a little about yourself and your culture. Wow, what a wish. Eventually, someone thought of that very thing and created a TV network called BET. While it was getting started, it was something to be proud of. It celebrated us as a people, educated us with talk forums and news geared toward what was relevant to us.

Real talent was discovered and our movies were celebrated. Even our music was spotlighted as we watched shows like Video Soul and Video Vibrations hosted by talent that actually spoke in full and complete sentences.

Many prominent media critics, including Public Enemy rapper Chuck D, journalist George Curry, Howard University, writer Keith Boykin, comic book writer/artist/editor Christopher Priest, filmmaker Spike Lee and writer/cartoonist Aaron McGruder of The Boondocks, have protested BET's programming and actions.

One of the most commonly-heard complaints is the fact that BET's programming is mostly music entertainment, particularly Hip-hop and rap music, and does not focus on the public affairs of the black community. This criticism expanded in the light of Viacom's cutbacks of BET's public affairs department, which resulted in the firing of BET Tonight talk show host and social commentator Tavis Smiley in March 2001, and the cancelations of the youth panel forum Teen Summit and morning news broadcast Lead Story in 2002. Black Exploitation Television!

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128. Make the Media Stop the Epidemic it Started

Dear Sir or Madam:

SUBJECT: EATING DISORDERS IN THE MEDIA

My name is Katie Morton and I am writing because I would like to see a part of one of the CBS Evening News shows to be about eating disorders in the media. As a teenage girl I am deeply disturbed by the growing number of people that are affected by eating disorders on a daily basis. Due to the media many girls result to not eating or eating very little in order to look like the stars they see on television.

Many girls in today’s society look at the skinny, beautiful models and actresses as role models. It appears that these women have everything, money, fame, and good looks. They think that these women are in control but what most girls do not realize is that these women are really spinning out of control because many of them have an eating disorder. “In America young girls have been so obsessed with dieting that they will take extreme measures by the time they are ten years old” (Erlanger).

Almost every girl at some point in her life has looked in the mirror and thought that all they saw was fat. By being skinny it shows that you have control over your life. Even I have been one of those girls who look at themselves in the mirror and think they are fat. Unlike many girls I have never taken drastic measures to change the way I look. All I have done is exercised significantly and eaten healthy foods. Like every girl in America I wanted to be like the women that I see on television.

“Five to ten million people have eating disorders nation wide; that includes eleven percent of high school students and up to nineteen percent of college students. Eighteen to twenty percent of people with anorexia will die within twenty years of diagnosis” (Lauren Gold). This is a statistic that must be changed for the benefit of today’s youth. Television is the way most individuals get information in the United States; therefore it is the media’s responsibility to portray a more realistic image for young girls.

I believe that it would be a great idea for CBS to run a show on this growing epidemic in America. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Katharine Morton

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129. Stop the Media promoting Eating Disorders

518 HAMILTON AVE
LUMBERTON, NJ 08048
January 11, 2007
CBS Evening News
524 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019

Dear Sir or Madam:

SUBJECT: EATING DISORDERS IN THE MEDIA

My name is Katie Morton and I am writing because I would like to see a part of one of the CBS Evening News shows to be about eating disorders in the media. As a teenage girl I am deeply disturbed by the growing number of people that are affected by eating disorders on a daily basis. Due to the media many girls result to not eating or eating very little in order to look like the stars they see on television.

Many girls in today’s society look at the skinny, beautiful models and actresses as role models. It appears that these women have everything, money, fame, and good looks. They think that these women are in control but what most girls do not realize is that these women are really spinning out of control because many of them have an eating disorder. “In America young girls have been so obsessed with dieting that they will take extreme measures by the time they are ten years old” (Erlanger).
Almost every girl at some point in her life has looked in the mirror and thought that all they saw was fat. By being skinny it shows that you have control over your life. Even I have been one of those girls who look at themselves in the mirror and think they are fat.

Unlike many girls I have never taken drastic measures to change the way I look. All I have done is exercised significantly and eaten healthy foods. Like every girl in America I wanted to be like the women that I see on television.

“Five to ten million people have eating disorders nation wide; that includes eleven percent of high school students and up to nineteen percent of college students. Eighteen to twenty percent of people with anorexia will die within twenty years of diagnosis” (Lauren Gold). This is a statistic that must be changed for the benefit of today’s youth. Television is the way most individuals get information in the United States; therefore it is the media’s responsibility to portray a more realistic image for young girls.

I believe that it would be a great idea for CBS to run a show on this growing epidemic in America. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Katharine Morton

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130. Save ' Aisa Des Hai Mera' from going off the air

We love the show 'Aisa Des Hai Mera' and think that it is really different from the usual shows on Indian television today.

It has an excellent cast, with Kanwaljeet, Benjamin Gilani, Kirron Kher, Pavan Malhotra and Beena doing an excellent job of their roles. The lead couple, Gaurav Chopraa and Saumya Tandon, have explosive chemistry and have the potential of becoming as popular as other screen pairs such as Rajeev Aamna.

The show moves at a very fast pace and the level of spoken Hindi on the show is amazingly high. Also, the show does not have false drama and the production values are refreshingly real.

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131. Ban Junk food adverts before 21.00

Please sign this pettition to stop showing junk food adverts before 21.00 on childrens television.

These junk food adverts are making chidren overweight!

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132. Bring back Captain Planet

When Captain Planet and the Planeteers was axed on ABC kids in 1996, Australia lost a hero.

We must help this hero to come back on our screens. Captain Planet mixes action with Enviromental Awareness. This is the childs version of 'an inconvenient truth'.

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133. Bring Back Starting Over

This is a television show that had a lot of moral meaning to it.

This being a show, which focused on 6 different women living in the same house together, making changes to their lives, and working toward achieving a life goal. The women have the support of each other, as well as the support and motivation of their life coaches, assisting them toward achieving their life goals.

"Starting Over" has allowed countless people to relate to the life issues (e.g. - money, love, health, relationships, etc.), which the actual women, who participated in the life-changing process were dealing with. This show has even inspired people to make changes in their lives, as have these actual women.

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134. Get rid of chanel 10's "the wedge"

This is a petition to get chanel 10's "the wedge" programme off the air.

In our opinion it isn't funny, clever or entertaining and we hope that others share this veiw point.

Thankyou.

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135. Bring Back Michael

Day 36, 28th of May, 06, Michael was evicted from the big brother house.

Quoting the Big Brother website, from day one Michael lived up to his psychological profile, proving that he was "likely to be strategic as he is analytical". He analyzed, pondered, assessed, scrutinized and dissected every aspect of the House - and drove a lot of people crazy in the process! The BB House just won't be the same without the 'self-employed' Insider.

Who could forget his insider missions:
Sabotaging the clown task
Concocting a tale involving 'Reuben'
And stealing the housemates toothbrushes

Love him or hate him, Michael did cause havoc in the house and offered exciting TV viewing. Yet, the controversy did not end there. Michael continued to voice his opinions on the nomination show, Rove Live and the Kyle and Jackie O show.

So what has happened since then? Well, if 20000+ viewers voice a positive message wanting Michael back in the house, Michael may be considered to return back to the house as a contestant or as a guest. This is a shout out to all viewers who enjoy exciting television. This is not a shout out just to Michael fans.

So, if you love to be entertains…make sure you let big Brother know that the house needs Michael by singing the petition. Never Quit Michael! Never Quit!

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136. Resurrect Associated Television

April 25, 2006

ATV OR ASSOCIATED TELEVISION LTD AS IT WAS KNOWN WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TV COMPANY IN HISTORY.

FOUNDED BY LEW GRADE IN 1955 AS ATV LONDON IT MADE LEGENDS LIKE CROSSROADS, THE PRISONER, DANGERMAN, RANDELL AND HOPKIRK DISCEASED, SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM, AND TISWAS.

IT VANISHED IN 1982 WE DEMAND ITV REINSTATES ATV AS THE LEGENDARY LOGO IS A GREAT THING SO ITV ARE YOU GOING TO STOP MAKING RUBBISH AND RESURRECT ATV.

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137. As If on DVD!!

April 7, 2006

For many As If fans, the show reached its ending in yeah 2004. Viewers watching in Latin America and on Sattelite in the UK have seen the last of the gang.

The show has now finished on most channels around the world, but you still may be able to find repeats if you look hard in the schedules.

As If was a ground-breaking British drama, following the exciting lives of six young adults living in London. The popular show has now finished filming after 76 action packed episodes.

Each episode was considered ground breaking and extremely unique. The show created a cult following around the world. The drama's success is partly because of the fantastic soundtrack and modern style of filming; flashbacks, dodgy camerawork and sureal sequences are extremely frequent in all of the individual 30-minute long episodes.

Jamie, Sooz , Nicki, Alex, Sasha and Rob are the six teenagers featured in this hit teen drama. Each episode of As If shows the story from of characters point of view, allowing the viewers to learn their thoughts and personal feelings on the drama unfolding around them.

As If has gained cult following all over the world, and is one of the most popular and highly rated teen drama's ever.

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138. Stop showing station logos and program ads during tv shows

December, 2005

All television stations are now putting up their logo in the bottom right corner of the screen. It is also becoming more and more frequent that advertisements for other programs are shown while you are watching television.

These interfere with viewing. It is extremely distracting and diminishes the value of the current program being watched. It is especially annoying when the station logo covers information like the name and/or title of a person being interviewed for a particular show.

Show advertisements during commercials!!! Flash the station logo, but only show it for a short time; we know what station we're watching!!

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139. Accurately Print Shadow Lane and Women's Television in the dailyTV listings

The Daily news has not accurately printed channels 25 (Shadow Lane) and 54 (Women's Television)in their daily TV listings.

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140. Bring Back the 80's cartoon classics

Signing this petition wouled help bring back our 80's tv classics and cartoons such as rainbow brite, care bears, he-man, and all the other great classics we used to watch as children so that we can watch them again and bring back the memories and also share these educational and great classics with our children so when they grow up they can pass the classics along as well to their children.

I am sick of watching stupid, uneducational tv shows on the television, full of violence, and negativity that our children should not be exposed to anyway, we should be exposing them to great classics instead so please pass this along to all your friends and lets bring back these classics.

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141. Ban reality television

Reality television is a cancer in the fragile entity we call society. It is turning unambitious losers into couch-dwelling slobs with no purpose in life, giving them a reality which isn't real, fulfilling their desire to live an interesting life by forcing them to live a shitty one through others.

Reality television is evil.

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142. The Joan of Arcadia stuggle

As you might know, the CBS Television Network has decided to cancel the beloved TV show - "Joan of Arcadia". And so this petition was created to prevent this mistake!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Other than signing this petition please write to CBS, They count one letter as the equivilant of a lot of people watching. You can send a letter to:

CBS Television Network
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

Or you can send them an e-mail through this link: http://www.cbs.com/info/user_services/fb_global_form.shtml

Or even call them although writing a letter is more powerful: (212) 975-4321

*** COMMENT! - To all of the people that are signing this petition - please write your real E-mail address so when we will send this petition they could see that it's authentic!

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143. Inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people on Australian television

Recently a variety of Australian television channels have come under attack for recognising the diversity of the Australian community by including gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersexed people and characters in a variety of shows. This petition is to thank the ABC, SBS, Channel 7, Channel 9 and Channel 10 for their inclusion of such characters in their programming.

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144. Watch TNA In The UK

Dear (UK) TNA Wrestling Fans,

As you will all know, one of the leading wrestling companys/industrys named TNA, have recently begun booking a new show in the name of TNA Impact. This show is a new kind of entertainment that only TNA can bring unlike other federations like the WWE and other pro and semi-pro federations.

This petition is to try and get a response from UK TNA fans that would enjoy having TNA Impact aired on regional television rather than satellite or sky, which is not available for some people.
Channels like C4 and C5 would benefit from the weekly TNA Impact shows, greatly in my opinion and hopefully many of the people that will sign this petition will think the same.

I am sure that if we presented these two networks with the information and signatures that we will gather, they would happily review the idea of airing TNA Impact shows.

I hope that you, the fans will take a few minutes of your time to add your signature to the list of names, as it will help us!

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145. Degrassi: the abortion episodes

The N, the cable network here in the United States which airs the Canadian television show Degrassi:Then Next Generation, is refusing to air the first two episodes of the new season. Due to the nature of the episodes, in which Manny, 15, becomes pregnant with Craig's, 16, baby and decides that abortion is the way to go. Although it is a touchy subject, it is also a very real subject for today's youth. The show has dealt with sexuality, rape, cutting, child abuse, death and drug abuse, among other topics.

Pregnancy, abortion and the side effects of both, only seem like the next step for the show. With this petetion, we hope to show The N, that there is a need to show these ommited episodes.

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146. Legislation for Quality Children's Programming

As most of you know I am currently in the Early Childhood Education Master's Program at Oakland University. I am currently taking an advocacy class and I chose to be an advocate for the "Quality of Children's Television Programming." According to Nielsen Media Research, the average American (they included children in this average), watches an average of 3 hours and 43 minutes of television every day. That's 56 days of nonstop television watching each year!

The Parent's Television Council found that "foul language during the family hour (8-9 p.m.) increased by 94.8% between 1998 and 2002, and by 109.1% during the 9-10 p.m. airtime. I currently teach elementary age children English as a Second Language in the suburbs in the Metro Detroit area, and they are repeating inappropriate language they hear on television before they can carry on a conversation in English!

Some changes must be made. One of those changes starts with the parents themselves. They need to pay attention to how much quality time they are spending with their children, and how much time their children spend watching television, rather than having valuable interactions with their families. The other changes, are governmental, and I am proposing the following changes be brought to our government's attention:

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147. Boycott Noggin TV

The noggin television channel has a show called degrassi and it has a gay boy on it. At lease from the character info on the noggin website it looks like they act like it's ok and that the other kids on the show should accept it.

Please sign this petiton and start boycotting the noggin television channel on May 21, 2004, this is when I told them I would try to start a boycott if they did not stop showing homosexuality in a positive way on the noggin television channel.

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148. Ban Caillou from TV

Caillou is currently a popular kids show on networks like PBS and teletoon. Because Caillou and his sister are whiny, spoiled and under-disciplined, it teaches kids that whinning and not listening to your parents to get your own way works. But in the real world, it doesnt and it shouldnt. Its bad influence on our children.

I have a best friend who told me that a friend of hers has a child who watched Caillou and gradually started this habit of whinning whenever he didnt get his way---and he was too old for that habit! She immediately stopped letting him watch that show after she realized it. Sign this petition and dont let your kids be influenced by this.

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149. Make a Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust DVD

I have seen the show, I have become obsessed with it along with many others, so I made this petition.

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150. Bring back Celebrity Deathmatch!

Celebrity Deathmatch filled many hearts with joy as we saw the last honest claymation creations create fights with celebrities that amused us and made us laugh! CD is an unforgettable MTV program that stays in your heart, especially when you see episodes such as the Backstreet Boys vs. Nsync, fighting to the bloody and hilarious death! Bring back the show we all loved! Re-air Celebrity Deathmatch, because watching Jessica Simpson acting like a fool just doesn't cut it!

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