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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.
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.
Please sign this pettition to stop showing junk food adverts before 21.00 on childrens television.
These junk food adverts are making chidren overweight!
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'.
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.
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.
157. 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!
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.
159. 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.
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!!
The Daily news has not accurately printed channels 25 (Shadow Lane) and 54 (Women's Television)in their daily TV listings.
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.
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.
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!
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.
166. 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!
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.
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:
169. 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.
170. 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.
I have seen the show, I have become obsessed with it along with many others, so I made this petition.
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!
Fun House was the grand daddy of all messy game shows.
There had never been that much gunge ever on television!
There had never been so many ingenious ways devised of gunging children.
It was tipped over them, hurled at them, they were dipped into it, they swam in it, slid into it and even swung into it!
Thousands of games were devised with the sole purpose of having the teams slip, slide and slither their way to the most exciting finale of any children's game show-'The Fun House Run'.
The format was very simple. Two teams, one boy and one girl, representing their school competed against each other. There were 3 messy games each separated by a 'Question and Answer Round' which then led to the penultimate game- 'The Fun House Grand Prix'.
Although the details of this item changed over the years, mainly to reflect the movements in Formula 1 rules, it was always the most thrilling, most exciting, breathtaking motorised game on CITV. The chequered flag was always the great climax to a fantastic race. Again over the years new technology was used to make the race even more exciting. The development of smaller mini-cams set on the cars let the viewers experience the sensation of actually driving the karts.
Then the moment of truth arrived. The final scores were totted up and the teams found out which of them were going to have one of the most exciting experiences of their lives. They were going into the 'Fun House'.
All through the show everything had been played against the backdrop of this amazing structure. Towering over everything, this multicoloured, multi -level construction had dominated the proceedings. No adult was ever allowed to go into the Fun House. It was strictly a children only area.
The different levels of the House were connected by bridges, ladders, firemans poles, chutes, slides and bobsleighs. Hidden all over the house were 15 tags, each of them representing a prize. The teams had to work out the best route to pick up as many prizes as possible. One of the tags was the key to the "Power Prize" which gave them the chance to win a really huge prize like a holiday.
Fun House was the most exciting mix of elements ever put together in one game show, proven by the exceptionally long run that the series had on CITV. Not to mention the most catchiest theme tune ever for a children's TV programme!
Unusually the presenting team remained unchanged throughout the run. They were Pat Sharp and the twins Melanie and Martina Grant.
We, VAGS (Vaughn-As-A-Goth Supporters), believe that the character Michael Vaughn of the ABC Primetime Show Alias, should be involved more in undercover missions which require him to utilize interesting disguises (such as the thoroughly interesting Goth disguise in the season three episode of "Unveiled").
175. Save Clone High USA
This is a petition to save Clone High USA on MTV. It is one of the best and most creative television shows ever to be aired on television and had enormous potential. It is, by far, the funniest show that I have ever seen, and it does it in an unoffensive way too, which is rare for the television shows of today. This is a huge shame that it was cancelled. Alot of fans of the show, like myself, were let down by this. It would be more understandable if the show was cancelled because Music Television [MTV] decided to actually show more music videos and music related programs. But since they probably replaced it with another reality show, it's pointless to get rid of a show loved by so many. Once again, this is a huge letdown. Please don't give it the same fate as other equally brilliant cartoons, such as Daria, Beavis and Butthead, and the Undergrads.
SAVE CLONE HIGH USA!
This is a petition to NBC to keep the television show "ED" on air.
177. Stop Media Violence
An epidemiological study was conducted by the American Medical Association to finalize whether the media is indeed responsible for societal violence. Research compared the happenings of surrounding nations with television, to that of nations without. All observed areas were both demographically and ethnically identical, having the television alone as a variable. The findings were astounding. Every examined region, in which media had been introduced, had a drastic upswing in the rate of violence with children. Within fifteen years the murder rate had doubled. The span of time can be explained simply in that it was the duration needed for the exposed three to five year olds to reach the 'prime crime age'. One example supporting these findings occurred in a small Canadian town in the year of 1973. At this time the town had just been introduced to media influence. Shortly after, there was an incredible 160 percent increase in aggression among the first and second graders of the area. Yet another example is the outstanding increase in the imprisonment rate, which has quadrupled since 1975, a year in which media violence had become more prevelant.
Presently, in the United States, there are about two million teens who have possession of a deadly weapon, approximately 135,000 carry them to school. Many believe this is due to overexposure to violence in the media. On average, media viewers encounter an act of serious violence such as: rape, kidnapping, murder, or assault once every four minutes. The problem we face is the possibility of when viewing these horrendous acts consistently, youth will be more inclined to mimic these actions publicly. One such example is the infamous movie, Natural Born Killers (a Warner Brother production) that has been found to be responsible for more than a dozen murder cases, such as the following. In the year of 1994, a fourteen-year-old boy, who was accused of decapitating his younger sister, claimed he only had wished to be like the Natural Born Killers. Yet another teen, who had become obsessed with the movie, shaved his head and wore tinted green granny glasses (like Mickey the main character) before murdering his stepmother and half-sister. The American Medical Association has concluded that since television was founded in the 1950's, the media has been a casual factor behind 10,000 homicides, 70,000 rapes, and 700,000 assaults annually. There is no excuse for this individually or nationally, and it must be brought to an end.
As Americans of this proud nation we cannot ignore these issues with a complacent attitude. Rather, we must make it a priority to renew national morality by petitioning the industry itself.
Sony Entertainment Television was launched in the Indian sub-continent and the Middle East in October 1995. The channel is a joint partnership between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Argos Communications Enterprises, a Singapore based entertainment company specialising in South Asian program production and media services.
Have you ever seen "Gerhart Reinke's Wanderlust"? If not, don't be suprised. This show, while hystericaly funny, was never given a chance to really shine. It never had a good time or a decent commercial campaign. It is well written and very funny to watch. It came from the production company "JackHole", responsible for other great shows such as "The Man Show" and "Crank Yankers". If you have never heard of this show, please visit the webpage listed. It brings you to the wanderlust page of comedycentral.com. While you are there please watch a video or two of this wonderful show. Thankyou.
180. Save S Club 7!
ABC Family has taken a hit television show , S Club 7, off their schedule, and refuses to put it back on. Disney channel does not allow ideas to be accepted from their viewers, so now Nickelodeon is one of our last resorts. Many viewers across many countries are very disappointed about not being able to watch their favourite television show anymore, so we've decided to stand against it. This petition is available to veiwers everywhere.