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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:
152. 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.
153. 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").
158. 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.
160. 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.
163. 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.
Many people didn't seem to like the replacement of Kutumb with Kahini Terri Meri, another Balaji Production on Sony Entertainment Television Asia, so Sony took it off air, due to the low TRP ratings. Apparently Ekta Kapoor, the creater of Kutumb, KKusum, Kahini Terri Meri etc... is now thinking of ending KKusum as well late this year.
165. Bring back Buffy
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is nearing the end of its seventh season. Odds are that it won't return for another. Sign, and let the people at Fox know that you do want Buffy to return, because really, I feel that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a show worth watching, and I hope you do too.
Swans Crossing was a short lived 1992 television series. In short, Swans Crossing is a soap opera, geered towards teenagers, about the interesting lives of twelve wealthy teenagers, some people may not remember this great T.V. show because ti only aired for six months. However, Swans Crossing had a lot of dedicated fans who haven't forgotten about it and are currently searching the web for any info at all on the show.
I made this petition because I am one of the many fans of this short lived series and I would really love to see it on DVD. The show hasn't been on television for about 8 years and I really miss it. Please help us bring it to DVD.
Robbery Homicide Division is the freshest new show on television this season. It is also one of the few shows that CBS is canning. The groundbreaking drama has the terrific writing, acting, and directing that will bring viewers to the network -- if given a chance.
Tell CBS that focus groups and Nielsens don't tell the whole story. Robbery Homicide Division is a show that deserves a chance.
The Mark Thomas Product is one of the greatest things ever to grace our dusty little TV screens, and needs, NEEDS to be released so those fortunate enough to catch it the first time can see it again, and those who did not can be inpsired by it.
Abolish Richard Simmons from Television. People are tired of his antics and flamboyancy.
This is a copy of the letter which will be sent along with this petition in our campain for better Television coverage of games:
I would just like to ask one question. Why isn't there any main stream video games programming.
Gaming now brings in more money than both Film and Music world wide yet no one has scene fit to publish a decent gaming program with industry insiders that actually no what there talking about. Some satellite channels have tried and failed on more than one occasion to bring forward such a program and yeah. A slightly witty script may please some casual gamers but it wont cut with actual games fans who want; Real games fans to honestly review good games across all formats games, talk about important gaming news and bring forwards Industry Officials to debate up and coming titles.
Now is the perfect time to start such a program. The "Console War" has just kicked up a gear with all major players (Microsoft, Sony + Nintendo) crashing down prices and releasing all there best soft ware for the Christmas rush.
Will it be popular? As I said, Gaming already brings in more money than films and Music. Nintendo favourite Super Mario is now officially more widely recognised than Mickey Mouse and Buggs Bunny. Games are now being taken seriously by institutions like the BAFTA's and there seems to be no stopping the industries rise. Why the sudden popularity burst?, Gaming has over the years transformed form a relatively small and not widely renowned industry to a Multi Billion Dollar main stream entertainment source for quite a few reasons. The main one being:
Technology advances, Since the big break into 3D around mid 1990's games have gone from strength to strength. Todays standards shown in most major releases are vastly approaching the levels of detail we can accomplish in films with some major movie studio's setting up there own gaming divisions. Most noticeable has been Lucas Arts. The legendary company set up by George Lucas creator of Star Wars and Indiee Anna Jones.
So whats up for the future? Well as with most things these days it a race for online glory. But a mere Internet site?, I think not instead how about a full online net work for playing games against people from every side of the globe. A chance for Tom nice boy And Harry to test there footy skills against there counter parts form Germany. Perhaps to go online with a friend and work together with a group of strangers from around the world in a team effort to save the world. This possibilities are endless and they are actually happening as we speak. Microsoft's Xbox live is just getting up and running, Sonys Internet systems are in operation and Nintendo's online networking is pencilled in for next year.
So as you can see it's an exciting time for the games industry and a main stream television slot would thump home the values of Gaming to every person across Britain. Many still don't really no the power of games and how they've evolved since there college days of playing Snes, Mega Drive and arcade system classics.
Were not asking for a multi million pound TV extravaganza, We just want a TV slot at a reasonable time detailing up and coming games, news and industry chat.
British anime fans would like to see British television graced with an all anime tv channel.
Too long has there existed a double standard in video games. Video game manufactures are permitted to represent gratuitous murder in their games as well as a large degree of sexually suggestive elements. In order for them to do this, they simply need to put a "T" (Teen) or "M" (Mature) label on the packaging of the game. However, the following law exists in the California legislature:
California Penal Code 308.5:
(a) No person or business shall sell, lease, rent, or provide, or offer to sell, lease, rent, or otherwise offer to the public or to public establishments in this state, any video game intended for either private use or for use in a public establishment and intended primarily for use by any person under the age of 18 years, which contains, in its design and in the on-screen presentation of the video game, any paid commercial advertisement of alcoholic beverage or tobacco product containers or other forms of consumer packaging, particular brand names, trademarks, or copyrighted slogans of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products.
(b) As used in this section, "video game" means any electronic amusement device that utilizes a computer, microprocessor, or similar electronic circuitry and its own cathode ray tube, or is designed to be used with a television set or a monitor, that interacts with the user of the device.
(c) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
As reasonable as this law may seem at a glance to some parties, it creates a very unreasonable restriction on games which are produced within the abilities of the NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) license. During every NASCAR broadcast, viewers bear witness to a variety of alcohol and tobacco related advertising in the form of Rusty Wallace's Miller Lite car, Dale Earnhardt Junior's Budweiser car, and most apparent, the name of the two main circuits of NASCAR, the Winston Cup (cigarette company) and the Busch Grand National (beer company). It would only seem logical that a video game that is licensed under NASCAR would be permitted to portray NASCAR in as realistic a manner as technology would allow. However, California Penal Code 308.5 forbids this.
This is actually a second double standard: A minor can view said controversial sponsorships (in addition to numerous others) in any given NASCAR race (one quarter of which are broadcast on a national non-cable network, NBC), however to represent the same in a video game in an effort to exude realism in what has been deemed a family-safe sport is forbidden. There should be no argument it is safe to conclude that if one plays a NASCAR video game, there is a very good chance that one has watched at least one NASCAR race on television. If the viewer/player was going to be influenced by alcohol or cigarette advertisements had they been in the game, is it not also safe to say that that person would have already been influenced by watching the race on television? In addition to this, the responsibility for keeping cigarettes and alcohol out of the hands of minors lies primarily on the vendors of these products. Secondary to the vendors, it is the responsibility of the parents or guardians of the minors to educate them on the dangers of alcohol and tobacco. If both of these "lines of defense" fail, all of the censorship in the world won't strip children of the ability to become consumers of these otherwise legal health threats.
I am writing to you today as a current satellite TV subscriber who would like to add my voice of support to the pending merger of EchoStar and DIRECTV. The combination of these two satellite providers will provide numerous benefits to consumers like me, including more choices in channels, programming, broadband and new television technologies.
By merging, the combined company will be a much stronger competitor to cable television and can offer more programming choices and, most importantly, all local TV channels in every market in the U.S. By providing local TV channels everywhere, this merger will make satellite television a strong alternative to cable in our community. Throughout the country, people will now be able to turn to satellite TV to access their local news, weather and community information, in addition to a comprehensive package of national video programming. But just as exciting, the merger will bring the availability of affordable high-speed Internet service by satellite to over 40 million Americans who don't have high-speed Internet access. These tremendous benefits to consumers won't happen without the merger. Satellite-delivered Internet service will bring an affordable and competitive alternative to cable modems and DSL to consumers in big cities, small towns and rural areas alike. This will give me a competitive choice for Internet access and will be especially advantageous to rural communities where cable modems and DSL are not likely to be available anytime in the near future.
In the interest of improving our access to competitive television and Internet service, I urge you to lend your support to this merger.
Si estás en Latinoamérica, ya debes saber que es casi un milagro ver a Michael Jackson en los canales de televisión. MTV Latina, la última vez que pasó un especial dedicado íntegramente al Rey del Pop fue cuando se lanzó el álbum "HIStory, Past, Present & Future", allá por 1995. Ya vimos en pantalla a artistas latinos e internacionales ser nombrados "Artistas del Mes", estar presentes en las secciones como "Becoming", "Making The Video", "FANatic", algunos hasta por doble turno, y de Michael Jackson... NADA. El 7 de noviembre de 2001, la corresponsal de Europa Press, Nuria Caralps, informó que la tienda de discos Virgin Megastore de Times Square en Manhattan, había sido la escogida por Michael Jackson para promocionar su último álbum "Invincible", evento televisado junto a una nota realizada por Carson Daily para "Total Request Live" (TRL), por la cadena estadounidense de música MTV, en el marco del ciclo musical "Spankin New Music" del canal. ¿Por qué ese material nunca fue emitido al aire por MTV Latina, en plena promoción del álbum "Invincible"?. Meses antes, en septiembre de 2001, Michael Jackson realizó dos conciertos como festejo por sus 30 años de carrera solista. En dicho país, el show fue trasmitido por la señal CBS y, como ocurrió en otras ocasiones, los televidentes pensamos que el programa iba a ser retransmitido para Latinoamérica por la señal Sony Entertainment Television. Sin embargo, los meses pasaron y todavía somos miles los seguidores latinoamericanos que aún no hemos podido disfrutar de este gran espectáculo. Es bastante ridículo pensar que no haya ningún plan de emitir el show conmemoración del aniversario de los 30 años de carrera como solista de Michael Jackson, tomando en cuenta que fue el programa con mayor audiencia de los últimos 10 años en la televisión americana, con 45 millones de televidentes. Realmente nos gustaría saber el verdadero motivo para evitar la transmisión de este tipo de especiales. Si Sony Entertainment Television puede trasmitir los premios Grammy Latinos, eventos especiales, ¿por qué no este concierto?. ¿Por qué MTV Latina no pasa ningún especial nuevo de Michael Jackson en años?. ¿Creerán que por no ser parte del primer mundo, no tenemos el mismo derecho a disfrutar de los mejores eventos internacionales?. Sería grato que a partir de esta petición, directivos de distintas cadenas televisivas (de aire y cable) se den cuenta de que... ¡EL SUR TAMBIÉN EXISTE!.
175. Fire Rob Dibble
Since joining ESPN, Rob Dibble has worsened both the quality of Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter
176. Save Zim!
There have been many people saying that invader Zim is or will be cancelled.
Invader Zim is one of the best shows on television. It's so different from all of the others. If it gets cancelled, there will be a lot of very dissapointed people. So we want Nickelodeon to KEEP INVADER ZIM!!!!!!!!
The Zim man rocks our world!!!
A petition to keep Daniel Jackson on 'Stargate SG-1'.
We are circulating this petition to express our considered opinion to both MGM and Michael Shanks that the character of Daniel Jackson should be retained in the 'Stagate SG-1' television series. If you are a fan of Michael Shanks and would like to see him stay with the series, please sign our petition!
178. Fans for "TITUS"
FOX BROADCASTING canceled the television sitcom "TITUS" starring Christopher Titus in Mid-April 2002... We are signing this petition in hopes of getting the show back on the air, or in other words, so FOX can see how many loyal viewers they have lost by taking this action to cancel a show that they had said "Has very good ratings". If you are a loyal TITUS fan, support the cast Christopher Titus, Stacy Keech, Cynthia Watros, Zack Ward, and David Shatraw. With efforts on getting the show back on the air....
Well to our disgust ABC has cancelled our beloved Emu Springs Something In The Air from our lives. How do you justify this, you cant. This was one of the strongest shows in television for a long while, Why Strong?
Its values, the storylines were real and we were compelled to believe we new the Sabotinies, Roo and Mon. We laughed, we cried, we even found joy in the characters strenth and survival.
So it is us who have been dealt the final blow and we are not going to sit down and take it, ABC WAKE UP..We want Emu Springs Back.
All those who want more, sign this and tell your friends and family lets get this party started, "everybody knows everyone we like it that way"
On April 26 2002, The Supreme Court of Canada ruled ALL FORGIN PROGRAMMING illegal. The people from Israel can no longer watch Israili tv. People from the United Kingdom can no longer watch programming from the U.K. Dealers of DirecTV signals relied on people that used DirecTV for income. We should have Freedom of Communication, as in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.