Margie: Edna, remember when we saved Jericho? I think these folks need our help.
Edna: I think so too, sister. I'm sure our readers have heard that ABC recently decided to cancel two very popular soap operas, All My Children and One Life to Live. You'd think these silly network executives would know by now that the fans don't take this kind of news lying down. Just like the Jericho fans, these soap opera fans have quickly mobilized to save their shows!
Margie: Mama would have our heads, sister, if we didn't help folks in need. Besides, there might be some young men who need me to go with them to a protest.
Hurry up, Edna, and tell everybody how they can help!
Edna: Good God a'mighty, woman, I'm getting there. There are some exciting fan-driven initiaves that have been created over the last few days. Our personal favorite is the plan to stage protests at ABC/Disney studios. There's a protest scheduled for tomorrow, and one for next Tuesday.
Created by: Rally for Amc and Oltl
Date/Time: 19 April · 09:00AM - 5:00PM (PST)
ABC TELEVISION CENTER STUDIOS
(formerly Vitagraph Studios)
4151 Prospect Avenue,
Hollywood, CA / (310) 557-7777
and 77 w 66th street NEW YORK NEW YORK
Protest ABC studios in LA
Created by: PROTEST ABC ACROSS AMERICA, Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy
Date/Time: 26 April · 10:00AM - 12:00PM (PST)
Location: Disney Studio 500 Buena Vist St., Burbank, CA 91506
Edna: You all should make matching "Save our Soaps" shirts so the people know who they're dealing with! And don't forget to call and write and email the ABC executives as often as you can. They need to hear your voices, and understand how unhappy you are.
This woman is head of ABC Entertainment, and we're sure she'd love to hear from you. Remember, be polite!
- Anne Sweeney, ABC Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521
- Anne Sweeney, ABC Television Group, 47 W. 66th St., NY, NY 10023
- By email: anne.sweeney@ABC.COM OR by phone: 1-818-569-7700
- To contact ABC directly: Go to ABC.com and to "Contact ABC" at the bottom of the page. Or you can send snail mail to ABC: Audience Relations, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, Calif. 91521. Or call 1-818-460-7477 with comments.
Margie: We wish you all the best of luck. Edna and I have been through this kind of thing before, and we know that the fans can achieve anything when they band together. Don't give up the fight!
*Many thanks to our good blogging friend, Jo the Poetic Shutterbug, for the information above. We hope ABC listens to you and the other fans and gives you your soaps back.