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From: Janice Zazinski <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 25 Jan 1993 14:12:14 CST
To: Multiple recipients of list ACTIV-L
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Subject: Call NBC Re: Domestic Violence
 
This message has been passed around several lists and I thought it was
appropriate for ACTIV-L:
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>From POMONA.CLAREMONT.EDU!JRYCENGA Wed Jan 20 11:52:44 1993
 
For political activists, or media watchdogs, or just concerned
women, here's a quick something you can do to help prevent
and stop domestic violence.
 
Super Bowl Sunday - which this year is January 31, here in southern
California at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena - is the single worst day
for domestic violence in the USA.  There is an increase of as much as
40% in the volume handled by domestic violence shelters on this
day.
 
To try to stem this tide of violence, the Women's Action Coalition (WAC)
of Los Angeles is supporting the campaign by Fairness and Accuracy in
Reporting (FAIR) to convince NBC (the network carrying the game) to carry
two Public Service Announcements on domestic violence during the
Super Bowl this year.  Anna Quindlen of the New York Times wrote a
fine editorial in the 1/17/93 edition of the Times supporting this
effort as well.
 
What I am asking of you - and all your friends (please PLEASE cross-post
this to _any_ lists you can think of) - is to help us with a FAX/LETTER
blitz on NBC, asking for these PSA's.  Here is a sample letter:
 
Dick Ebersol
President, NBC Sports
NBC
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY  10112
 
Dear Mr. Ebersol:
 
I would like to add my support to FAIR's request that you air two
Public Service Announcements
on domestic violence during the Super Bowl game.  The Super Bowl is one
of the most widely viewed
television events of the year; it is also the day, according to women's
shelters, when calls for help
increase by as much as 40%.
 
Your broadcast of the Super Bowl will reach a huge audience.  By airing
PSAs, NBC will be
bringing a national audience's attention to the critical issue of
domestic violence.
 
Sincerely,
 
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