Here’s the situation: Independent Lens usually airs on Tuesday nights at 11pm on KQED. Charlie Rose is on right afterwards starting at midnight. D TOUR makes its national premiere next Tuesday, Nov 10th and runs 90 minutes. Because of the longer running time KQED IS NOT SHOWING D TOUR NEXT WEEK!!! Charlie Rose is a popular show and they won’t start it later. Needless to say I’m kinda bummed. But before I go on I will say that D TOUR is showing on KTEH next week and on KQED Life. But not everyone in the Bay Area, including me, receives these stations. These are secondary stations, and there’s a lot of us who hope to tune into the primary station- KQED Channel 9 and watch D TOUR. So, I am really asking for some major support here. It will only take you a minute or less.
Please help us by writing or calling KQED asking their programming dept. to reschedule this important local story on KQED!! email: email@example.com / tel: (415) 553-2135.
It is really important that each of these requests are unique from one another, each representing an individual voice. If the station receives too many of the same emails then they will most likely not take it seriously. However, if words totally escape you and you want to help, please consider the following to include in your email:
To whom it may concern,
I hope you will reconsider your decision to not show the documentary “D tour” on KQED. It’s an important story that needs to be seen by as many people as possible. Please find a place for it in the KQED schedule.
Please be kind with your email or voicemail if you decide to leave a message. It’s not going to help us at all if these requests are filled with any negative remarks. I can’t thank you all enough for your support with this. I really couldn’t be asking for much more having a national broadcast next week, but to not have our film play on the main channel in our very own backyard just doesn’t sit right.
Also, if you feel like passing this on to anyone who you think would help us out, I would really appreciate it!
While we truly think we have a great thing going on our little web site here, PBS Independent Lens straight up launched a mini-site for our Nov 10 premiere that makes Dtourmovie.com look like a geocities site circa 1996.
On this site you can find exclusive interview clips, discussion guides for your classroom and ways to get more involved in the cause.
We are all stoked that D tour is about to be seen by so many folks, but in the meantime, check out the PBS Independent Lens site!
What’s better than a shout-out from Chuck Prophet? A Chuck Prophet shout-out on IFC.com.
I was really knocked out by this informative rock documentary directed by Jim Granato about Rogue Wave drummer Pat Spurgeon who was born with one kidney that’s failing and needs another to keep living.
I learned a lot. Like being on the organ recipient list for a new kidney is no cakewalk. And being in a touring band while on dialysis is no day at the beach. It’s involved. I won’t tell you how this story ends but it’s a heart wrenching journey for sure. If you haven’t already, you might want to consider checking that box on your driver’s license.
Read his whole introspection as he puts D tour in the same breath as Badlands, Hearts of Darkness and All The President’s Men. Wow… that is some company to keep!
D tour keep on racking up those little leafy laurels… this past week our film won Best Documentary Feature at the Bend Film Festival up in the lush, grassy countryside of Oregon!