Thursday, November 01, 2007

All is quiet

After posting my concerns about Nickelodeon and the programming DH noted at 5am, I have received many e-mails.

First off, this may interest you. Linda Ellerbee has her own production company called Lucky Duck. From the Lucky Duck site, I read this...

Linda Ellerbee first achieved recognition as a national political reporter, then as the Emmy award-winning anchor of NBC News Overnight and ABC's Our World. After leaving the networks, Ellerbee and Tessem began Lucky Duck in 1987 by producing episodes of Smithsonian World for PBS. In 1992, after producing several children's specials for Nickelodeon, the idea for a weekly news magazine show for kids was born. "I wanted a show that encouraged kids to think and to question," Ellerbee said. Nick News, now in its fifteenth year, has won every award traditionally associated with adult programming, including four Emmys and three Peabody Awards (plus a personal one for Ellerbee and Nick News' coverage of the Clinton investigation) and a duPont Columbia Award.

Clients for Lucky Duck Productions noted here.

Note the Nickeldeon program "Rebels with a cause", featured a piece re: protesting our Nations administration, and calling our Military men and women tortures and killers. The organization featured is called World Can't Wait.

World Can't Wait's mission, according to the website:

World Can't Wait is organizing people living in the United States to take responsibility to stop the whole disastrous course led by the Bush administration. We seek to create a political situation where the Bush administration's program is repudiated, where Bush himself is driven from office, and where the whole direction he has been taking U.S. society is reversed.

Advisory Board, per the website

James Abourezk, former U.S. Senator, South Dakota
Rosemary Candelario, pro-choice activist
Warren Hern MD, Physician and pro-choice activist
Mark Leno, CA State Assembly
Mark Crispin Miller, professor & writer
Tomas Olmos, attorney
Boots Riley, hip hop performer
Lynne Stewart, attorney
Gore Vidal, writer
Sunsara Taylor, writer
Howard Zinn, historian

Who are these folks? Google them, you will not be surprised.

Here is an interview with Howard Zinn on Al Jazeera...

more later....

I continue to try to contact Nickelodeon, Viacom, and Hasbro......

1 comment:

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Thanks for the follow up, and sorry it's taken me so long to get here.

It's infuriating that in so many classrooms, our children are being indoctrinated into self-loathing and America-blame, thanks to the Howard Zinn textbooks.

And our children aren't even safe, watching a seemingly innocent program.

No attempts to even balance it out. For many of these liberals, they probably don't even think the programming is partisan at all, but perfectly reasonable.