Yes... !!!! We are saving John Campbell AGAIN !!!
I just received this email today...
1:54 PM (5 hours ago)
Here's the letter pre-written on the form (on the link) to those drips who CANNED Campbell Live. I guess they pre-wrote a letter to help stop people like me from SWEARING at them. Fair enough too!
ATTN: Jay Wintrob & Jonas Mitzschke of Oaktree Capital
cc: Julie Christie & Mark Weldon of MediaWorks NZ
I am writing to you today as a long-standing supporter and committed viewer of the TV3 show Campbell Live -- a show that was the highlight of TV3 for me, until the MediaWorks NZ network very recently cancelled it.
I am one of the 90,000 + people who signed a petition to save the Campbell Live show. I am also aware that more than 17,000 emails were sent to MediaWorks offices from people all around the country urging for the show to be saved, as well as rallies and demonstrations in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington. I have never seen such commitment and perseverance from Kiwis over a TV show before.
I am also aware that for the few weeks that the show was "under review" it was consistently ranked in the highest rating shows across all of the networks culminating in a viewership of more than 500,000 people for the "final" episode.
Campbell Live has a loyal and committed community and following. I know that there have been active boycotts of the TV3 station as a continued protest against the decision to can the show.
I write to you today to strongly urge you to reconsider that decision and to bring back Campbell Live and John Campbell. I am of the opinion it is the only thing that will save your network and regain the support of your fanbase and viewership at this critical time.
Thank you for your consideration.
A loyal Campbell Live supporter, and fan of public interest, public good journalism for NZ.
LET'S SAVE JOHN !!!!
PASS THIS MESSAGE ON !!!!