Garden Doc Airdates
Starting in about one month, PBS TV stations will begin broadcasting the
video documentary "A Lot in Common," which features a promotional tag for ACGA at
the end of each program. As of today the show has been booked in the 20
markets listed below, and at least 15 more stations are seriously considering it,
including WNET New York, KCET Los Angeles, and WETA Washington, D.C., which
have contacted me for additional viewing copies. I will update the listserve
periodically as more stations book in.
This is a tremendous step and I want to say thank you so much to all of the
ACGA members who have helped convince their PBS stations to broadcast this
touching saga of life in one community garden in Berkeley, California (more info
at www.ALotinCommon.com). I hope this good news might persuade those who have
been considering contacting their own local PBS stations to express interest
in the show, to get off the ol' compost pile and make the call. This is a
strategy that has now proven effective, and can be beneficial to local gardening
groups as a way to raise publicity about what is going on with gardening in
their area. By popular demand, a satellite re-feed of the program has been
scheduled for Friday 3/19, 1200-1300ET/Channel 513, so sooner is better for
contacting program managers.
As ever, please don't hesitate to e-mail or call for contact information at
your stations (if you don't see them below!) and for a form letter for you to
personalize and send in. Acting this month will allow programmers to schedule
the broadcast for June, when gardens are really coming into their own. Many
thanks again, Rick Bacigalupi 415-282-0340 ALotinCommon@aol.com
A Lot in Common Airdates-As of 3/9/04
(listed by market rank, largest to smallest)
1. WNYE Ch. 24 New York City
Already aired, 8/24/03 2PM
3. WYCC Chicago--has committed to air, date TBA
4. WYBE, Philadelphia
Saturday, May 8th at 2:30p.m.
5. KQED Ch 9, San Francisco Bay Are
Sunday, April 4, 2004 at Noon
23. Maryland PTV (Baltimore)
Sat. April 17th at 6 p.m.
25. WIPB Muncie, IN (Indianapolis)
Saturday, April 24th, 9:00 p.m.
Monday, April 26th, 5:00 a.m.
27. KRMJ Ch 18/CPTV
has committed to air, date TBA
36. KUED Salt Lake City
Sunday, April 18th, 4:00 p.m.
42. WKNO Memphis, TN
Saturday., April 10th at 2p.m.
53. ThinkTV Ch. 14 Dayton, OH
4/26 10PM (aired 1/29)
59. WCVE Richmond, VA
Thursday, April 29 at 11:00 PM
72. WCNY Syracuse, NY
Tuesday, April 20th at 10 p.m.
81. WILL Urbana, IL
Friday, April 16, 2004 at 9 p.m.
95. WNIN Evansville, IN
Sunday, February 29th at 10:00am
97. WNEO Kent, OH (Youngstown)
Thursday, February 12th, 10 p.m.
104. WKAR Lansing, MI
Sunday, April 18 at 3PM
118. Reno, NV
Tuesday, April 13 at 1:00 PM
130. KIXE Chico/Redding, CA
Thursday, April 22nd at 5 p.m.
194. WHTJ Charlottesville, VA
Thursdya, April 29 at 11:00 PM
KRSC Claremore, OK
Friday, April 23 at 9:00 PM.
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