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    A TV Network for The Missing/Found Unknown-Merged

    I had discussed w/several people the idea of having a TV Network dedicated to The Missing/Found Unknown. I flip through the channels when looking for something to watch and see Music, Sports, Nat. Geo, Disc, and on and on. I started thinking why not a network dedicated to the missing. Stories, pictures, thinking how many homes that could reach. I have no clue how to do something like this. I am not a good 'communicator'..however, I decided to email several networks, inlcluding the doe network, AMW, Turner Broadcasting, CNN, National Center for Missing and Exploited, etc. I have no idea what it would help, but I figured, what the heck, let's just get the 'idea' out there...see what happens.
    Here is what I sent, so far I have rec'd one response, from the doe network, see below:

    I am curious about something and would like to know who I can direct this question, suggestion to.

    Something I would love to do, start a TV network, a station that runs all hours, showing stories, pictures, etc. of all the missing/found unknowns out there. I have NO clue how something like this would be accomplished.

    You have Discovery, Sports, Music, Movies ,etc channels, why not a Missing Persons channel. Do you know how many people this would reach? I believe large businesses and people with missing loved ones would finance such a venture.

    Again, I am clueless about this kind of thing, but the ideas are in my head and I thought I'd bring it up.

    What made me think of this is all the talk on a website I belong to, WebSleuths.com, a lot of people were talking about all the coverage Natalee Holloway is receiving and the fact that all of the missing, found/unknowns, etc, get nothing, or very little coverage.

    Why couldn't you set up something like this?

    Why hasn't this been done by anyone?

    Any reasons? Can this be done? Can you tell me who I could discuss this with to see if it is possible.

    Thank you and kindest regards,
    Christine Jones

    Been working on just that Christine.

    A lot more complicated that it might sound....but indeed....it is being considered. There's a blurb about it in this article....

    www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.08/matthews.html

    :-)~ Todd

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    www.FourTheKids.org
    Member~ www.TheIAI.org
    www.NomisProject.com
    931-397-3893


    Naming the Nameless Dead

    www.crimemagazine.com/04/doe,0323.htm


    "...there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known."

    - Matthew 10:26





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    Todd, I think you can answer this gal pretty thoroughly huh?



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    I asked the person that emailed me below if he could keep me informed, he wrote back and said that he would, see email below:


    Will do!

    Hope you can stay in touch with me...( I get about 800 e-mails a day).....so I hope I can reply on you keeping better track of me than I can you! LOL

    This might help you as well...
    http://www.webmaine.com/forums/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000096.html

    We're not so sure about CBS still....but there are many other options being looked over.

    -Todd

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    Sounds like a winner to me!!!!

    So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ...Eagles, "Already Gone"

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    What a Great Idea

    Hello Christine, thank you for going forward with this wonderful idea. I have always (as many have) thought about this too.

    Thank you for having the drive to go ahead with contacting someone.

    "you are an inspiration"

    I hope one day to watch our missing/lost on TV where they belong -

    24 hours a day.
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    Network Addy's

    Thank you all for the encouragement. As I mentioned, I am not a good communicator, writer. Listed below are all the major networks websites, you can find email addy's under the contacts page, you just never know who may be interested in taking up something like this.....anyone that wants to, write them about this idea...please, please do! You never know what may come of it!

    Love to all, I am so very thankful that I don't have a loved one missing, but for all that do, my prayers are with you every day and I hope that I may be able to help in some way!


    ABC
    500 S. Buena Vista Street
    Burbank, CA 91521-4551
    http://www.abc.com/
    netaudr@abc.com

    CBS
    51 West 52nd Street
    New York, NY 10019
    (212) 975-4321
    http://www.cbs.com/
    audsvcs@cbs.com

    FOX Broadcasting Company
    P.O. Box 900
    Beverly Hills, CA 90213-0900
    http://www.fox.com/
    askfox@foxinc.com

    NBC
    30 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10112
    (212) 664-4444
    http://www.nbc.com/
    nbcshows@nbc.com

    PBS*
    1320 Braddock Place
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    (703) 739-5000
    http://www.pbs.org/

    Nickelodeon (NIK)
    1515 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036
    (212) 258-8000
    http://www.nick.com/

    Lifetime Television (LIF)
    34-12 36th Street
    Astoria, NY 11106
    (718) 706-3600
    http://www.lifetimetv.com/

    Turner Entertainment Networks (TNT, TBS, TCM*)
    1050 Techwood Drive, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30348-5264
    (404) 827-1717
    http://www.tnt.tv/
    tnt@turner.com

    USA Networks (USA)
    1230 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10020
    (212) 408-9100
    http://www.usanetwork.com/


    A&E Network (A&E)
    235 E. 45th Street
    New York, NY 10017
    (212) 661-4500
    http://www.aande.com/

    Black Entertainment Television (BET)
    1235 W Place, NE
    Washington, DC 20018
    (202) 608-2000
    http://www.bet.com/

    Bravo (BRV)
    200 Jericho Quadrangle
    Jericho, New York 11753
    (516) 803-4500
    http://www.bravotv.com/

    CNBC, Consumer News and Business Channel
    2200 Fletcher Avenue
    Fort Lee, NJ 07024
    (201) 585-CNBC
    http://www.cnbc.com/

    CNN
    One CNN Center
    Box 105366
    Atlanta, GA 30348-5366
    (404) 827-1500
    http://www.cnn.com/

    Courtroom Television Network (Court TV)
    600 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10016
    (212) 973-2800
    http://www.courttv.com/

    The Discovery Channel
    7700 Wisconsin Avenue
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (301) 986-0444
    http://www.discovery.com/

    E! Entertainment Television
    57500 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90036-3709
    (323) 954-2400
    http://www.eonline.com/

    ESPN
    935 Middle Street, ESPN Plaza
    Bristol, CT 06010-7454
    (860) 766-2000
    http://espn.go.com/

    Food Network
    1180 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10036
    (212) 398-8836
    http://www.foodtv.com/

    fX
    1440 South Sepulveda Boulevard
    Suite 209
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    (310) 286-3800
    http://www.fxnetworks.com/main.html

    Game Show Network
    10101 Washington Blvd.
    Culver City, CA 90232
    http://www.gameshownetwork.com
    Headline News
    One CNN Center, Box 105366
    Atlanta, GA 30348
    (404) 827-1500
    http://www.cnn.com/HLN/

    The History Channel
    235 East 45th Street
    New York, NY 10017
    http://www.thehistorychannel.com/

    Home Box Office (HBO/Cinemax)
    1100 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10036
    (212) 512-1000
    http://www.hbo.com/
    http://www.cinemax.com/

    The Learning Channel (TLC)
    7700 Wisconsin Avenue
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (301) 986-0444
    http://tlc.discovery.com/

    MTV
    1515 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036
    (212) 258-8000
    http://www.mtv.com/

    PAX
    601 Clearwater Park Road
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    (561) 659-4122
    http://www.pax.tv/

    The National Network (TNN)
    1515 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036
    (212) 258-6000
    http://www.thenewtnn.com/

    Sci-Fi Channel
    1230 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10020
    (212) 408-9100
    http://www.scifi.com/

    Showtime/TMC
    1633 Broadway
    New York, NY 10019
    (212) 708-1600
    http://sho.com/

    The Travel Channel
    2690 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 500
    Atlanta, GA 30339
    (404) 801-2400
    http://travel.discovery.com/

    UPN
    11800 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    (310) 575-7000
    http://www.upn.com/

    VH-1
    1515 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036
    (212) 258-8000
    http://www.vh1.com/

    WB Television Network
    4000 Warner Boulevard
    Burbank, CA 91522
    (818) 954-6000
    http://www.warnerbros.com/

    The Weather Channel
    2600 Cumberland Parkway
    Atlanta, GA 30339
    (404) 434-6800
    http://www.weather.com/

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    I just read an article on Fox last week that mentioned a channel for the missing too... here is the link:


    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,162001,00.html

    Excerpt:

    24-Hour Media Embrace Tales of the Missing

    Saturday, July 09, 2005

    By Catherine Donaldson-Evans

    NEW YORK Stories about missing children, teens and young adults dominate TV news so much these days that some have suggested creating a missing-persons cable channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonSays
    I just read an article on Fox last week that mentioned a channel for the missing too... here is the link:


    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,162001,00.html

    Excerpt:
    Great article Simon, thanks! See, we aren't the only ones thinking about this. maybe if enough of us show interest in watching a channel such as this, someone will go through with it!

    Thanks again for the great link!

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    Christina: Please let me know how I can help via PM. I to for years have asked the question of why no 24-7 coverage. In fact I have already made a statement that if I ever hit the Lotto Laffin that is what I would do first
    TYBEE U WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED AND LOVED.


    http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=61288

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    It would be a dream come true! Thanks for being you Christine!

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    Email sent to the above email addresses.

    The more emails they recieve the more attention they will pay. The programming runs by their ratings, so it stands to reason that the more attention they get, the more seriously they will look at it.

    When I turn on the TV I can watch almost anything I would wish, and much that doesn't appeal to me. There are movie channels, food, country and rock music, travel, history, nature, sports, national news, cartoons and other children's channels, and so many other types of channels directed toward my amusement and education.
    But there is no where that I can go to find out info about a growing problem in the USA. People go missing, bodies are found that are never identified. Most never make national headlines. They don't have the "media hook" that is needed to draw national attention.
    A person who is missing draws local attention, which is fine- as long as the person stays in the local area. However, we live in the 21 century and a person can be almost anywhere in the US in a matter of hours. Children can be abducted in Ohio and be in Mon. in 24 hrs. People in Mon. don't know the child is missing because it only drew local interest in Ohio. We need a channel that specializes in missing/abducted persons.
    You may think there would be no interest in such a channel. But take a look at websites set up for the missing, they get a lot of attention. Look at how long programs like AMW have been running.
    There is a void there and we need a channel to fill it. You develop the channel and it will get the attention. The programs could highlight the missing person- make them personal to the viewers. So much could be done with this type of programming. And it would help to fill a critical void in dispersing information about missing persons.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    The more emails they recieve the more attention they will pay. The programming runs by their ratings, so it stands to reason that the more attention they get, the more seriously they will look at it.
    AWESOME EMAIL Mysteriew!!!!!!! That's exactly what I was hoping for, people to start 'buggin' these networks. Great Job. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDB
    Christina: Please let me know how I can help via PM. I to for years have asked the question of why no 24-7 coverage. In fact I have already made a statement that if I ever hit the Lotto Laffin that is what I would do first
    Thanks JDB, I don't know what else to do except write these networks. Get them to hear us, we want a Network channel started to run 24/7 about our missing loved ones and also found/unknowns. Start emailing Spread the word to others and get them to email too. Maybe someone one of us knows has some connections some where? I don't know. Write/spread the word is the only things I know to do at this time.

    In my replies to the doe network, I let them know I would be willing to help if a channel was set up like this, taking calls, getting contributions, whatever, might be a good idea to offer to volunteer if it's possible. Let them know we are willing to also help once the station is up and running.

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    Liz posted these emails for various media in the Groene forum. I "borrowed" them.

    Larry King LarryKingLive@cnn.com

    Linda Vester DaySide@foxnews.com

    John Gibson BigStory@foxnews.com

    Bill O'Reilly Oreilly@foxnews.com

    Joe Scarborough joe@msnbc.com

    Dan Abrams abramsreport@msnbc.com

    Linda Vester daybreak@cnn.com

    Neil Cavuto cavuto@foxnews.com

    E.D., Brian & Steve friends@foxnews.com

    Shepard Smith FoxReport@foxnews.com

    Geraldo Rivera AtLarge@foxnews.com

    Sean Hannity Hannity@foxnews.com

    Greta Van Susteran ontherecord@foxnews.com

    Carol and Chad Daybreak@cnn.com

    Nancy Grace NancyGrace@courttv.com

    http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25606
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Cool beans! I will email all of these this weekend! Thanks mysteriew!



    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    Liz posted these emails for various media in the Groene forum. I "borrowed" them.

    Larry King LarryKingLive@cnn.com

    Linda Vester DaySide@foxnews.com

    John Gibson BigStory@foxnews.com

    Bill O'Reilly Oreilly@foxnews.com

    Joe Scarborough joe@msnbc.com

    Dan Abrams abramsreport@msnbc.com

    Linda Vester daybreak@cnn.com

    Neil Cavuto cavuto@foxnews.com

    E.D., Brian & Steve friends@foxnews.com

    Shepard Smith FoxReport@foxnews.com

    Geraldo Rivera AtLarge@foxnews.com

    Sean Hannity Hannity@foxnews.com

    Greta Van Susteran ontherecord@foxnews.com

    Carol and Chad Daybreak@cnn.com

    Nancy Grace NancyGrace@courttv.com

    http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25606

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    Web kiosks to show missing kids

    Public Internet kiosks are being used as modern-day milk cartons in an effort to find missing children.

    For full article:

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/interne....ap/index.html


    Edit: I am going to email this company, Surferquest, maybe they'd be interested in starting a TV Network? I emailed so many networks and I have not gotten any more responses.
    Last edited by christine2448; 07-28-2005 at 04:45 PM. Reason: To add a comment

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