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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

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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.

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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 christine2448
    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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    Todd, I think you can answer this gal pretty thoroughly huh?



    ~Liz
    what a wonderful idea, sounds like the ones that you are contacting via email is a big step in the right direction. prayers for your efforts.

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    Sounds like some of what I was thinking.....Since Arkansas had it but I just posted this on another entry but thought I would put it here to, wanted to see what we could maybe do and if this would work...I'll paste below what I wrote



    What if people from all over started doing like public access about this. Like people got together on the internet and all live in different areas and all try to get a show on public access. The could have there own site to maintain and discuss each show that would be on in each different state and city that people signed up to try to get this going.

    They could discuss all the missing people that would be on each show for that week and make sure that they get all the details of the disapearence as possible and have the website on the bottem of the television would be linked to the same one and when people come to the website they could see the other missing people that were aired on the other public access channels.

    Then I would imagine if you started something like that then maybe it would gain some bigger ups and news worthyness about all of these people going all through out the world starting a public access show but with one name behind it. I don't know if that made any sense but tell if it didn't and I will try to clear it up....sometimes I get ahead of myself and don't know if what I am writing speaks the way I would like...


    I think it would be a great thing to do, just a half hour or hour public access show and have a certain number to discuss in each show and then tell people about the website to look at more pics and news. And then maybe we can get what we want, we could talk about how it would be great to get a 24 hour tv channel dedicated for all the missing and tell them to sign the petition on the website and maybe some big wig would do it.

    I know I know maybe to big a dream, but it would be great if we could give the missing a voice.

    Mindi

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    I think it would be a great idea for someone to start a public access program about the missing/unidentified. It would be a start anyway. I know I was suprised when I started looking at the missing people in my home state. I was suprised at the number, and at the number of children who were missing that I wasn't aware of. And I live here. So if we could convince someone involved in public access to get it started, we would have a foot in the door.
    Another way to approach this is by looking at the roadblocks. Media has stated they are having trouble getting sponsers for a missing/unidentified channel. So maybe we should approach some sponsors and request it. After all it will take startup money to get the channel up and running, and to pay staff for the channel.
    These two articles that I am posting are talking about the need for a national registry of unidentified remains. But they contain some valuable statistics that can be used in any emails you might want to write:
    http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca...4145991,00.html

    bugmenot: falken@dod.gov
    joshua

    http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/pj_editor...4140754,00.html

    bugmenot: youareso@foolish.com
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    Another thing that might help would be to contact groups like this and try to get them to put support behind the idea:

    They are members of an organization called Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons, a Colorado-based group that stirs up interest among law enforcement agencies to solve their cold cases. There are more than 1,200 unsolved homicides or missing-person cases with Colorado connections, group officers say.
    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3099848
    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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    For those who might be interested. Mjak found a TV show on the missing!
    Here is there website:
    http://www.usamissing.com/

    It is not shown in my area so I am sending them an email, telling them how much I would love to see their show.
    Mjak says it is shown at 3 am in his/her local programming. Any ideas about how to get this show promoted more?
    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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    I have sent an email direct to the producer asking how we can increase market share for these show and better the air time in the current markets. I will post his repsonse here.

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    Missing/Unidentified Cable Network?

    I may not be posting in the right place, but this forum looked the most likely for this question even though it's more of a vent than a question.

    We have all kinds of channels and networks on our cable system......Golfing, Food Network, about 4 sports channels, 3 shopping networks, the list goes on.

    Why, oh why is there not a cable channel or network devoted to spotlighting the stories and cases of the missing and unidentified in America? No, it wouldn't be a rollicking good time like the Golf channel, but it would bring so much more attention to missing/unidentified persons cases, and would probably help in closing cases (and bring much needed closure to families, most of all).

    I wonder if CourtTV would ever consider having a spinoff channel like this?

    Lisa

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    I know what you mean. Most of those channels are moneymakers. You would think by now there would be a channel for missing children/people though. Not just one that flashes their picture on the screen but one that told a little about each case...make it interesting and something that people would remember. It's like on here...we read a little about each person and a lot of the time we feel like we have come to know them and they become important to us. They need to do this during the day time and early evening when people would watch...not in the middle of the night.

    I don't understand why each channel at the end of each hour don't show a picture of a missing child and tell a little about them. It would take a few minutes per hour. It really could help find some of these missing people/kids.
    One of these days I'm going to find the email address for some of the channels/shows and ask why they can't do that. Think of the good they could do.

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    Bobbisangel, I have the emails of the channels in a folder. I am away for a bit.......but as soon as I can I'll send some over to you........because that is
    a wonderful idea. I'll make you up a list. Sunday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundayrain
    Bobbisangel, I have the emails of the channels in a folder. I am away for a bit.......but as soon as I can I'll send some over to you........because that is
    a wonderful idea. I'll make you up a list. Sunday



    Great idea Sunday and thanks so much. I look forward to getting the info. It just makes so much sense to me and it would take such a small amount of time. Bobbi

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    Great Idea!

    I think this would be a great way to bring the missing persons to the forefront. Our local school district even has televisions in every classroom- getting the information to the people who see many, many kids via cable television could help recover missing persons. Also, many restuarants and bars have televisions on throughout the day, the potential of such a channel seems endless! Even in homes where they do not have internet access, they most likely have a television... it seems very feasable! I would wonder if finding sponsors for such a channel would be difficult? One would think that many corporations would be happy to contribute to such a good cause...

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    I had started a thread on this awhile back, I believe when I was preggers and it just died out. Had done some research, still think about the possibilities, just don't know where to start.

    I emailed TONS of people, networks, talk show hosts, with the idea, no responses

    Here is a link to the older thread on this subject

    http://websleuths.com/forums/showthr...hlight=Network

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    Quote Originally Posted by christine2448
    I had started a thread on this awhile back, I believe when I was preggers and it just died out. Had done some research, still think about the possibilities, just don't know where to start.

    I emailed TONS of people, networks, talk show hosts, with the idea, no responses

    Here is a link to the older thread on this subject

    http://websleuths.com/forums/showthr...hlight=Network
    Thanks for posting the link Christine... I will begin reading back today!

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    Chat tonight 10pm EST, announcement

    http://www.stormdancing.net/network/java/chat1.html

    put your nick in the top space, then type websleuths in the place for channel.


    Please join us for announcement/discussion on this topic tonight 10 est

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    Oh crud, I missed the chat. Can anyone do a recap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by christine2448 View Post
    http://www.stormdancing.net/network/java/chat1.html

    put your nick in the top space, then type websleuths in the place for channel.


    Please join us for announcement/discussion on this topic tonight 10 est
    To my very dearest Christine,
    That chat was very very good tonight.
    Thank-you for inviting us in and sharing the news.

    All of my Love and Respect to you,
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