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Petitioning Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) and 1 other

Stop being unfair to women/minorities by taking "To the Contrary" off GPB


"To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe" is the only weekly program on PBS that deals with issues affecting women, families and communities of color in an informative and entertaining way. It is the only show on national TV designed to meet the needs of the under-served. It is designed for me & you, Georgians who care about important policy issues that affect our lives, but that are ignored by mainstream media. I can't find another truly diverse (African-American, Asian-American, Latinas) show with a panel of women who run national groups, are noted journalists and Members of Congress anywhere else on TV. The show, for example, has given more airtime to women's views on the contraception controversy than any other news show. For years before GPB dropped "To the Contrary" from its main station, it aired the show at 6 a.m. on Sundays. I would get up before church to watch it and feel exhausted for the rest of the day. That time slot made it unavailable to most women and men who would want to watch it. By burying it, GPB did not allow the show to build an audience. Tell GPB you want it back on the main station at a time when we can see it! I'm not watching PBS anymore until they do.

Letter to
Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB)
Executive Director Teya Ryan
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB).

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Stop being unfair to women/minorities by taking "To the Contrary" off GPB

"To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe" is the only weekly program on PBS that deals with issues affecting women, families and communities of color in an informative and entertaining way. It is the only show on national TV designed to meet the needs of the under-served. It is designed for me & you, Georgians who care about important policy issues that affect our lives, but that are ignored by mainstream media. I can't find another truly diverse (African-American, Asian-American, Latinas) show with a panel of women who run national groups, are noted journalists and Members of Congress anywhere else on TV. The show, for example, has given more airtime to women's views on the "GOP War on Women" than any other news show. For years before GPB dropped "To the Contrary" from its main station, it aired the show at 6 a.m. on Sundays. I would get up before church to watch it and feel exhausted for the rest of the day. That time slot made it unavailable to most women and men who would want to watch it. By burying it, GPB did not allow the show to build an audience. Tell GPB you want it back on the main station at a time when we can see it! I'm not watching PBS anymore until they do.
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Sincerely,