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Re: RESPONSE FROM TVO - "Rescheduling of "The Promise"

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  • bryann_cg
    I have not received any response to my letter yet. BCG
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 4, 2012
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      I have not received any response to my letter yet. BCG

      --- In canpalnet_news@yahoogroups.com, "Linda Belanger" <belalin@...> wrote:
      >
      > RESPONSE FROM TVO
      > From: Customer Relations 3
      > Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 11:43 AM
      > To: belalin@...
      > Subject: RE: [Contact] "Rescheduling of "The Promise"
      >
      >
      >
      > Dear Ms. Belanger,
      >
      > Thank you for contacting TVO. Please be assured that our recent scheduling
      > changes were motivated by the recent success of our Water Week programming.
      > We have not been lobbied by any group to not air The Promise. Although the
      > series has not yet been rescheduled, we do still plan to broadcast it in the
      > future.
      >
      > TVO has a long track record of taking on issues from all sides, including
      > those related to Israel-Palestine, and will continue to shed light on these
      > issues. In particular, you may be interested in some discussions that have
      > taken place on our current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
      > Below I have included a few selections from our vast archive of programming
      > on this issue.
      >
      > Here are some links to episodes discussing the effects of the Arab Spring on
      > Israel and Palestine, respectively:
      >
      > http://ww3.tvo.org/video/164282/arab-spring-no-thaw-israel
      >
      > http://ww3.tvo.org/video/168611/palestine-and-arab-spring-bonus-video
      >
      >
      > And because TVO is committed to providing multiplatform content as part of
      > our vision to inspire curiosity and thought, Steve Paikin and the producers
      > of The Agenda have also written numerous blog posts to complement the
      > programs. For example, this is a link to the first of four blog posts by
      > Steve Paikin in 2011 which he called “Israeli Politics 101”:
      >
      > http://theagenda.tvo.org/blog/agenda-blogs/israeli-politics-101-part-1.
      >
      >
      > This is a link to a blog post and live chat which we hosted:
      > http://theagenda.tvo.org/blog/agenda-blog/your-agenda-livechat-and-video-stream-david-goliath-and-goldstone-report
      >
      > Ms. Belanger, thank you again for writing to voice your concerns. Your
      > message has been shared with the appropriate people. I hope that you will
      > continue to support public television in Ontario.
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      > Michelle
      > Customer Relations
      >
      > Good customer service is important to us at TVO. Please take a moment to let
      > us know whether or not you are satisfied with
      > the level of service provided by our Customer Relations Representative, by
      > clicking on the following link: http://survey.tvo.org
      >
      >
      >
      > Support Ontario’s public educational media.
      > Become a TVO donor today at www.tvo.org.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      >
      > From: tvo@... [mailto:tvo@...] On Behalf Of belalin@...
      >
      > Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 2:46 PM
      >
      > To: ask tvo
      >
      > Subject: [Contact] "Rescheduling of "The Promise"
      >
      >
      >
      > Linda Belanger sent a message using the contact form at
      > http://ww3.tvo.org/contact.
      >
      >
      >
      > I am dismayed at the announcement that TVO has decided to reschedule the
      > airing of "The Promise". Knowing the influence of certain lobby groups to
      > suppress all information that might shed light on the Israeli Palestinians
      > conflict this comes as no surprise. It looks to me as if TVO has succumbed
      > to pressure from these groups. I will not be sending any further support to
      > TVO until this series is aired.
      >
      > Linda Belanger
      >
      > Ottawa
      >
    • smadar carmon
      Hi, when it comes to covering Palestine/Israel issues I would question any program with Steve Paikin - to me he seems to have a bias against Palestinians. Take
      Message 2 of 3 , Apr 5, 2012
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        Hi, when it comes to covering Palestine/Israel issues I would question any program with Steve Paikin - to me he seems to have a bias against Palestinians.

        Take care, Smadar

        --- On Wed, 4/4/12, bryann_cg <bryann_cg@...> wrote:

        From: bryann_cg <bryann_cg@...>
        Subject: [canpalnet_news] Re: RESPONSE FROM TVO - "Rescheduling of "The Promise"
        To: canpalnet_news@yahoogroups.com
        Received: Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 7:20 PM
















         









        I have not received any response to my letter yet. BCG



        --- In canpalnet_news@yahoogroups.com, "Linda Belanger" <belalin@...> wrote:

        >

        > RESPONSE FROM TVO

        > From: Customer Relations 3

        > Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 11:43 AM

        > To: belalin@...

        > Subject: RE: [Contact] "Rescheduling of "The Promise"

        >

        >

        >

        > Dear Ms. Belanger,

        >

        > Thank you for contacting TVO. Please be assured that our recent scheduling

        > changes were motivated by the recent success of our Water Week programming.

        > We have not been lobbied by any group to not air The Promise. Although the

        > series has not yet been rescheduled, we do still plan to broadcast it in the

        > future.

        >

        > TVO has a long track record of taking on issues from all sides, including

        > those related to Israel-Palestine, and will continue to shed light on these

        > issues. In particular, you may be interested in some discussions that have

        > taken place on our current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

        > Below I have included a few selections from our vast archive of programming

        > on this issue.

        >

        > Here are some links to episodes discussing the effects of the Arab Spring on

        > Israel and Palestine, respectively:

        >

        > http://ww3.tvo.org/video/164282/arab-spring-no-thaw-israel

        >

        > http://ww3.tvo.org/video/168611/palestine-and-arab-spring-bonus-video

        >

        >

        > And because TVO is committed to providing multiplatform content as part of

        > our vision to inspire curiosity and thought, Steve Paikin and the producers

        > of The Agenda have also written numerous blog posts to complement the

        > programs. For example, this is a link to the first of four blog posts by

        > Steve Paikin in 2011 which he called “Israeli Politics 101”:

        >

        > http://theagenda.tvo.org/blog/agenda-blogs/israeli-politics-101-part-1.

        >

        >

        > This is a link to a blog post and live chat which we hosted:

        > http://theagenda.tvo.org/blog/agenda-blog/your-agenda-livechat-and-video-stream-david-goliath-and-goldstone-report

        >

        > Ms. Belanger, thank you again for writing to voice your concerns. Your

        > message has been shared with the appropriate people. I hope that you will

        > continue to support public television in Ontario.

        >

        > Regards,

        >

        > Michelle

        > Customer Relations

        >

        > Good customer service is important to us at TVO. Please take a moment to let

        > us know whether or not you are satisfied with

        > the level of service provided by our Customer Relations Representative, by

        > clicking on the following link: http://survey.tvo.org

        >

        >

        >

        > Support Ontario’s public educational media.

        > Become a TVO donor today at www.tvo.org.

        >

        >

        >

        >

        >

        > -----Original Message-----

        >

        > From: tvo@... [mailto:tvo@...] On Behalf Of belalin@...

        >

        > Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 2:46 PM

        >

        > To: ask tvo

        >

        > Subject: [Contact] "Rescheduling of "The Promise"

        >

        >

        >

        > Linda Belanger sent a message using the contact form at

        > http://ww3.tvo.org/contact.

        >

        >

        >

        > I am dismayed at the announcement that TVO has decided to reschedule the

        > airing of "The Promise". Knowing the influence of certain lobby groups to

        > suppress all information that might shed light on the Israeli Palestinians

        > conflict this comes as no surprise. It looks to me as if TVO has succumbed

        > to pressure from these groups. I will not be sending any further support to

        > TVO until this series is aired.

        >

        > Linda Belanger

        >

        > Ottawa

        >



























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