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The powers that be have been sending fans some positive messages through GH lately. From mentioning other fictitious towns such as Corinth to having a shot of the DVD Hold the diploma it is all signs that they are hearing fans loud and clear. Let’s comment on the GH Comment Line and feedback form and thank them for the references and say that we hope this means AMC and OLTL will be back in the lineup once possible!

abc.go.com/feedback


First some good news,
I would have to say that you guys hit yesterdays tasks with a vengeance,
even the phone calls because when I made my last call to Anne last night she was not a happy camper!!
Thank you to all who joined us yesterday,
I sincerely hope that you all stick around as we need every voice we can get for upcoming tasks!
Now for some really cool news, today on GH, on Maxi’s mantel they showed a dvd of Hold The Diploma!!
(For those that are not familiar with this dvd, this was the movie that Ric made and it switched with Davids movie!! )
I am taking this as a positive sign that they showed this yesterday of all days!!
So we are going to send an easy tweet thanking Frank & GH
http://ctt.ec/l4M22

And now for something to fire you up!
Recently there was an article written in Variety Magazine that suggested
that having the focus of the Daytime Emmy Awards Show be on the soap genre is the reason for audience apathy.
This is not true! How many friends/family have ever told you that they were tuning in to see if Sesame Street or the Today Show wins?
We need to inform them that we watch for the soaps.
In recent years it has been harder to find out when/where it’d be
broadcast and at times it has felt like a Las Vegas commercial or a thrown together mess.
We miss the montages and the clips throughout the show.
We want more soapiness, not less.
Leave your message at http://emmyonline.com/contactform.


Three years ago we fans were devastated by ABC/Disney’s announcement that they had cancelled AMC and OLTL.
From that moment the unity and devotion of the soap fans was strongly felt.
Our inside information tells us that Disney expected and prepared for fan uproar to
happen and exist until the shows actually went off the air.

The fact that the fan support for the shows didn’t wane upon the shows going black made ABC reconsider.
Unfortunately by this point Disney had made a deal with Prospect Park.
ABC tried to get the rights back but PP refused.
This is where things got ugly between ABC and PP.
Now here we are 3 years later. An ugly lawsuit is playing out.

The silver lining is that at the end of the day ABC WILL get the rights back and there is interest in resurrecting them.
But, the reason for them reconsidering was the outpouring of fan support.
So, if you love these shows then now is the time to act!
Today we are going to remind ABC/Disney how much we love and miss AMC and OLTL and that we want them back!

How to help:
1. Want to reach Bob Iger? You can call his assistant Stephanie Volts at 818-560-8701 and/or email him at robert.a.iger@disney.com.
2. How about Anne Sweeney at 818 460-7700 and/or anne.sweeney@abc.com.
3. Finally, let’s reach out to Ben Sherwood at 212.456.6200 and/or ben.sherwood@abc.com.
4. Twitter users please send these Easy Tweets:
http://ctt.ec/8xAZ9
http://ctt.ec/1UNZe
http://ctt.ec/XBJme
http://ctt.ec/1l96T
http://ctt.ec/X42lx
http://ctt.ec/Nxf40

Please comment which tasks you did and if you called and reached someone please post what they said.
Come on- power of the fans!!!!
Don’t forget to change your profile pic to blue today!!

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Everyone that’s been tasking please pat yourself on the back! We’ve been reaching out to Ben Sherwood from many angles- emails, tweets, and voicemails. This weekend we will be adding another angle- faxes. We are doing this all weekend so that we don’t disturb their workday but instead send a strong message Monday morning. You can send a free fax from your computer using one or more of these sites:
http://www.gotfreefax.com/
http://faxzero.com/
http://www.myfax.com/free/
So, write a message for Ben sharing your opinions on keeping GH on the daytime lineup and your desire for AMC and OLTL to be added back in once the rights are back with ABC. Send another fax about how much the soaps mean to you. So please take a few minutes and send a fax to Ben Sherwood’s attention at 212-456-1424

Also Since we did not get an overwhelming number of messages for Ben’s card we are going to postpone sending it out today and continue collecting messages for him. I was hoping to have it show up there Monday for the anniversary of that awful day. Remember we are using one of those giant cards and Facebook font is tiny so we need lots of messages to fill up this card and make a statement. If you have already written a message have a friend, family member or Facebook friends to write one as well. Heck you can offer to write it for them just have them post it below. They do not even have to like the page to post so it couldn’t be easier. If you haven’t left one yet please do so, even something as simple as just congrats on the job will work. Love for the shows (all 3) is welcome as well. So come one guys, let’s fill up this card inside and out!


Good morning guys, today we have an easy task.
We are going to send this article to Ben and Anne,
with messages of desire to have our shows back once they get the rights back.
Email to: anne.sweeney@abc.com
CC:Anne.x.Sweeney@email.Disney.com, ben.sherwood@abc.com
http://variety.com/2014/tv/awards/daytime-soaps-enjoy-a-new-surge-in-popularity-1201153292/

and also send out this easy tweet
http://ctt.ec/hPmFl

and if you haven’t, please retweet this
https://twitter.com/midnighter99/status/453302499819421696

 


Soaps are getting press….for not having their bubble burst! It’s true- soap viewership is on the rise including in key demographics. Take a look at the article here- http://variety.com/2014/tv/awards/daytime-soaps-enjoy-a-new-surge-in-popularity-1201153292/.

Now, let’s take a moment and thank Vicki Dummer for her support if the genre and tell her how much we appreciate GH being on ABC’s daytime lineup and that we hope once the rights revert we find AMC and OLTL back there as well.

E-mail to:
victoria.j.dummer@abc.com


We need soap fan outreach to Ben Sherwood (new President of Disney/ABC Television) to be pouring in like a torrential downpour! Please take a moment and send him an email telling him how much a soapy daytime lineup means to you. Share your feelings about having GH staying on the daytime lineup and your desire for AMC and OLTL to be added once he’s able to do so. Need some motivation? Check out this video of some ABC soapy divas singing about how it’s Raining Men….soapy, hunky men!
http://youtu.be/QI9XZw_ujCc
Now please take a moment and email Ben at ben.sherwood@abc.com.
We need every fan to make their voice heard so that when he makes decisions regarding
the soaps he has a clear picture of how many fans there truly are and what viewers of ABC Daytime want to see.

All My Children & One Life to Live rise again!!

The day AMC & OLTL air on Hulu, Hulu+ and iTunesApril 29th, 2013
The big day is here. grab your popcorn and saddle up folks the shows are about to start!!

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