HERITAGE CALL TO ACTION!
HISTORY CHANNEL DISCRIMINATION
Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans,
As many of you
have already heard by now, the 60-second history segments commemorating the
Sesquicentennial of the War which have been produced for the Georgia Division of
the SCV have been pulled from the air by the History Channel in Georgia. This
decision was made by Nancy R. Alpert, one of the many vice-presidents at A&E
Television Networks, the parent company of the History Channel. You can read
her reasons in the press release sent out by the Georgia Division
Division is still running the segments on three other national network channels
in Georgia, in addition to the other radio and television stations involved in
the statewide campaign, as part of the commemoration of the Sesquicentennial.
None of the other networks or stations have expressed any concern at all, and
many have commented on the quality of content and presentation of the segments.
The 60-second segments may be viewed on the Georgia Division website at
press release was sent out several days ago, we have been inundated by members
and friends of the SCV who are interested in taking action. As we have seen in
other instances, if we allow this anti-Southern discrimination to go unchecked
without response, it will only encourage others to do the same.
What we need
you to do:
this email to every individual and list that you know.
2. Make two
phone calls every day,
from now until we send out a call to stop; it will take five minutes or less.
If this is unsuccessful, we may send contact information for advertisers at the
History Channel so that you can ask them to cancel their advertising; but please
do not do that at this point.
* Call Mr.
Berning, vice-president of national sales at A&E by dialing
212-210-1400, select prompt "1" then enter 2376464 #, then # again.
reach the secretary, please say something similar to the following (we recommend
using your own words): "Hi, my name is ___
; and I would like to file a complaint with Mr. Berning. I would like to
protest A&E and the History Channel's decision to pull the history segments paid
for by the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Atlanta which commemorate the
Southern veterans who died in the War Between the States. It is discrimination
against Southerners. I would like to ask for the reinstatement of the segments
and the removal of Nancy Alpert who made the decision."
secretary attempts to transfer you, it is our recommendation that you insist on
finishing your statement to her and ask her to convey the message to Mr. Berning
since he is in charge of sales for A&E.
A&E's Atlanta sales office using the same script, minus Mr. Berning's name. The
direct number is 404.816.8880.
3. If you are
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so that we will be able to keep you up to date on the progress of this issue and
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help, we can make a significant impact for the cause of our Southern heritage!
PR Officer, Georgia Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Ray McBerry Enterprises is the public relations firm for the Georgia
Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.