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Old 01-09-2002, 04:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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How many of us wrote letters to PBS after reading Meeshi Mama's thread about Elmo pushing bottles? I have not gotten a response, and I was wondering if enough of us wrote to make an impression. One would think that PBS, since it relies on financial support from viewers, would be a little more attentive to the complaints of its viewing audience! If you are reading this thread and are saying, "Huh? Letters to Elmo?" please find the thread entitled "Oh no! Even ELMO is pushing bottles!" by Meeshi Mama in the Breastfeeding Support and Advocacy forum. Somewhere in there I posted the link to PBS's e-mail form, so let's all fight!!!:mad:
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writing is a good idea
it might open their eyes

most likely they don't realize how many toddlers are breastfed

since the show is aimed at toddlers and young young children, they most likely thought that it would make sense

i think the MAJORITY of the population is in the dark when it comes to extended breastfeeding, and it would be good to let them know that there are lots and lots of people that feed thier babies, toddlers breastmilk and that they would like to see it on tv

it might help open their eyes
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Sleepies, I don't believe the producers of Sesame Street thought it was okay because they didn't realize toddlers nurse - Elmo said "Babies drink from bottles," so it's not just about making breastfed toddlers feel left out, it's about giving an accurate description of how babies eat.
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Weel I have not even gotten a form letter response. Maybe I shoud resend my letter. If I send it every day maybe they re respond just to shut me up

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Weel I have not even gotten a form letter response. Maybe I shoud resend my letter. If I send it every day maybe they re respond just to shut me up
That's a good idea LOL. I like it!

Um, also, this has been here for a day or two, and it really belongs in Activism. So I'm going to bump it and move it. Hope no one minds to much.

Thanks for your patience,
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What the heck are ya'll talking about? Where is Meeshi's first thread???
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Mamapie, it's in Support and Advocacy, and if you can't find it, just do a search by the thread's title (which I mentioned above). Come on, let's get the furry little red guy!!!!
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I can't believe I missed that. I must confess to being a GIANT Sesame Street fan. I have watched it my whole life, even when I didn't have ds, but this Zithromax crap and Elmo in general are not good. Save Sesmame Street! No urban renewal at Sesame Street! Elmo is evil!
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Dear Elmo,

My mommy feeds me milk from her babas. I call breasts babas. My cousin gets milk from a bottle but that is frankly not what nature intended. Elmo, I realize that some baby's mamas must give milk in bottles, but this should not be the norm, and further, your show's shameless promotion of antibiotics made by giant pharmeceutical companies irks me to no end. Z is for zero, and zebra, and zither no Zithromax. Thank you for your time, Elmo.

Sincerely,

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P.S. I like Ernie the best.
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Mamapie, is that the actual letter you sent? I hope so!

Love ya!
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yeah I never got a reply either - that does make me mad - whenever I've written a POSITIVE letter (Mr. Rogers, Jump Start comic strip, Baby Blues comic strip) I've always gotten a thank you back...

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I like Baby Blues too!
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Mamapie your letter to the evil red one was the best laugh I have had today!!!
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Glad to be of service!
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I just got a response from PBS Kids today.

We suggest that you share your comments with the
show's producers, Sesame
Workshop. You can visit their Web site at:
www.sesameworkshop.org or you
can write to them at:

Sesame Workshop
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Thanks for visiting PBS Kids!
pbskids.org


I'm sending a print copy of my letter to them today.

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Thanks for the update Ceili. If Mr. Rogers can show NIPPLE while explaining breastfeeding, then frickin' Sesame Street can shape up to. I'm on it, babay!!
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I got the same note today!

I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old

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aaarrrrggghhhhh how do I get Ernie to shut the hell up???

I can't find the producer part...

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Hey, Abi, I had to use snail mail.
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I finally got my form letter and it said to write to childrens television workshop. i will post the link tomarrow.

The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it.  We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.

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Hey Ceili, I have been to every page on their darn webpage, and I can't find anywhere to email them!!! Very annoying. This whole thing is really making me not like Elmo (who I didn't care for in the first place).

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I know how you feel, Parisfrance! Like I said, I had to use snail mail. I felt like I was being brainwashed by SSW looking for the stupid thing, and I LOVE Sesame Street.:
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Here is the letter I recieved form them:

Dear Sandra,

We suggest that you share your comments with the show's producers, Sesame
Workshop. You can visit their Web site at: www.sesameworkshop.org or you
can write to them at:

Sesame Workshop
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Thanks for visiting PBS Kids!
pbskids.org

The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it.  We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.

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I sent my letter out snail mail. I couldn't find an email address anywhere on that site.

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