Posts Tagged ‘Anne Sweeney’

Manic Monday

May 9, 2011

I don’t have much in the way of a blog today; the weekend was rather hectic what with preparing for the big Mother’s Day shindig. Oh, we had a houseful and more food than you can imagine. But that’s the way we do things around here…BIG! In the middle of all that, and since it was such a glorious sun-shiny day on Saturday, we weeded and planted the garden. But I’m afraid my plants went into shock and am prepared to lose them. Of course the seeds we planted will grow, I’m sure, but it’s the seedlings, the tomato plants especially, might not make it. So, we’ll see.

Well, I really haven’t much more but I have to make my daily mention about the fight to save our soaps and today I have names and contact info for three of the ABC/Disney executives.

Have a great day

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One Life To Live

April 18, 2011

It’s no surprise I’m angry with Brian Frons and ABC for the decision to cancel One Life To Live, a show I’ve watched for nearly 43 years. Since the news came over the internet, I’ve joined the crusade to help save One Life To Live, All My Children and unfortunately, undoubtedly, all in due time, the remaining ones–General Hospital, Days Of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. Here is the official announcement.

I could spend the entire blog extolling what I believe to be the values of the genre, but I’ve been doing that on every available message board, Facebook link and emails and letters to The Powers that Be at ABC on both coasts.

As someone who loves to write, I can appreciate the work that goes into fabricating these stories at a relentless pace and it’s just disgraceful to think all this hard work, this cultural fold of the fabric of Americana is being dismissed as a passing fancy.  

I can’t help but wonder how long before other favorite shows will fade into the landscape of cheaply produced reality shows and talk shows.

If you watch, or know someone who watches or just want to help save what’s left of daytime TV, here are two names you can contact:

Brian Frons, President, ABC Daytime, 2300 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506

brian.frons@abc.com 

Anne Sweeney, President, ABC TV, ABC Studios, 500 S. Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA  91521

Anne.x.Sweeney@email.Disney.com