Michael Moore Newsletter #8

Veronica Moore (TVNatFans@aol.com)
Fri, 19 Jun 1998 20:24:07 EDT


Michael Moore Newsletter #8

Juneteenth

Dear friends --

Here's the good news I've been wanting to give
you for the past two years...

This Monday, we begin production on a new
season of TV NATION!

Would you like to be involved in the show? If
you have any ideas for a TV Nation-type story,
please e-mail them to me at MMFlint@aol.com.
If you've seen the show, you know what we are
looking for -- something with humor and politics,
something that you normally think would not make
it on TV.  From trying to buy the missile in Russia
that was pointed at my hometown to taking
Dr. Kevorkian on a picnic to disrupting a Klan rally
with a mariachi band singing love songs, we are
in search of those people, places or events in your
area that you think deserve a visit from TV Nation.

Some of our best pieces on the show came from
fans, like the one where we held a "Corp-Aid"
benefit concert in the middle of Wall Street to
help "needy" corporations.  And, we pay for
these ideas.  If we use your idea, and you are
the first person to send it to us, we will send
you a check for $700 and give you a credit
on the show.

So, take a look around your town (or anywhere
else in the rest of the world), and, even if you
can't come up with the darkly comic twist to it
(we have a crack writing staff who can do that),
jot it down here and send it off to me this
weekend.

This new show is being funded by Channel Four
in the U.K. which is currently negotiating with the
American network on which it will appear. It will
also have a new name (any ideas?), and some
great new segments and correspondents I think
you'll like. I'll keep you informed of our progress.
Thanks for all your support over the past few years.

On a personal note, we're in Michigan this week,
where I'm sure you've heard that two factories in
Flint are on strike. Nearly 10,000 people are
fightling simply to keep what's left of their jobs --
the jobs that have helped make General Motors
a $28 billion net profit in the last five years. The
reason there are hundreds of journalists and
dozens of satellite trucks in Flint right now is
that millions of people are watching --
and hoping -- that the average worker will be
able to share in "the greatest economic recovery
of this century." When you read in the paper this
week that "GM isn't as productive and competitive
as the other car companies", please remember
the 220,000 people GM has already axed while
its stock has gone from $35 a share to $70 a
share. If they want to be "competitive," I suggest
they design a car that somebody would want to
drive!

Anyway, thanks for listening to me babble, and
if you want more of my rantings, you can find
them at <A HREF="http://www.dogeatdogfilms.com">www.dogeatdogfilms.com</A>

Send me your ideas -- MMFlint@aol.com !

Michael Moore