Please watch this week's episode on THE WEST WING, as it features the dilemma of the landmine issue. This popular show is poised to raise national landmine awareness on this humanitarian issue.
The attached e-mail from our Advisory Board Member Jerry White depicts further details. Please forward this information to your constituents. Thank you.
Heidi Kuhn President & Founder Roots of Peace
-----Original Message----- From: Landmine Survivors Network Subject: LSN urges you to watch this week's The West Wing on Wednesday
From: Globalvision FROM ROOTS OF PEACE: WATCH WEST WING TONIGHT
During my brief sabbatical from this log, I stopped in Northern California to meet with an exceptional woman and an exiting new peace initiative called ROOTS OF PEACE. This group was the brainchild of a San Rafael mom and former journalist named Heidi Kuhn who has mobilized her community behind a campaign to remove land mines that menace millions world wide. Heidi has found support from 400 California vintners and Wine Companies under the slogan "MINES INTO VINES." It is a impressive undertaking that is already working at reclaiming land in the war torn areas of Croatia. It is a fabulous organizing model linking private, public and community institutions. Heidi writes this morning to urge Americans at least to watch the popular prime time dramatic series on NBC, WEST WING. It is on tonight:
"Tune in to The West Wing on Wednesday, March 27. President Bartlet is confronted by a challenge to his leadership: will he step up to ban landmines and save thousands of innocent lives? In the time it takes to watch the show, somewhere in the world, 3 people
"will step on a landmine. Some will lose arms and legs and others will die.
"The Poet Laureate of America visits The West Wing and tries to persuade Bartlet to join the ban. In real life our President needs to hear from YOU.
"The Bush administration is currently reviewing the United States policy on landmines, and a decision on this review is imminent. This is a historic opportunity for President Bush to courageously lead our country to a mine-safe world by banning landmines today.
"Send President Bush an email. Time is running out. Let President Bush know that you believe landmines do more harm than good on the modern battlefield."
Interesting isn't that an entertainment show is raising this issue while news programs and documentary series ignore it! That's a comment on media if there ever was one.
Danny Schechter Executive Editor Mediachannel.org http://www.mediachannel.org Executive Producer, Globalvision.Inc 1600 Broadway, #700 NY NY 10019 USA 212-246-0202
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