From: Jan Wee <email@example.com>
Subject: How does this sound?
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 07:31:22 -0500
Dear LFM/LFA2 Participants and Advocates, May is upon us already and another school year is coming to a close within weeks for a good number of you. Before you leave for the summer, we would like to utilize this forum to seek your input. This appears to be a good time to tap the >>>collective experience<<< of our LFM and LFA 2 participants and PTK Advocates regarding an ever present concern... ACCESS to the PTK broadcasts via local PBS and cable providers. We, the PTK Staff, would like to use this forum to have you to share your experiences relating to working with your local PBS stations/cable companies in efforts to convince them to carry the Passport to Knowledge broadcasts. Many of you have found that once recalcitrant PBS stations/cable providers are now dependable supporters of PTK programming. What have you done to convince the broadcast providers? What creative or convincing arguments did you use? What about those of you working with local cable companies? What is your experience with this group of providers of educational programming? We would like to hear your "trials and tribulations", your ups and downs, your continued struggles and action plans, your success stories. It is our hope that we can, in turn, share these vignettes as >>models<< for newcomers who struggle with these same issues. Hearing real-world stories from experienced educators is a valuable resource that we can offer to those facing the same hurdles. Please take some time over the days ahead and relate your experiences in dealing with the access issues! If you prefer, you may send your input >directly< to firstname.lastname@example.org Sincerely, Jan Wee, moderator