Host: Horses Sing None of It!
To: Potential Cable Viewers
Re: Getting "Horses Sing None of It!" on your local cable channel
The following suggestions may help bring this show to the public access channel of
your local cable system:
Find out the name of the "public access coordinator" at the local
office from which you receive your cable. Sometimes it can help to call
the Studio and/or Advertising Department if you can't seem to get through or
no one seems to know.
Contact that individual and express your interest in having "...Horses
Sing None of It!" aired. An easy-going coordinator might just say "OK,
have the producer contact me and start sending the series." If so, contact
me and we are on our way.
Sometimes they will leave your messages unanswered, try to keep you in
the dark about the rules, or maybe they just don't know what the rules
are themselves. You may have to tell them you want to become a cable
access user (i.e., the local person responsible for the series being
cablecast on your system), and to please send an application. In this
case they may ask you to sign an agreement indemnifying them from any
lawsuits (e.g. libel, slander, copyright infringement), and I will be
glad to sign a similar agreement indemnifying you from same, should you
The rules and hurdles vary with the system and personalities involved.
Good natured persistence usually pays off.
As a last resort, a letter to the Board of Public Utilities, Office of
Cable Television, can work wonders.
Thanks for your interest and
if you decide to go for it, let me know how you fare. I may have
suggestions for overcoming any roadblocks you might encounter.