TO ALL FANS OF PTL
To: MGM/UA and the SciFi Channel
In 1999, The SciFi Channel canceled "Poltergeist; the Legacy", which was one of the best
programs to air in recent years. The program had a cast of fine actors whom fans miss already
and it had run for four straight years, which engendered a loyal fan base. Fans of PTL urge
The SciFi Channel and MGM to reconsider their decision and to return "Poltergeist; the Legacy"
to its former status as a regular program and to air a 5th Season.
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Sign the Petition
May, 1 2000Information about the PtL sponsors phone call.
Barbara, the author of the "Save PtL" petition,
had phone call with one of the PtL sponsors. There is a
short text of this talk.
PTL sponsor's list
Here are the company/CEOs names, snail mail addresses,
telephone numbers and emails of 4th season sponsors of
"Poltergeist; the Legacy". Please write, email,
and/or phone them to let them know how much you
appreciated their sponsorship of PTL (spell out the
name of the show in any email or letter.) Tell them,
nicely, how disappointed you are that the show was
cancelled by SciFi. Be polite and be sure to mention
the name of the product the company was advertising
(if you can, highlight the product name in "bold",
since this will be sure to catch their eye.) If you
have used the product, be sure to tell them, in
glowing terms, how much you enjoyed it. (A nice
"kiss" is called for - you will catch more flies with
honey than with vinegar.) If I have provided two
names, cc the other person at the bottom of the
letter, and if there is no specific name, just do an
attention line to: Attn: "Poltergeist; the Legacy"
Television Sponsor. Also, cc Metro-Goldwyn Mayer,
Trilogy, SciFi and Showtime. If you are a fan of a
particular cast member, mention that fact to the
sponsor and suggest that if PTL is brought back, that
that actor be brought back, too. Ask permission from
the sponsor to post their response (or, it is implied
that you will remark on the lack of one). Fans, don't
let PTL and each other down; take the time to DO
something. If we work together, we might be able to
resurrect PTL and/or get a "made-for-TV" movie (or,
at least, get our favorite actors more work and good
parts.) It is worth a try!
Some PTL fans are not writing
sponsors because of the expense of postage and using
paper and alot of time. The following email sites contact
the company(s)(sponsor) executives for free and always
get a response. Fans can just email these two
websites and give them a little information about
themselves (which they do not sell) and tell them the
name of the company(s) they want to contact and the
message they want to leave. Here are the urls.
Here is the sponsor's information:
201 Tabor Road
Morris Plains, NJ 07950-2693
Attn: Lodewijk J.R. deVink,
Chairman, President &
Chief Exec. Officer
cc: Melvin R. Goodes, Chairman of the Board
William R. Howell, Director
Product: "Certs Breath Mints" and "Listerine"
( for us
THE PILLSBURY COMPANY,
2866 Pillsbury Center
Minneapolis, MN 55402
THE PILLSBURY COMPANY
200 S. 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1464
Product: Pillsbury "One Step Cookies"
PROGRESSO QUALITY FOODS COMPANY
P.O Box 555
Vineland, NJ 08360
Product: "Progresso Chicken Soup"
HANES COMPANIES, INC.
600 W. Northwest Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27101-1210
Product: "Hanes stockings"
32 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013-2473
Attn: C. Michael Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer
cc: John Zeglis, President and Director
M. Kathryn Eickhoff, Director
1011 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02862
Attn: Wendy Riches,
President of Global DirectMarketing
cc: Alan Hassenfield, Chairman and CEO
Product: Hasbro "Teletubbies"
WHITEHALL-ROBINS INFORMATION CENTER
Five Giralda Farms
Madison, NJ 07940-1027
Product: "Robitussin Cough Syrup Honey Flu"
"Dimetapp Freezer Pops"
REMINGTON PRODUCTS, INC.
60 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604-5799
Attn: Neil DeFeo,
Chief Executive Officer and
REMINGTON PRODUCTS, INC.
475 Cochrane Drive, Unit 4
Markham, Ontario L3R 9R5
Product: "Remington Shavers"
3000 Redbud Boulevard
McKinney, TX 75069
1201 Elm St, #2100
Dallas, TX 75270-21-2
P.O. Box 3606
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
2345 Walker Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544-2597
Attn: Mark Bissell, President and CEO
Product: Bissell carpet cleaner
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
1 American Road
Dearborn, MI 48126-2798
Attn: Jacques Nasser, Chief Executive Officer
cc: Malcolm S. Macdonald, Vice President
Product: "Lincoln LX Car"
BURGER KING CORPORATION
17777 Old Cutler Road
Miami, FL 33157-6347
Attn: Richard Taylor,
Vice President United States Marketing
Product: "Pokemon Card with Tasty Value Meal"
2775 Sanders Road
Northbrook, IL 60062-6110
THE CLOROX COMPANY
Oakland, CA 94612-1888
Attn: G. Craig Sullivan, Chairman and CEO
ORTHO-MCNEIL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY
U.S. Route 202
Raritan, NJ 08869
Attn: Robert Savage, President
Product: "Tylenol Cold Medicine"
1 Sony Drive
Park Ridge, NJ 07656-8002
Attn: Yang Hun Lee,
Exec. V. P.,
Sony Corp. of America
Number One General Mills Boulevard
P.O. Box 1113
Minneapolis, MN 55440-1348
Attn: Stephen W. Sanger, Chairman
cc: Danny L. Strickland, Sr. V. P.
200 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL 60015-4616
Attn: L. Daniel Jorndt,
President and Chief Exec.Officer
cc: Roger L. Polark, Sr. Vice President
Product: department store items
1 Parkway S.
Greenville, SC 29615-5095
Attn: Edouard Michelin
Product: Michelin tires
TOYOTA MOTOR SALES USA, INC.
19001 S. Western Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501-1106
EVERREADY BATTERY CO.
26440 La Alameda #110
Mission Viejo, CA 92691-6304
Attn: Patrick C. Mannix,
President of Energizer Holdings
EVERREADY BATTERY CO.
801 Chouteau Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63102-1017
WGTW CHANNEL 48
(only for Phila. area viewers)
3900 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
PUT THE FOLLOWING ON ALL LETTERS AS A CC:
Poltergeist the Legacy
2401 Colorado Avenue #100
Santa Monica, CA 90404
New York, NY 10019-6708
METRO GOLDWYN MAYER, INC.
2500 Broadway Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404-3065
Attn: Frank G. Mancuso, Chairman
cc: Michael Gleason, Director
Kirk Kerkorian, Director
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1513
USA Network, Inc.
152 W 57th Street
New York, NY 10019-3310
Sr. Vice President
(Main Corporate number)
Since SciFi is now under USA auspices, people should
contact them about PTL and urge the CEOs of USA
Network to "Save PTL".