[sf-lug] Linux promotion on TV

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 14:21:14 PST 2010


I just spoke with a program manager for a TV show called ABC 7 Live.  They
are interested in having supporters of Linux in schools (and particularly
Partimus.org) attend a show. The show airs daily from 3 pm to 4 pm.  I need
a list of 25 people who will attend.  I need the list by Thursday at 3 pm.
 You can watch shows from the archive here


They have had famous people like Mark Zuckerberg on this show.

The show features a host, Brian Copeland, with his two co-hosts, Elizabeth
Bermuda and Jennifer Jolly.  Jennifer Jolly was an anchor on another ABC

During the show, the hosts will be chatting about technology and
non-profits, and they will ask questions of 10 people in a portion of the
audience called the Voice Box.  Apparently, the Voice Box is situated just
to the left of the hosts, and the hosts will talk with them occasionally.
 Apparently, there will time for numerous sound bites from the audience, say
5 to 10 seconds in length.  It is not a lot of time for speeches, but it is
time for several one-liners from the audience in response to questions from
the hosts.  Audience members are also allowed to boo and to clapp.

Again, the focus of this show will be technology and non-profits, and so the
hosts will be asking us substantive questions that call for brief, snappy,
on-point responses.  My impression is that this is a serious opportunity for
us to present Partimus to a Bay Area audience.

We need 25 people to come to the Jackson Square district of San Francisco at
Front and Pacific on Monday, December 13, 2010.  The Voice Box section of
the audience can hold 10 people, and 2 people unrelated to Partimus have
aleady signed up to be on that show.  During a break in the show, the hosts
will rotate people out of the Voice Box so that others can rotate into the
Voice Box and participate in the show.  Even if you don't want to get into
the Voice Box, this is an opportunity to support Partimus and Linux by
showing up and cheering and making noise when Partimus or Linux is
mentioned.  They want a lively show, so enthusiasm will definitely help.

If you want to show up, you need to send me an email confirming that you
will be there, and I will add your name to a list of attendees.  Your name
must be on the list for you to be admitted to the show.  Please do RSVP
early for this event!

Dear Christian & Partimus,

Welcome and thank you for participating in *7Live’s* “Voice Box” studio


*Studio Location:*

*7Live* is broadcast from the ABC studio located at 900 Front Street, San
Francisco, CA  94111. *7Live’s* audience entrance is located on the North
side of the building on Green Street between Embarcadero and Front Streets.


Our doors open for admittance at 2:15pm outside the ABC studio on Green
Street. *7Live* airs Monday through Friday, 3 - 4 p.m. PT. Ticket holders
should plan to be at the studio by 2:15 p.m. and should plan on leaving at
4:15 p.m. Anyone arriving after 2:30pm will not be admitted. The show begins
at 3:00pm and ends at 4pm sharp. The show will be so fun and exciting you’ll
be on the edge of your seat, but you must remain there for the duration of
the show. *7Live* tickets are FREE, so we overbook slightly and cannot
guarantee admission.

*Transportation:* Audience members are responsible for their own
transportation to and from our studio, unless special arrangements have been
made with a member of the *7Live* production staff. *7Live* does not
reimburse for travel expenses or lost wages. We recommend car pooling or
taking public transportation to the ABC studio. If you take Bart the
Embarcadero stop is a short walk to the studio. If you plan on driving there
are parking lots on either side of the ABC building, fees are $16.00 and
$18.00. There is two hour and four hour meter parking available on both
Green and Front Streets. If you park at a meter you will NOT be able to
leave to feed your meter during the show.

*What you should wear:* When you look great, the show looks great! We
reserve the right to deny entry to anyone dressed inappropriately..We
suggest wearing solid, jewel-toned colors (deep blues, reds, greens, etc.).
Please do not wear all white/off-white clothing; offensive writing or
suggestive clothing is not permitted. It can get cold in the studio, we
recommend bringing a sweater or jacket. As a courtesy to the other guests
please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne the day you attend the show.

*We are all about having a great show and a great time and we are excited
for you to be part of that, but before we get the party started we need go
over a few rules:*

·         Everyone must be at least 14yrs. old. Anyone under the age of 18
must be accompanied by an adult.

·         Video devices, backpacks or large bags are not allowed. Cameras
are permitted but may only be used after the show.

·         Eating, drinking and smoking in the studio is not permitted.

·         All audience members must remain seated for the entirety of the
show. Please be aware that there will NOT be opportunities to leave to use
the restroom, make calls or feed parking meters.

·         Please be prepared to pass through security and metal detectors to
enter the studio.

·         Anything that *7Live* security or staff has deemed dangerous,
disruptive or offensive will be confiscated.

·         The *7Live* staff reserves the right to refuse anyone entry that
they feel are displaying dangerous or disruptive behavior.

 *ALL CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF* during the show.  If your cell phone
is on, it can cause interference with the wireless microphones.

**7Live* is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

*By accepting this ticket and admittance to 7Live’s studio audience:*
Please be advised that a taping of the show and its audience is taking
place. Your presence constitutes consent to permit KGO Television, Inc. and
its independent contractors to photograph, record, film or videotape your
likeness and/or voice and your child's, and to use your likeness and your
child's in any manner or media now known or hereafter created without

* *

*Special needs:*

You MUST notify us if a guest in a wheelchair will be attending the show. If
you, or someone in your party uses a wheelchair or requires assistance,
please phone us at: (415) 954-7733 after requesting your tickets. Any
special accommodations are subject to availability and are at the discretion
of the studio.

Christian Einfeldt,
Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
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