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ABC Refuse to Run Repower American Ad

After the pres­i­den­tial debate last night, most high pro­file chan­nels ran ads from oil com­pa­nies (ABC had Chevron, CBS had Exxon, and CNN had the coal lobby). Notic­ing that there’s some­thing a bit off, the We Cam­paign1 is flag­ging ABC to recon­sider their actions for refus­ing to run the Repower Amer­ica ad (below) last week2.

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ABC recently refused to run our Repower Amer­ica ad, even though they run ads from oil com­pa­nies that mis­lead the Amer­i­can peo­ple about the role fos­sil fuels play in the cli­mate crisis.

They recently started a peti­tion and sent out a mes­sage ear­lier this afternoon:

Our Repower Amer­ica ad has a clear and sim­ple message—that mas­sive spend­ing by oil and coal com­pa­nies on adver­tis­ing is a key rea­son our nation hasn’t switched to clean and renew­able sources for our energy.

The peti­tion is to “send a mes­sage to ABC and tell them to air the Repower Amer­ica ad this Fri­day on 20/20.” The We Cam­paign is work­ing on get­ting 100,000 pub­lic com­ments to ABC before 20/20’s next air­ing. They are cur­rently (at the time of this post­ing) near 25,000 mark.

You can get more info, sign the peti­tion, view the ad, etc. by going to: wecansolveit.org/ABC

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  1. The We Cam­paign is a project of The Alliance for Cli­mate Protection—a non­profit, non­par­ti­san effort founded by Nobel lau­re­ate and for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Al Gore. The goal of the Alliance is to build a move­ment that cre­ates the polit­i­cal will to solve the cli­mate crisis—in part through repow­er­ing Amer­ica with 100 per­cent of its elec­tric­ity from clean energy sources within 10 years. Our econ­omy, national secu­rity, and cli­mate can’t afford to wait. []
  2. The ad that takes on the same oil and coal lobby. []

Watch TV Season Premieres on Hulu

Ever since drop­ping Season-3 on tubes every­where this past Mon­day night, NBC sub­lim­i­nally stated to the other net­works, “We’re back bitches!” Mean­while, I rarely watch TV when I get home other than watch MNF, ESPN and FOX Sports to keep up with Sports in gen­eral. Ever since get­ting a Hulu invite a cou­ple months ago, I have been more than impressed with how far it has come from its days of closed beta.

Any­ways, a cou­ple of TV shows that I have been fol­low­ing lately are: Heroes, Chuck, The Office, My Name is Earl, and Kitchen Night­mares to name a few. On that end, I have to give it up to NBC in let­ting Chuck fans have a sneak peek of Season-2’s first episode avail­able on Hulu days before its pre­miere on Prime­time this upcom­ing Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 29th. You may watch it below. But best to do so soon as its sup­pose to expire in 2-days.

Chuck Season-2 “Sneak Peek” Pre­miere: Chuck Ver­sus The First Date

If you have missed the other sea­son pre­mieres of some of the shows I have listed above, you may check them out below:

PS. On a side note (Design-wise), the only biggest grudge at the moment with Hulu is the dimen­sion it uses: 512px by 296px. Hence, at the time of this writ­ing, I have my main content’s width to 550px. I would like to have 500px to keep things clean and in order but with the use of dif­fer­ent video sites (i.e. Youtube, Hulu, Video, …), it is safer to use this much space for now; though it irks me when the copy goes of to the right of a 500px video.

Heroes Season 3 is Here

Finally, Heroes is back. Def­i­nitely one of my favorite shows of all-time. I saw the “Count­down” show last night. Look­ing good for Sea­son 3 is what I can say.

Any­ways, Sea­son 3 episodes starts at 9pm (Pacific). NBC is say­ing its two back-to-back new episodes. So that should make it from 9pm-11pm; a two-hour sea­son pre­miere pretty much. But if you would like to catch up on what’s going on, you can either watch the Count­down show at 8pm or watch the last five episodes on the NBC site by going here.

PS. If you totally are new to Heroes, I’d rec­om­mend col­lect­ing the past two sea­sons’ DVDs. You may click on the linked images below to pur­chase them from Amazon:

The Office — Season 5 Trailers

With the Olympics halfway done, The Office has been pro­duc­ing some funny trail­ers lately. Here are a cou­ple till you get your full dose of Sea­son #5, air­ing on Sep­tem­ber 25th.

Michael Scott on Volleyball:

Dwight’s Olympics:

Then again, You got Rainn Wil­son (Dwight Schrutte) pro­mot­ing his movie, The Rocker =)

You can try to save Jenna Fis­cher (Pam Beesly) or watch more of The Rocker pro­mos via FreeJennaNow.com.

PS. Note: If you hap­pen to click on Rainn Wilson’s and/or Jenna Fischer’s linked-names above, it’ll take you on their MySpace page. There, have a lis­ten to Petra Haden’s cover of Don’t Stop Believ­ing by Jour­ney. Pretty inter­est­ing arrange­ment but very com­pat­i­ble to The Office’s sto­ry­line and humor.

Update
Here’s another one that was added recently: