X-Message-Number: 16301
Date: Sat, 19 May 2001 08:52:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: Charles Platt <>
Subject: Media Coverage

Fred Chamberlain writes:

> Hey, guys!  *This* is the kind of CryoNet posting that does us the most
> good.  Thanks, Terry!  For those of you who don't know, Terry is the
> Medical Director for Cells4Life, Inc., also, and a big part of its present
> forward momentum!

Fred then quotes a previous post describing a four-minute local news
segment that included Alcor stock footage and general information about
cryonics which was presented in a reasonably positive way.

But Fred--this is PRECISELY what you would have received from the
production company in Phoenix that wanted to do a 5-minute cryonics news
item including Alcor, until Alcor refused to cooperate simply because I
would also appear on the show. Why are you so enthused about one TV spot,
and so paranoid (a pejorative term but I don't know what else to say)
about another? What on earth do you imagine I would say on such a show?
Even if I said something negative about an organization, the production
company would have no interest in cryopolitics and would edit it out. But
I have never said anything negative to any media person about any
organization, even though I have many concerns about CI which I have
mentioned on this mail list.

Just what is the problem, here? What is the source of this (to me) bizarre
decision to withdraw your cooperation from a helpful and enthusiastic
production company, which wanted to provide national (not local) exposure
for Alcor? Why would you make such a decision, which has now forced the
producers to go to CI instead?


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