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"American Idol" Rally Next Wednesday!

Hey, writers--

Next week, the Writers Guild of America is hosting a rally outside American Idol to support the Idol writers who are not getting health care, pension, or union coverage... which is all of them. Obviously, the WGA has been very active in trying to unionize reality TV, and since American Idol is the biggest reality show in the history of television, this rally is an important event! Hopefully, if we can convince American Idol to go Guild, other shows will follow.

Also... I'll be speaking at the Rally! So come by... support the cause... say hello... and hey-- if you're lucky-- maybe you can catch a glimpse of Simon or Paula.

Here's the official WGA press release with all the information... hope to see you there!

Support American Idol Workers!

In 2008, the American Idol Truth Tour traveled across the country to expose the poor working conditions for writers and other workers on American Idol.

On Wednesday February 18, the Truth Tour comes to:

CBS TV CITY
7800 Beverly Blvd, LA 90036
Genesee Gate

Rally & picket begins 3:30 pm SHARP

American Idol continues to be a ratings juggernaut, raking in huge profits for FremantleMedia, the multinational corporation that produces AI and other popular shows like America’s Got Talent, Million Dollar Password, Family Feud, and The Price Is Right. Despite FremantleMedia’s success, the corporation does not provide the writers who contribute to the success of these shows necessities like health care and pension!

As American Idol broadcasts live on Feb. 18th, join reality and game show writers, along with the Teamsters, Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice, Professional Musicians Local 47 and other community supporters outside CBS TV City to demand that FremantleMedia treat its writers with respect!

To RSVP, please email reality@wga.org.

For more information call Trish Albert at 323.782.4185 or Laura Watson at 323.782.4747 or go to www.truthaboutfremantle.com.

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