How to call Discovery and who to email in order to protest the Autopsy Re-enactment shows scheduled for January 2011 on Discovery UK.
There are three numbers to call. One in the US and two in the UK:
1:) The first number is in the US:
To call from US: 571 262 4899
To call from UK: 001 571 262 4899
This is the Viewer Relations phone-line. We need thousands of people to ring this number with a prepared written statement -- and read it into the recording system to make an impact on Discovery.
(Find out your country's International code for the US if calling from somewhere other than the US or UK)
2:) The Second number is in the UK:
To call from US: 011 44 208 811 3000
To call from UK: 0208 811 3000
This is the Reception number for Discovery HQ in the UK. Ask to be put through to the viewer relations or customer service department.
When you speak to an agent or reach their recorded message, tell Discovery you are disgusted with their plans to air these shows. Add that you and your family have blocked Discovery on your cable service and will no be watching Discovery. Tell them you expected better from a supposed educational/family channel and ask them how they think Mr Jackson's family and children would feel about these programs.
3:) The third number is in the UK.
It is the number of the assistant to Nicolas Bonard-who is the Senior Vice President of Discovery UK. His assistant's name is - Lucy Radcliffe.
To call from the US: 011 44 208 811 3033
To call from the UK: 0208 811 3033
Do the same as before and tell Lucy how you feel about her boss signing off on these disgusting programs. Tell her you were a long term Discovery viewer -- but will now no longer be watching.
(If you do not live in the States or the UK find out what the international code from your country to the UK is.)
The Estate have said it is unlikely they can prevent these programs from going ahead. So the global effort to accelerate emails and letter writing to Discovery is now critical.
N:B Please do not post about the Discovery shows on public sites such as TMZ, CNN, Huffington Post, Yahoo -- or wherever. Posting publicly about Discovery achieves only one thing:
It does Discovery's promotional work for them and give them the kind of publicity PR professionals charge thousands for.
HERE IS WHERE TO WRITE TO DISCOVERY:
Senior Vice President
Discovery Enterprises International
566 Chiswick High Road
President and CEO
1 Discovery Place
HERE IS THE ADDRESS FOR DR HUNTER:
Dr. Hunter will perform the mock autopsy.
Michael D. Hunter, M.D.
3737 Frankford Avenue
HERE IS WHO TO EMAIL AT DISCOVERY:
Absolute head of Discovery. President and CEO
2nd in command at Discovery Europe (UK)
Lucy Radcliffe is the assistant to Nicolas Bonard.
Mark Hollinger is president of Discovery Networks International.
YOU CAN SEND ONE EMAIL AND COPY ALL THE DISCOVERY EXECUTIVES IN ON THE SAME EMAIL. PLEASE SEND A COPY TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
HERE IS THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR DR HUNTER:
Please do not use abusive language in any of your communications. Simply but firmly explain why these proposed programs on Michael Jackson are not only morally and ethically reprehensible -- but are also a potential source of serious anguish and emotional distress for Mr Jackson's children and family.
Would a program of this kind even be contemplated on Tim Russert, Heath Ledger or Brittany Murphy? This disgrace is happening because years of dehumanizing Michael Jackson in the media has led to the belief that it is now acceptable to desecrate his memory.