HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVID!!!!!
Today marks the 56th anniversary of David Rappaport's birth. We just couldn't let the day go by without sending our love to David's family & friends. This time of year must still be a difficult & bittersweet time for them all.
If you would like to do something to commemorate this day, please consider sending them loving thoughts, leaving a memory of the show in the Guestbook/Memory Page, making a donation to the Wizard fund at The Starlight Foundation, adding your name to the Petition List to demand release of the show from Fox, & spreading the word about the campaign to everyone you know.
Everyone in David's family & all of his friends would greatly appreciate any or all of the above.
IMPORTANT WIZARD CAMPAIGN UPDATE
Yes, it's important enough for All Caps.
Michael Berk, Frankie Leigh & I needed to let everyone know that as soon as we have gathered enough grass-roots back up, Michael will take our demands straight to the top at Fox. But he needs our help. Fox has spent the past 21 years claiming that they need to see enough demand before they will even consider going into talks to release the show. Only we can supply that.
Everyone's input is vitally important & the sooner everyone gets involved the soon Michael & I can let you know what additional steps need to be taken.
The Petition List
. . . and then there were 58!!! Only 1,942 to go to reach the minimum.
Thank you Manuel, Andrew, Desiree, Steve, Maria, David, Rose, David, Zack, Donna, Mark, Veronica, Kathy & Michelle for adding your names to the list. It's wonderful to have
you on board.
Special thanks to Frankie Leigh for all of her hard work in getting the message out about the campaign. Also special thanks to Desiree Stein for working with me during a mishap with some of the links in the site & helping to get many of the signatures above to me. Special thanks to Viv, Cathy & everyone finding ways to leave messages about the campaign around the internet.
Many of the signatures on the list are from people who just want the opportunity to demand the release of a decent, family friendly show.
Please don't forget that
EVERYONE, from anywhere in the world, is invited & encouraged to add their name to the Petition
List. Just email The MGT. to have your name added.
My sincerest thanks, as always, to everyone who has already signed the petition
& left a memory in the Guestbook/Memory
Page. Every name & memory is vitally important.
The Starlight Foundation Update
Thank you to Cathy King for making a birthday donation in honor of David to The Wizard fund at The Starlight Foundation. Once we've reached the current goal of $3125.00 I thought it would be fun to spend it on games for children's hospitals. Then we'll start all over again with a new goal.
Michael Berk Collection
There are many wonderful additions from Michael's collection. Check out the Cast Party pictures, the portrait from the Save the Wizard marching band advertisement, & the Media Access Award Certificate in the Publicity section. There is also a rare cast photo from El Dorado now appearing on both the episode index page & the Cast Picture page in the Publicity section. Also check out the very rare picture of H.E.N.R.I. & Simon appearing on the H.E.N.R.I. VIII episode index page.
In fact, there have been so many picture additions that I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting something. There are even new pictures to The MGT.'s collection - Reunion, Twist of Fate, The Aztec Dagger.
Last, but certainly not least, is the addition of the Fan Letters in Michael's memorabilia. After 21 years it's a wonderful & awesome responsibility to be able to share these letters with everyone. Each letter is being carefully read & transcribed to allow the individuality & feelings of the author to shine through, while leaving out any messages never meant for public viewing. As promised in an earlier newsletter, these messages will not be filled with trailing dots. You may find a letter you sent in. I'm sure most readers will find other fans who felt the same way about the show.
Counter & Log
As of the uploading of this newsletter, the Home
Page Visitor Counter has reached 1,106 new & returning visitors.
Location Log has been updated & is a very impressive list that is sporting over 550 locations from around the world. It's wonderful to see all the locations & special thanks must be sent to the fans from Poland who let us know about the show airing in their country when they came to the fansite looking for information on the show they loved.
Have fun checking out all the updates. I'm off to add more fan letters.
All my love & respect to David's family & friends. Thank you, David, for everything!!!
ROCK ON WIZ KIDZ!!!
Chaney - The MGT.