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Protest Paramount
- March 21, 2000

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StopDrLaura.com in the News

  • Newsweek, March 12, 2000, "Dr. Laura, Talk Radio Celebrity"
  • Time Magazine, March 20, 2000, "Dr. Laura, Heal Thyself"
  • Entertainment Weekly, March 17, 2000, "A proposed Dr. Laura TV show outrages gay activists"
  • Associated Press, March 11, 2000
  • LA Times, March 11, 2000
  • People Magazine - March, 20 2000 - HEAT WAVES Radio Provocateur Dr. Laura Schlessinger Raises a Ruckus with Controversial Talk About Gays
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Criticism sends ‘Dr.' Laura into a tizzy," March 8, 2000
  • New York Daily News, "Gay groups turning up the heat on radio host Schlessinger," March 8, 2000
  • New York Post, March 7, 2000 "No one spared as radio shrink boils over"
  • New York Times, "Gay Groups Campaign Against Radio Hostīs Plan for a TV Show" March 6, 2000
  • San Francisco Chronicle, "Dr. Laura Talk Show Provokes Backlash," March 4, 2000
  • Channel 2000, "Gay Activists Step Up Dr. Laura Campaign," March 4, 2000
  • TVSPY.COM, March 3, 2000
  • PoliticsOnline.com, "Activists Go Online to Stop Dr. Laura," March 3, 2000
  • Los Angeles Times, "Site-ing Dr. Laura," March 2, 2000
  • USA Today, "Talk show host's TV spot sparks a protest site," March 2, 2000
  • CNN, March 2, 2000
  • Access Hollywood, March 2, 2000
  • Salon, "StopDrLaura.com," March 1, 2000
  • BBC Radio, March 1, 2000
  • CNet Radio, March 1, 2000
  • Potomac Tech Wire, March 1, 2000
  • Southern Voice, "'Frasier' Producer Slams Paramount on Dr. Laura," Feb. 24, 2000
  • O'Reilly Factor, FOX News, Feb. 18, 2000
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STATEMENT FROM STOPDRLAURA.COM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 14, 2000
Alan Klein

"VIRTUAL VIGIL" TO PROTEST PARAMOUNT/DR. LAURA
Online Action Coincides With Real-World Protest on March 21

Washington, DC - A coalition of civil rights and educational organizations will hold a virtual vigil on Tuesday, March 21st to protest Paramount Television's intent to give anti-gay activist and radio personality Dr. Laura Schlessinger a TV talk show this fall. The online action will coincide with a "real world" protest at the gates of Paramount the same day, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PST, in Hollywood, California.

The vigil and protest organizers - StopDrLaura.com, the Horizons Foundation, and HateWatch.org - are asking concerned netizens to send in photographs of themselves holding up signs of protest, that will then be displayed on the StopDrLaura.com Web site beginning on March 21st. The protests come in the wake of mounting criticism against Paramount and Ms. Schlessinger for refering to gays and lesbians as "biological errors," deviants, and pedophiles.'

The organizers are asking those interested in adding their protest photo to the virtual vigil to email a photo to AgainstHate@aol.com by Monday March 20. A name (first and/or last), city and state of residence, should be included, if possible, in order to personalize the photos - though none of that information is required. Ideas for photos include individuals or groups of friends wearing StopDrLaura.com t-shirts, and/or holding up creative - yet respectful - signs protesting Paramount's intent to air the show

TO BE CONSIDERED, THE SUBJECT OF THE PHOTO MUST BE PROTESTING IN SOME WAY, EVEN WITH A HOME-MADE SIGN WILL SUFFICE.

The top 5 entries - selected entirely at the whim of the vigil organizers - will receive a free StopDrLaura.com t-shirt (but to win, you must provide a name, address, and phone number, and t-shirt size).

Because of the high volume of online and offline interest in this effort, and the necessity of limiting the size of the Web site, event organizers can not guarantee that all photos will eventually be posted to the Web site. In addition, no photos sent to StopDrLaura.com will be returned.

While email is the preferred option, photos (along with names and city/state) may also be sent in by snail mail to:

S. Williams Attn:
StopDrLaura.com
1718 M Street, NW #308
Washington, DC 20036

Contact: John Aravosis