Anthony Grooms, Ravi Howard and I talked with Gene Edwards some months ago and now the episode is available, but only if you ask [read: convince] your local PBS station or stations to link up. Some details from a dearest fan:
Here’s what you do:
- Call the station’s program director. In New Orleans, that would be Elizabeth Utterback at WYES (504.486.5511) and __________ at WLAE (504.830.3719).
- Explain that there’s a Mississippi Public Television program you would like to see. It’s called Writers, and the episode “African American Writers.”
- Note that Mississippi Public Television offers the program royalty-free to to any PBS affiliate across the country.
- The standard uplink is scheduled for Sunday, July 19 @ 16:30 ET, SD 07.
- The high definition uplink is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22 @ 17:00 ET, HD 03.
- In New Orleans, emphasize the local angle: Dedra.
- Elsewhere, just say it’s a kickass program and you’re itching for a compelling reason to donate to public broadcasting.