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David Tschiggfrie 11-28-2007 09:31 PM

"Save the Delta Queen" Video is in the Mail!
Jonathan and I are very pleased to announce that the first fifty copies of his "Save the Delta Queen" video in DVD format were mailed today. Because of the kind and generous support of many on this message board, we were able to make an initial run of 150 copies for complimentary distribution. The first shipment went out to our contributors and to those who wrote Jonathan and asked for a copy. We also sent copies to Rep. Steve Chabot and each of the 19 co-sponsors of HR 3852 today. Our next shipment this week will be mailed to the 69 remaining members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and to the 18 PBS television stations which broadcast to river communities on the boat's inland rivers' route. Also on our future mailing list are selected U. S. Coast Guard officials, plus any additional requests we receive from the boat's supporters. There are two other possible groups or organizations we are considering to receive copies. They include the city councils of the river cities served by the DELTA QUEEN, and the local affiliates of the three major TV networks broadcasting from cities visited by the boat. However, that list of TV stations, which is already assembled, comprises nearly 65 stations! At this point, we are not certain if we will mail DVDs to them. Should you have particular individuals or groups that you feel should see this DVD, please let Jonathan or myself know, and we will try to get a complimentary copy out to them. One afterthought: our local cable TV community access station has Jonathan's video scheduled for regular broadcast as soon as they can arrange it. Check in your city to see if you have a community access TV channel, and if so, offer the "Save the DQ" video for possible broadcast in your area too.

Jonathan encourages anyone receiving a copy of his DVD to feel free to make copies and distribute it to as many others as you wish. Anything to get the word out! However, we are both concerned that individuals in Congress or in other government agencies (like the USCG, for example) may not look kindly upon receiving multiple copies of this video from many different sources. Consequently, we have generated a "mailing list" of those to whom we have already mailed the DVD, and ask that any copies you have or reproduce not be sent to these same individuals. This mailing list that we compiled was included with our mailing of the DVD, and I will also ask Jonathan to post it on this message board.

Finally, a BIG THANK YOU for the generosity, tremendous support and encouragement so many of you gave to Jonathan's project. Hopefully those who see this video will join with us in helping preserve overnight steamboating on America's beloved DELTA QUEEN.

John Fryant 11-30-2007 11:28 PM

David, I hope you are sending a video to President Bush. I hadn't said so before but congrats to Jon on his fantastic job with the video.

Marian Nusekabel 12-01-2007 06:41 PM

Hello Jonathan
The video is super!! Thank you! You are so blessed with being able to convey such a great presentation of a "great lady" with such a true honest conviction. I have written my individual letters to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Your video re-emphasised the facts I presented in my letter. May the Delta Queen continue to thrive on the rivers she was meant to ride!

David Vrooman 12-03-2007 12:18 PM

Splendid job, Jon -- very professional. And David, many thanks for your efforts in support.

Dave V.

Frank X. Prudent 12-04-2007 12:46 AM

((WOW)), Jonathan, your DVD is truly wonderful! Many heartfelt compliments to you and your dad for fronting and then producing the SOS,DQ DVD.

Judy Nichols 12-04-2007 11:39 AM

I received my video and was thrilled with it. Jonathon you did such a great job of presenting the facts in this situation along with the beautiful pictures. Thanks for lending your talents to the cause.

Marian Nusekabel 12-09-2007 01:13 PM

Hi Jonathan & David
Is Nick Clooney on your distribution list to receive a DVD? I would think he would be a perfect person to offer his support for the Delta Queen. Just wondering!
Hey, maybe his son would also get involved!! He has fought for the underdog now and than!!

Bruce MacCullagh 12-10-2007 02:16 PM

I just turned on the tv (12/10/2007 2:15 pm EST) and the program is airing on South Hadley MA channel 15 (Comcast Cable).

David Dewey 12-10-2007 08:57 PM

Mine just arrived! Even better than the online version!! Great job! Many thanks!
David D.

David Tschiggfrie 12-13-2007 07:59 PM

The latest count for distribution of the "Save the Delta Queen" DVD is 201 copies! We still have an additional 49 copies just waiting to be mailed. All we need is a name and an address to go with it, and it's as good as at the post office. We want to get every last copy out and in the hands of people who can help us save the boat. So, please, let's get some more suggestions for where to mail DQ DVDs -- they make great gifts this time of year! And for those of you who have your own copy, please feel free to make and distribute additional copies on your own if you are able. Otherwise, let us know and we will take care of it. Thanks again for your support and interest.

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