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Wed, 11 Jan 1995 00:14:50 EST
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 On 12-25-94 INTERNET: KBOCHYNSKI@mecn wrote to Peaches...
 IK> Hi Paul,
 IK>    I was wondering if the mini-documentary on the Mark Twain Project
 IK> has aired yet on "The MacNeil-Lehrer Report".  I've been taping it
 IK> every night since I got the mailing from the Project earlier this
 IK> month.  I'll keep doing that until I am sure it has already aired.
 IK> Any inside info. on the air date would be appreciated.
 IK>    Best wishes,
 IK>      Kevin B.
      Just a quick note.  I spoke to Ken Sanderson at MTP today.  He told
      me that they don't know anything further about when the thing will
      air; the producers are being secretive.  What they do at MTP is
      listen to NPR (National Public Radio) each day at 3PM (West Coast
      time) and then if they are on, well, they have time to race home
      and set their VCR's for 6PM when the thing will air on Television
      (West Coast time).  Can you fathom this? It seems that "MacNeil"
      and his partner can be heard at 3PM on NPR and then actually seen
      at 6PM on television.  Other methods, like your own, are being
      employed as well; they are too numerous to mention.  It is a fine
      state of affairs.  No actual work is now being done at the MTP;
      everyone is far too busy tuning radio dials, setting VCRs and
      checking the world-wide web (did I mention the overseas watch?). I
      have not joined the watch myself, being a slacker.  No one is
      getting any sleep either; what if they miss the broadcast?  Two
      days ago an editor, while on duty, fell over with exhaustion.
      Someone noticed yesterday there was a stiff object blocking the
      entrance to the short-wave radio room (newly installed to
      check the net).  It's regrettable, and there's been a good deal of
      complaining, and the time it's taken already is beyond reason,
      but one thing is clear -- there can be absolutely no thought of
      taking time out for a funeral! Not now! Might miss the broadcast!
      Paul Berkowitz ([log in to unmask])