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In Search of All the Lost Monad-istas

25 October 2007
Dear Friends of John From Cincinnati,
You are receiving this email because you signed an online petition in support of a second season of the HBO original series, John From Cincinnati (JFC).  Contacting you is part of our effort to bring together the 3.8 million viewers of JOHN to convince HBO to continue the story. 

We're doing something different than previous save HBO shows campaigns. 
There is much discussion now within the TV industry about how and when viewers are watching shows.  New ways of creating content/shows are being considered and tried.  We are proposing to work WITH HBO to explore making JOHN with these new methods.  And how, you might ask, are we doing this....

Our Full-Page Ad in Variety
On Wednesday 31 October 2007 our full-page ad will appear in Variety and on  To see the ad in development click here.  If you would like to help with the ad come join us on the HBO thread: Our New Endeavor.

We need grass roots action right now to spread the word. 
We need HBO to know the support for JFC is not going away and that it makes sense to give their subscribers
what they want (or ex-subscribers if you've already canceled in protest).  At the same time the Variety ad runs we will be sending HBO another flurry of our attention in the form of emails, letters, postcards, and phone calls to ask HBO to work with us to find a way to bring back John From Cincinnati.  And so we need your help to make a big impact...
What You Can Do...

We especially need your help to contact
the lost monadistas (Friends of John >From Cincinnati).  We have put together a list of things you can do:  What You Can Do - Full List.  Use these tips to ask others to at least join our mailing list and sign the petition as these numbers help us justify our position.  And direct them to to find out more about the show and the efforts to save it. 
You can forward this email to everyone in your address book and ask them to pass it on to theirs!

Can JOHN Really Return?

Some people have said that it will never happen.  The sets have been struck and the actors are taking other work.  Our response:  If "24" can do one-day-in-the-life each season with two or three story-years between seasons, then JOHN can come back in a couple years and do another season of a couple-weeks-in-the-lives.

There are enough viewers to save the show but we need your help to find them. You must do what you can...

Even if you don't yet see the end game... it's time to get back IN the game!

Yes, John From Cincinnati can get back in the water!

Our History in Brief
Our community developed online to persuade HBO to continue the story of JOHN.  At first the effort was scattered with many individual efforts from postcards campaigns, sending teddy bears, emails and letters, making phone calls and even personal appearances at HBO headquarters. 
In September 2007, groups from two different JOHN bulletin boards, and HBO Forums, got together and started a campaign and fund-raising drive to take out a full-page ad in The Hollywood Reporter.  This ad ran on Friday 28 September 2007 and can be seen here: along with it's companion YouTube video.  The effort was a great success but did not get HBO to change their minds.  What we did get was a letter to one of our members which can be seen here: HBO.pdf  It is not a hopeful letter, but we are not deterred.

monad pumpkin
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If you haven't donated before to the SaveJFC efforts/ad, please consider doing so now... Every little bit helps! 
Unused donations will be given to, the organization for which Mitch Yost made public service announcements.

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HBO Member Created Thread" Our New Endeavor"

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