Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Soap Fans Rally To Make Impact at ABC UpFront Meeting



Braving the elements, a crowd gathered across from Avery Hall at Lincoln Center today to protest the cancellation of their beloved soaps. Carrying posters and bullhorns, they were joined by Disney Union workers and soap stars Ilene Kirsten and Colleen Zenk, who took the red-eye from LA just to attend.  The NYPD stood by to make sure everyone behaved (which of course they did!!) and gamely posed for photos. 

Wendy Williams sent a rep to get the story. CBS News was there doing interviews with fans and actors. Soap sites like "We Love Soaps" and "Soap Opera Network" showed up. Soapgeist Mimi Torchin gave interviews. The singer Allura was there to sing an original song as well! 


I just want to say that I am so proud of all those people that attended, really wished I could be there and give you all kudos. We HAVE HEART people!!
Special thanks to Xanderdash for all his photos!!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you to everyone who showed up today and rallied to Save Our Soaps.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for showing up. I greatly appreciate it! :) hugs

Tabatha said...

For those who care, Shenell Edmonds who plays Destiny on OLTL is nominated for a BET Award this year. Just a heads up..

Soap stars recognized in other markets...

Dr. Donald G. Boudreau said...

"Thank you" to all who showed up in rainy New York City to save our soaps! Imagine if the literally millions upon millions of the Nation's soap watchers had made their way from across all the states to Manhattan Island today; no barricades could have contained us, and smirking Brian Frons would have probably ended up in the East River somewhere swimming with the fishies. He's only angry because we are _________ him so bad!!!!!!

Justine said...

YOU ALL ROCK!!!!! Wish I could have been there!!!! Great job!!!!!! ABC SUCKS & WILL NEVER BE FORGIVEN!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I lived near there i would have been there. ABC this a huge mistake! Please wake up before it's to late!

Tessa Kendall McKenzie said...

The R&B singer sang her original song "We Won't Let Our Soaps Die", her music video will be coming up this weekend.

Carollynn said...

ABC will cause the demise of their own network! There are heartless, greedy people behind this network, and they will never prevail!

DEBBIE said...

(VISION IMPAIRED) THANK YOU TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU THAT BRAVED THE NASTY N.Y. WEATHER, AND MADE IT OUT TO SUPPORT ALL THE SOAP FANS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WHO WANTED TO BE THERE IN PERSON.EVEN THOUGH THEY WEREN'T THERE IN PERSON( LIKE ME) I KNOW THEY WERE ALL THERE IN SPIRIT.THERE ARE MILLIONS OF SOAP FANS OUT THERE, AND I HOPE THEY STAND WITH US, AND FIGHT 4 OUR ABC SOAPS. WE HAVE STARTED A SOAP MOVEMENT, AND HOPE YOU WILL COME JOIN US. HUGSS DEBBIE
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fight-4-Our-Abc-Soaps-Movement/107393019347976

Hope said...

Makes me even prouder to be part of the Soap Family!!

fightabc said...

I was there yesterday and want to just say thank you to my fellow soap fans and the actresses that came out to show their appreciation of our fight against abc.

Andy Across America said...

Hello Soap Fans! The Producers of THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF CUPID AND EROS have written an open letter to you guys because we understand the passion you have for soaps and are concerned with you about the cancellation of beloved content. Please take a moment to read our open letter and pass it along to your friends via twitter, Facebook or email. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/jnPNtR

Thank you and have a great day!

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