Email reply from NBC: Reason why Mike Gravel got the boot off Oct 30 debate

"Mr. [surname redacted],

NBC News used objective criteria, endorsed by the Democratic National Committee, in determining which candidates would be permitted to participate in the October 30 presidential debate. Senator Gravel, along with more than 125 other candidates for the democratic nomination, did not meet these criteria.

Geraldine Moriba Meadows

NBC News

Senior Producer

Standards and Practices

30 Rockefeller Plaza


Stole this from the forum:

‘Things to do for Upcoming debate’ Summary

Here’s a summary of what to do for the upcoming debate, combining the ideas of all of the different posts on this forum thread to come up with an attack plan of sorts.

1. Contact the people in charge of the debate every day


1. Contact Chuck Todd (man in charge of the debate), here’s his email: Post here if you get his phone number.

2. Contact Barbara Levin (Director of Communications and Media Relations at NBC), here’s her email: Here’s her phone number: (212)- 664-2265.

3. MSNBC main internet contact page:

4. NBC main internet contact page:

5. Today Show Phone Number: (212)-664-4249

6. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams email:

7. MSNBC viewer services email:

B. The Democratic Party

1. Main contact page:

2. Another link to the main contact page:

3. DNC phone number: 202-863-8000

4. Tell Gov. Dean what you think:

2. Contact the other 7 Democratic Presidential candidates (via their websites) and ask them to speak out in support of allowing Gravel to debate. Hillary Clinton probably won’t do it, but Dennis Kucinich might.

3. Appeal to Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart and ask them to mention this on their shows:

4. Donate money ($100 has been suggested) on the day of the debate.

5. On create a Party Builder account and post a blog on this subject. Post blogs on this subject in whatever other outlets that you have
Oct 23 2007 12:06 PM

More stuff I've stolen from the forums:)

Let's get other news networks into the mix, to get them to cover it (and also take a shot at their NBC counter parts).

Here's the contact info for CNN:

More specifically, to contact "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer, to get Sen. Gravel on his show:

And, lets also contact the Daily Show and the Colbert Report to get Sen. Gravel on their shows and talk about the injustice. (I'm sure Stephen Colbert is also being excluded from the debates).

Oct 23 2007 12:12 PM

Bob Wright: Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, GEChairman and Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal
Headquarters30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112E-mail:
Phone: (212) 664-4444Fax: (201) 583-5453

Jeff Zucker: President, NBC Universal Television Group
Headquarters30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Phone: (212) 664-4444Fax: (201) 583-5453

Neal Shapiro -- NBC News
NBC News PresidentHeadquarters30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
E-mail: Phone: (212) 664-4444Fax: (201) 583-5453

David Verdi -- NBC News
Executive News Director
Headquarters30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112E-mail: Phone: (212) 664-4444Fax: (201) 583-5453

Bill Wheatley -- NBC News
News Vice President - PlanningHeadquarters30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112E-mail: Phone: (212) 664-3882Fax: (201) 583-5453

Director of Communications and Media Relations Barbara Levin: (212)- 664-2265

Chuck Todd 202 885 4542

Deputy political director Mark Murry, - 202 885 4447 Cell: 202-365-8806

NBC Senior VP News and Washington Bureau Chief Timothy J Russert 202-885-4548

Vice President NBC News Alexandra Wallace 212 664 4971

SVP Public Relations Allison Gollust 212 644 3220

Anchor and Managing Editor Brian Williams 212 664 4971

Program Manager Barbara Duffy 212 664 5806

Production Manager Maralyn Gelefsky 212 664 4981

Senior Producer Patrick Burkey 212 664 2051

Senior Producer M. L. Flynn 212 664 7383

Mike Gravels blog about the situation


chuck todd is fucking sell out