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16 January 2006 @ 01:39 pm
If you support TBOD, this is who you can boycott  
Even if your local NBC affiliate is airing TBOD, there are viewers in 7 NBC markets that don't have that free choice. WSMV in Nashville has preempted TBOD - the viewers don't have free choice.

Someone on the Episcopal Diocese of Washington's Blog of Daniel mentioned that NBC's affiliate, WSMV in Nashville is owned by the media giant Meredith Corporation.

Meredith Corporation publishes the following magazines:

American Baby
American Patchwork Quilting
Better Homes & Gardens
Country Home
Country Home Country Gardens
Creative Home
Decorating
Do It Yourself
Garden, Deck and Landscape
Garden Shed
Ladies' Home Journal
Midwest Living
MORE
Renovation Style
Successful Farming
Traditional Home
Wood

Better Homes & Gardens is one of the five largest circulated magazines in the United States. If you object to WSMW preempting TBOD, and you have a subscription to one or more of these magazines, let Meredith Corporation know that you will be boycotting their magazines by cancelling or not renewing your magazine subscriptions.

Meredith Corporation has a book publishing division called Meredith Books and publishes hundreds of popular consumer books and videotapes sold at major retailers. To find the titles of the books and videotapes that Meredith Books publishes go to http://www.meredith.com/index.shtml. Let Meredith Books and the major retailers know that you will not be buying their products.

Meredith Corporation's division, Meredith Interactive Marketing has business relationships with many consumer-type businesses, brands that you are familiar with, products and services that you buy, retailers that you buy from. Let these businesses know that you will be boycotting their retailers, products and services.

The Automotive Industry:

Chrysler
Dodge
Jeep
Lincoln
Hyundai
Porsche

Consumer & Packaged Goods:

Aurora Foods
Bestfoods
Borden Foods
Brita/Clorox
Campbell’s
Classico
ConAgra
Del Monte
Dole
Fleischmann's Yeast
Fruit of the Loom
Hershey’s
Hillshire Farm
Hormel Foods
Hunt's
IAMs
Keebler
Kellogg's
Kodak
Kraft Foods
Lipton
Nabisco
Nestle
NutraSweet/Equal
P&G
PepsiCo
Polaroid
Quaker Oats
Reynolds Metals
Sara Lee
S.C. Johnson
Snackwell's
Tones Spices
Unilever

Direct Sales:

Creative Moments

Entertainment:

DIRECTTV

Financial Services/Insurance:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Chase
Farmers Insurance
Liberty Mutual
MetLife
Principal Financial Group
Thrivent
UnitedHealthcare

Health/Beauty:

Mary Kay
Nestle
Procter & Gamble
SOLA Optical

Home/Shelter/Remodeling:

Amana
Andersen Windows
Armstrong
Bioguard
Broyhill
Century21
Decorating Den
First Alert
Graber
Home Service Stores
Hunter Douglas
Jenn-Air
John Deere
Kohler
La-Z-Boy
LP Weatherbest
Maytag
Minwax
Moen
Novus
Olin Chemical
Ortho
Pittsburgh Corning
Sherwin-Williams
Sub-Zero
Thermador
TrustMark
Tupperware
Weathershield
Weber
Whirlpool
Wilsonart

Pharmaceuticals:

Nestle
Schering-Plough/Clarinex

Retail:

The Home Depot
Lechters
Motherhood Maternity
Pier l
Publix
Sears
Wal-Mart

Telecommunications:

Ameritech
Qwest Telecommunications

Trade/Advocacy Groups:

American Lamb Council
Florida Department of Citrus
Hardwood Manufacturing
Association
Home Furnishings Council
Innkeepers of America
Milk Promotion Board
National Milk Board
U.S. Olympic Committee
Women's International
Bowling Congress

Travel/Hospitality:

Alamo Rent-A-Car
California Tourism
Carnival Cruise Lines
Chicago Area CVB
Collette Tours
Disney
Hawaii Visitors &
Convention Bureau
Ice Capades
Kampgrounds of America
Michigan Tourism
Nebraska Tourism
Northwest Airlines
Rainforest Cafe

As consumers, we have free choice to shop or not shop at retailers, to buy or not buy certain brands of products, and to use or not use the services of businesses. In the United States, the almighty dollar is as important as our religious beliefs. You can make a difference, let these corporations know what your opinion is.
 
 
 
bodfan on January 16th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Great job putting this all together. This is all very helpful! Thank you!