Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pssst. Pit bulls on PBS - Friday Jan 21st.

We're happy to announce a special feature on PBS that will introduce some of our favorite dogs to the television audience. The show is called 'Need to Know' and it's airing Friday, January 21st.

Check here for the SCHEDULE in your zip code.

Journalist William Brangham came to us with a lot of questions about the status of the surviving dogs trom the Vick case. He and his crew spent many hours filming dogs including Jonny Justice, Audie, Frodo, and Hector. You'll hear from the owners of the dogs as well as Jim Gorant, author of 'The Lost Dogs,' several members of BADRAP and Steve Zawistowski of the ASPCA.

We haven't viewed it yet, but are happy to report that there will no gruesome dog fighting footage or interviews with PeTA in this show. Yay.

We expect this to be a sensitive, intelligent piece. Enjoy!

22 comments:

J.M. said...

I saw that advertised last Sunday on PBS.Looking forward to it.

who wouda thunk it?? said...

checked the schedule, it isn't listed her in south Florida, drat!

chandra said...

Thanks for the SCHEDULE ! very interesting blog!


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becky said...

I have the DVR set and can't wait. I wish we could make Oprah watch it.

PoochesForPeace said...

Cant wait to watch it, yay!! Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

It seems PBS doesn't reach everyone - like it should! Have no fear. This segment will be posted online and we'll post a link when it does.

Dianne said...

I'm looking forward to it. The Alpha cat woke me at 4:45 am to prove he can too open the closed BR door and hiss at the kitten so I may have to take a disco nap. I'll do my best. And yay no PeTA!!!!

Snuggles said...

Yay! I will have my mommy set the DVR since I don't have opposable thumbs.

Froggy said...

It's not playing in Chicago either :( Looking forward to watching it online!

Nina said...

You guys looked great on PBS! I got such a kick out of watching the familiar barn characters in action.

I thought they did a nice job of covering a couple different dogs' stories, highlighted some nice points from The Lost Dogs.

Congratulations on the successful segment. I hope it reached some of the people who could use this information most.

Connie, Orlando said...

My only complaint - way too short. Both you & Tim were terrific. I got tears in my eyes when Jonny & Hector were on. The story was really well done and I think they touched on all of the important points.

ForPetsSake said...

Still crying here - awesome follow-up story. This is the REAL 2nd chance. Glad to see this story get good publicity. I'm halfway through the Gorant book and recommending it to anyone who will listen!

Beth Cannon said...

Thanks BadRap for your diligence, belief, hard work and love (and thanks to ASPCA and Jim Gorant too). What a wonderful story. I don't tire of hearing the happy endings (I could do without the super sad parts but it's an important party of the story for people to hear). The more we can spread the word about the reality of the dogs...

Tom Becker said...

Wow.

Lisa said...

I just saw the feature on the PBS iPhone app - it's free & quick to install. Such a great story about the dogs :)

Debi said...

BADRAP you are awesome! The segment on Need To Know brought on the tears! What an wonderful and heartwarming piece. I trust it will be eye opening for many.

I am so proud of your work and all you do for these abused and maligned dogs.

I hope Vick, Oprah and Pierce watch it.

Robin said...

I caught this program. You did a great job.

Adam Levy said...

saw the show. very interesting!

J.M. said...

Had to borrow some thumbs.
Ten thumbs up for that program.Love,love,love that Frodo.What progress he`s made.

Lynn (in Loiusiana) said...

Congratulations on wonderful exposure of your work. That Audie is too cute!! Well, they all are, aren't they??

Who is y'all's fourth dog???

Donna said...

We were grinning ear to ear. Everyone in our circle is half happy and half terrified when the cameras show up to tell the dogs' story, because suddenly it's all in the hands of strangers and good GOD what IF they go for a little formula gore and we end up regretting saying 'Yes?' Feels so good to say, 'Okay - that worked well.' Whew. Thanks for the kind feedback, all. Please let them know that you found this story interesting so they aren't leery of doing more exploration of this topic.

Jenny said...

Yeah, what a great piece. I particularly loved the way that they distilled the original question of what was to happen to the dogs into a very concise summary--very accessible and well done.