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prompted this email to netaudr@abc.com

I really hope I am not getting the full story on the upcoming 20/20 Matthew Shepard episode. I hope 20/20 is not going to upset the Shepard family by airing that he was killed because of some botched drug deal. Saying the brutal slaying was not a hate crime is irresponsible and unforgivable. I have really enjoyed your new programming, Desperate Housewives is one of my favorite show and Lost is also one of my can’t miss shows. If 20/20 airs such irresponsible television I will be forced to voice my opinion in the only other way I know how. Giving up Desperate housewives, Lost and all the rest of the ABC programs I enjoy. Please don’t make me give up such good programs.

Very Sincerely,

I will give up those shows... I could easily give up every show on Tv with the exception of LAX (because kirsten and Trevor on on it!) and Nip/Tuck (because it's just that good). it would probably be good if i quit watching those shows... but I am very hopeful they don't air such CRAP!

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Nov. 15th, 2004 01:44 pm (UTC)
We are way too congruent, my friend. A friend sent me a link to the 20/20 story and I too was offended. When Matt was killed, I cried nearly every day for 2 months; not all day of course but they were intense sobbing sessions and I've rarely felt that intensely. Usually I just tear up a bit and stifle but the emotions his death brought up had me burying my head in my pillow so no one could hear me

(also a big fan of Nip/Tuck)

(also finished reading your memories)
(also a fan of Magnetic Fields. Do you have 69 Love Songs?)
Nov. 15th, 2004 01:53 pm (UTC)
forgot to mention...
that I find it highly suspect that the only witnesses to the crime were the perps who did it. According to their plea agreement, they weren't supposed to talk about the crime (or something like that). I hope the Sheppards have some legal recourse.

Shortly after his death I somehow got in touch with his ex. We carried on an email correspondence for quite a while until he needed to move on with his life. I don't remember too much of what was said except that Matt was a really nice accepting kind of guy.
Nov. 15th, 2004 09:33 pm (UTC)
Re: forgot to mention...
I was shocked, and yes in order to avoid the death penalty they asked the Sheppards for a lesser sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole. The Sheppards agreed with the stipulation that they would never be allowed to speak about the murder or trial. They could never get any money, attention or anything positive from the killing of Mathew. So yeah, I find this all highly suspect as well.

You are quite a fast reader to get through all those memories and yes I do have 69 lovesongs. Yay Nip/Tuck!
Nov. 16th, 2004 08:48 am (UTC)
Anything to make a buck.
It all because of the election. People feel justified in doing anything they want to now. I fear a big back lash.

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