From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg.nul> Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 11:25:30 -0600 Fwd Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 16:52:02 -0500 Subject: Aaron Sorkin's Fictional Treatment Of UFOs Open Letter To Aaron Sorkin On His Fictional Treatment Of UFOs Mr. Sorkin, I know you likely get this a lot, but I think your "West Wing" program is spot on, the best thing on network television in 50 years. I blew it off in the beginning because it -was- network television (Emmys don't mean a damn thing to me), but picked it up in syndication on Bravo, and have been pleasurably _awash_ in re-runs since. I'm a retired military aviator and not given to histrionics (really!) but I can genuinely report to you that I am cheering or in tears (frequently both!) for every episode, many of which I have seen 2 or 3 times. It is at once a civics education, a moral exploration, and a competent foil for the occluded and uptight right! I'll be buying the series on DVD, for sure. I was _especially_ impressed with your treatment on the subject of "UFOs" in the segment featuring a dismissive skeptic Sam Seaborn and the 'Everyman-UFO-Nut'. At the start of the program I thought you were going to snicker ignorantly up your sleeve like the duplicitous and hijacked mainstream, but no! By the end of the segment, the UFO nut was nowhere near as "nutty" as when he was first introduced, and the perplexed Sam, helped along, very cryptically, by Josh and Toby (..._were_ they kidding?)... had his head turned around more than a little! Thank you, sir! It was a very balanced and informative portrayal in cameo for a generally uninformed public, and bravely unusual for that! Well done! You provide a quality service, Mr. Sorkin... I appreciate your courage in providing same. My _absolute_ best, sir, and thanks again. Lehmberg.nul EXPLORE "AlienViewGroup" at its HostPros URL. http://www.alienview.net JOHN FORD RESTORATION FUND -- John will be released eventually. He'll need a tax free cash stake to get on his feet. Let's put one together for him; the bigger it is -- the more attention he gets. It could have been you. E-mail for detail. $450.00 pledged -- $200.00 collected! "I cleave the heavens, and soar to the infinite. What others see from afar, I leave far behind me." - Giordano Bruno, scourged by the scabrously specious scurrilous.
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