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RRS on Nightline Tuesday night in webcam room!

ABCs NIGHTLINE will be featuring the Rational Response Squad in February. The segment is scheduled to be recorded on Tuesday January 22nd (the reporters wife is due and it could be rescheduled). The segment will air in February on Nationally broadcast NIGHTLINE. NIGHTLINE will be visiting "RRS studios" and hanging out with Kelly and I for the day, recording us working on various projects and feature us in an interview. We will air this in studio visit from NIGHTLINE in our stickam webcam chatroom, so hang out with us in there if you can... maybe you'll see your name on TV if we interact with the chatroom during our segment. We'll have more details on time in a few days, but it appears that NIGHTLINE will be here from 9am-4pm.

- Brian Sapient


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count me in. anything to

count me in. anything to help the free-minded. . .


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Sweet. It's possible you

Sweet.

It's possible you might even get something approaching a fair shake from Nightline.

Here's hoping.

 

 

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This is great. I look

This is great. I look forward to hearing about it when I get back.

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Congrats on the Coverage!

Brian, as I told you last night at the Philly Atheists Meetup, I am so proud of you and the great media coverage that you're getting. Activism comes in all forms. Atheist activism is often overlooked.

 

I am on the Boards of Directors for 4 different secular, church-state, and atheist groups, and I'm my group's rep on another Board (am I on 5 now? lol)... there are no reporters beating my door down to ask me about my writing, my meetings, or my projects. So while I work within the structure of organized groups, I appreciate seeing go-getters like you, taking the initiative to think outside the box and show another angle of atheist activism that not everyone is familiar with.

 

Maybe I'll join you in your chat on Tuesday! Don't let me forget!

 

Congrats again, and keep up the good work!


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The 22nd is a Monday.

The 22nd is a Monday.


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Sapient wrote: ABCs

Sapient wrote:
ABCs NIGHTLINE will be featuring the Rational Response Squad in February. The segment is scheduled to be recorded on Tuesday January 22nd ...NIGHTLINE will be here from 9am-4pm.
Tuesday is the 23rd.

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My bad, Tuesday the 23rd it

My bad, Tuesday the 23rd it is. 

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Just dont mention my name.

Just dont mention my name. I dont want to be associated with a bunch of kitten barbaquers.

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I hope I can get in for a

I hope I can get in for a little bit tomorrow. They would be all like: "OMGWTF, RRS has international foreign followers from outside the country far away!" and stuff. Also, if they had anything to do with that challenge the blasphemy report, slap them a little. Has any big news station used the term OMGWTF yet in a report before? THEY CAN MAKE HISTORY! Smiling

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Could you let us know then

Could you let us know then exactly when the show would air? I want to record it (I'll almost certainly either be sleeping or working when it's on.)

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We'll cross our fingers

We'll cross our fingers that the reporter's wife doesn't go into labor until Wednesday.

Break a leg, my friends! 

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The webcam is now turned

The webcam is now turned on, come on in.

 

http://www.rationalresponders.com/rrs_webcam_room

 

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The Nightline spot went

The Nightline spot went well.  Unfortunatly they say that they have more to shoot, and need me to come to NY on Friday. So take care of the forums from midnight Thursday to 4 pm Friday for me.  Eye-wink 

 

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Now you get a free trip to

Now you get a free trip to New York?!?

 Color me green with envy.


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Susan wrote: Now you get a

Susan wrote:

Now you get a free trip to New York?!?

 Color me green with envy.

Yeah, on the high speed Acela thing.  (I'm not as thrilled as you sound)

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I'm looking forward to the

I'm looking forward to the broadcast...I hope they didn't do a spin job in the editing room.


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As of a 5pm meeting tonight

As of a 5pm meeting tonight they've pushed my Nightline back to Tuesday.  I head to ABC studios at 9:30 tomorrow morning.  Smiling 

 

 

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The bulletin I sent on

The bulletin I sent on myspace:

 

The Rational Response Squad will be featured on Nightline, Tuesday night. ABC has a brief 23 second preview at the following link:
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=2828283

Watch from 35 seconds-58 seconds.

The portion you see in the preview is in response to "Some Christians say that you can be forgiven for what you've done" and I respond by laughing at the notion that the "UNFORGIVABLE" sin is actually "forgivable" mentioning how gays can go to hell without even trying, yet here we are trying to commit this unforgivable sin and the naysayers would have us believe we can be forgiven for it. I then commented on how this rationalization process on behalf of the Christians (turning reality upside down) is exactly what we're talking about when we say that theism is like a mind disorder.

You can watch the entire segment with Brian Sapient and other RRS members in our webcam room tomorrow night at 11:30 pm EST.

Disclaimer: We're not particularly thrilled with our performance on Nightline we could've done much better. However, our appearance on Nightline will likely have more to do with how it's edited, then with what we said. It's a little nerve racking knowing that your thoughts will be seen by over 4 million people. We are a work in progress and are up for constructive criticism, and keep in mind we've already spent several hours criticizing ourselves so we can get better at what we're trying to do.
 

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Brian, you will get better

Brian, you will get better with time.

BUT always remember, even with so called "liberal" media, you are still dealing with people most likely calling themselves Christians. The may have been nicer than Fox was but Ellen Johnson and Infidel Guy can both tell you weither being on ABC or CNN you are still in a minority and both liberal and conservitive media still pander to religious people.

Dont expect to win the propaganda war on their turf. Sure you can tweak things and improve here or there maybe, but the important thing is to give people more exposure to atheists by getting them here.

THIS is where the battle is won. 

Your doing a great job and whatever improvements you think you can make, will only add to the great things you are doing now.

And I'LL BE WATCHING ABC NIGHTLINE 11:30PM ET USA TIME TUESDAY! 

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