My seven year old son was so upset at the mention of cancelling "The Wizard", he wrote the enclosed brief note. My entire family enjoys watching "The Wizard" & would like to protest the cancellation plans. Please reconsider! Thank you.
Karla B., age unknown, on behalf of Rob, age 7, & Scott, age 3, Carlisle, Ohio, USA ~ February 18, 1987
I like the Wizard. My Name is Rob.
Rob B., age 7, Carlisle, Ohio, USA ~ February, 18, 1987
I am writing you again in support of the hour long Tuesday night adventure series, "The Wizard". I am seriously concerned that CBS is considering not renewing this show for next season, or even allowing it to finish out this season. I realize the ratings for this show have not been excellent, & a profess to somewhat understand how the rating system works, but I think there is a misrepresentation here. I can assure you there is a large & appreciative audience for "TheWizard". Just because this is not reflected in the ratings does not really mean that a large percentage of households are not watching it. I know a lot of families who watch it. However, I do not know anyone in the Dallas area, or anywhere else for that matter, who have ever been a part of reporting what they watch to any kind of rating service.
I know this argument is moot due to what it is that CBS must consider, but I hope your people will please renew "The Wizard" throughout this season & hopefully also next season as it is really a wonderful show & is a great alternative for children (& imaginative adults) to watch compared to many of the other shows on these days. My son is a five year old who thinks Simon McKay is the greatest! I must say I am really glad that his number one hero figure has changed from a cartoon character to a more substantial & realistic person. Even though the stories are somewhat fantastical, this is more appropriate to me for him to emulate when the hero always manages to use his intelligence, "know how" & creative resources to help other people, etc. . . ., etc. . . . .
Please consider renewing "The Wizard" even though it does not seem to be doing well rating-wise. I hope CBS will go ahead & make a commitment to this show, for if we lose this show we will lose a good vehicle for instilling self worth & confidence in our children, which are values far too many are not exposed to enough at home or school these days. Our children are our greatest resource & deserve the chance to pick up on this message on a weekly basis for a while, & I imagine there are a lot of adults who could stand to have these ideas reinforced & benefit also from the show.
I & my son thank you.
Cathy K., age 36, Dallas, Texas, USA - February 10, 1987
This letter is for my 7 year old son, but it is also my husband & my 16 year old son & myself. We heard you were taking "The Wizard" off T.V. & we hope it isn't true. We really like the program. It's always different it teaches about caring & it's educational also. It has fantasy, adventure, understanding, & shows right & wrong. It's really a good program. We really enjoy Simon & Tillie. Please don't cancel it.
The K.L.S. Family Petition, Flat Rock, North Carolina, USA - February 24, 1987