Monday, February 8, 2010


Ridor, a deaf vlogger and blogger, mentioned that the "Late Show" ads during the Super Bowl telecast was not captioned at all on his latest "YouTube" vlog posting. He was very disappointed with lack of captions for several tv commericals (10 of them).

Here is the transcript of "The Late Show" ads what the CBS-TV did not choose to caption that very own promotional material of theirs -
Oprah, Leno, And Letterman Team Up For Super Bowl Ad (VIDEO)

Letterman grumbles, "This is the worst Super Bowl party ever."

"Now, Dave, be nice," Winfrey urges.

A disgruntled Leno replies that Letterman is only complaining "because I'm here."

In a whiny high voice, Dave mocks what Jay has just said.

Oprah shakes her head and sighs.

That's it. The spot only lasts 15 seconds.

LET'S BOYCOTT THE CBS-TV to let them know that we, Deaf America, ought not to take for granted.

The CBS-TV have the long history of being disrespectful toward deaf people over years like the telecast of 'Your Name is Jonah" telemovie with Jeff Bravin in the 1980s without any captions. The CBS-TV refused to caption their own tv shows while other major televison networks - ABC, NBC and PBS faithfully captioned their tv shows.


ASlize yours,
Robert L. Mason (RLM)

CBS Had Chosen Not to Air Much of the National Athemn in ASL. Why?

Nothing new about the CBS-TV's indifference and attitudes toward deaf people from time to time.

Brian Riley, the "Save Our Deaf Schools" (SODS), an e-commentator and coordinator, personally urged Dr. Alan Hurwitz to brush up his protest skills against the CBS-TV to inquire why the network broadcaster of the Super Bowl not to air the full segment of the National Athemn in American Sign Language (ASL) by the Florida School of the Deaf students. Riley pointed out that Dr. Hurwitz got involved in the past protest against the CBS-TV for not captioning its own tv shows while other national networks - ABC and NBC and PBS already captioned many tv shows in the early 1980s.

That is evidently the growing movements and trends to suppress the existence of American Sign Language (ASL) within the American corporations in favor of so-called miracles - cochlear implants and deny such opportunity for deaf babies and youngsters from using ASL for their language and intellectual development.

Real SLAP ON THE FACE of Florida School of the Deaf students travelling pretty far to Miami from St. Augustine, FL! More than 6 hours of traveling times for those students and chaperons!

PLEASE write a letter of disappointment to the CBS-TV to ask why the network chose not to air the full segement of the National Athemn in ASL or post the segment of FSDB students signed in ASL on the CBS-TV's website.

Here is the e-link for expressing your thoughts to the CBS-TV:

ASLize yours,
Robert L. Mason (RLM)