UNITED WAY OF AMERICA,
Director of Video Administration, Atlantic Records, New York, NY.
DEAR MS. FRIEDMAN: I am writing to request the use of portions of Twisted Sister's music video "We're Not Gonna Take It" in a non-commercial television program we are producing on the Changing American Family.
Our program is divided into segments on the progressive stages of family development; Love and Marriage, Children, Teenagers, Parents and the Elderly. The clips from the Twisted Sister video would be used to introduce the Teenagers segment in the program. We hope that the video's introduction with the demanding father will be a light-hearted way of talking about communication with teenagers.
The show will be distributed to local United Ways across the country who will in turn broadcast the program on their local stations. This would make it difficult when and where the program would be aired. We would of course provide a "super" crediting Atlantic. The 3/4 inch format would be preferable.
Please contact me at United Way if you have any questions or need any additional information about our request. Thank you for your consideration.
FREEFALL TALENT GROUP,
United Way of America,, [sic] Alexandria, VA.
DEAR HUGH: This letter is to confirm the use of the clips from the Twisted Sister video "We're Not Gonna Take It" for your program, as long as it is for non-commercial use only. We would also like to request a final copy. Also the "super" that you provide must credit Mary Callner not Atlantic.
MARK PUMA.The CHAIRMAN. The next witness is Mrs. Millie Waterman, the National PTA vice president for legislative activity.
Ms. Waterman, thank you very much for being here.
STATEMENT OF MILLIE WATERMAN, NATIONAL PTA VICE PRESIDENT FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIY, MENTOR, OH, ACCOMPANIED BY ARNOLD FEGE, DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONSMrs. WATERMAN. Thank you, Senator.
I have accompanying me Mr. Arnold Fege, director of governmental relations for the National PTA. I ask that he sit up here with me.
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