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No, I won’t help you get on TV

The man who says he's launching a health and wellness TV channel says he's really busy. Now I see why.

After we published an article Thursday about publisher Drew Nederpelt's plan to launch the cable channel from St. Petersburg, I began to get calls and e-mail requests from people who want to pitch their products and services and ideas. 

Some of them want to make money; some want to be a star.

Listen up, people: I won't help you. That's not my job. If you want to make your pitch to Nederpelt, make it directly. 

He says you can reach him by phone through his publishing house in New York, Sterling & Ross, at 212-244-2084. Better yet, send an e-mail to or

--Carol Gentry, Editor, welcomes Letters to the Editor via e-mail.

Carol Gentry, founder and special correspondent of Health News Florida, has four decades of experience covering health finance and policy, with an emphasis on consumer education and protection.