The following letter was sent out on Oct 25 2000 to get interest in the TLC Robot Challenge:
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 17:53:27 -0000
Subject: [68332ABB] The Learning Channel
Who is the best robot builder in the land?
A brand new television series on The Learning Channel is out to answer that very question. So, if you think you've got the stuff to be the best robotic designer, builder and operator send an e-mail to email@example.com, or call 323-993-7384 and ask for Andrew Greenberger, Senior Segment Producer for TLC's Robot Challenge.
TLC's Robot Challenge will feature six vastly different competitions, ranging from speed to strength to intelligence. Of the thousands of entries, 24 top robot designers and operators will be selected to travel to Los Angeles, California, where they will compete for the title of champion.
And, starting this Spring, the Robot Challenge will air nationwide on The Learning Channel!
In addition to traveling to Los Angeles, those selected to participate will become "stars" on the upcoming series for the Learning Channel. Camera crews will travel to your hometown, where you will be the subject of a documentary, profiling your life and your robot.