David Copperfield Television Special Petition
We the undersigned are magicians, fans of the magical arts or at the very least those who appreciate quality entertainment. Just about every professional and amateur magician today share the common bond of being inspired by the excellence of magic performed in past David Copperfield TV specials. The last David Copperfield special aired in 2001. In the absence of the Copperfield TV specials over the last 7 years and with the growth of reality tv we have seen a new tide of camera magic growing on television. It has proven popular with a young generation of tv fans yet left many of those who appreciate live magic performance wondering if live performance will continue to take a back seat to pre-recorded camera effects. Let those who appreciate the shows that rely on camera effects and edits continue to enjoy that medium. We (the undersigned) are simply saying that we recognize a void of quality live magic performance on television in our current viewing options. We yearn for the days when every magic show on television began with the words.. (No camera tricks are used to create the illusions you are about to see.) We feel that although there are many qualified illusionists and magicians performing in the world today........ there are none better prepared to bring such magic back to television than David Copperfield. In addition to the fact that he is the worlds best known live performer, has name recognition, experience with multiple network television specials and the talent to present magic like no other is the fact that he has been developing many totally new illusions over the past few years not yet seen on television or on his North American tours. Recent magic offerings on television have proved disappointing to both the magic community and fans of magic. This disappointment has resulted in more and more discussion of the quality that used to be found in the David Copperfield television specials and the need to see it again. We the undersigned ask David Copperfield to produce another television special. 7 years without that annual night of original magic to look forward to has been long enough.