Voting Discovery's "Greatest American" Extended

The first installment of the Greatest American special series airing Sundays in June on Discovery aired on June 5th. Public voting had placed Elvis in the top 100. In that first show the top 100 were profiled and the top 25 vote-getters were revealed. The rest of the top 100 were eliminated. Elvis made that top 25! Now it's on to voting for the top 5. The previously listed deadline of Monday, June 13 for voting for the top 5 has changed. It is now Friday, June 17 at 9:00 AM Eastern. So visit the Greatest American site for all the details and to vote, vote, vote for Elvis! The poll for the top 5 closes Friday, June 17 at 9:00 AM Eastern. Vote for Elvis By Phone: 1-866-669-3119 This is the number specifically assigned to Elvis. By Text Message: Text "Elvis" to 66931. Online: visit the Greatest American Anyone calling, texting or voting online from Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico can cast their vote(s) for the Greatest American. Votes cast outside of those areas will not count. You can vote up to three times from a particular computer and up to three times from a particular land line and up to three times from a particular cell phone (text or call). What's Next Be sure to watch the second installment of the Greatest American TV specials this Sunday, June 12th. The top 25 will be profiled again, so Elvis will be part of that show. Then, watch the show on Sunday, June 19th. The top 5 will be revealed with a "town hall" debate about the worthiness of the candidates. If Elvis has made the cut, then his friend and ours, Jerry Schilling, will represent Elvis in the debate along with another person yet to be confirmed. When that episode airs, if Elvis is in that top 5, then please vote, vote, vote for Elvis again and let's see if we can get him to number one! The Greatest American will be announced on the final show on Sunday, June 26th.
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Jun 16, 2005 

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vegaselvisfan (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 20, 2005report abuse
i am a big elvis fan, but i dont think elvis is the greatest american in all of america's history. that makes no sense. i ll take benjamin franklin or mlk. whom do YOU think elvis would have voted for? i am sure he would not have even considered himself in the running. btw, i saw in the description to justify his nomination that his donations to charity and others was not even mentioned!!!
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Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 19, 2005report abuse
Geeezzz... I think up I sell my collection and become fan of another artist, what a bunch of idiotic collegues I have. Why didn't you vote him pope in the first place? Or president? Or start a petition to have him proclaimed holy? How great a singer he was, he can't stand in the shadow of Martin Luther King, Einstein or Edison.
forelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2005report abuse
Bravo MickeyN! Elvis Aaron Presley must be The Greatest American! I hope that all true Elvis Aaron Presley Fans will give their votes. Presidents of Elvis Aaron Presley Fan Clubs ask your members of your clubs to give their votes to Elvis Aaron Presley. 5; )) Vote for Elvis Aaron Presley in The Greatest American 5;))
gareth (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2005report abuse
MickyN you can still vote you are allowed to vote three times online a week.
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2005report abuse
Yes MickeyN, very well spoken indeed. But what do you mean you have no vote because you live in the UK? I live in Malta but I have voted several times (3 times each week which is the amount allowed) just by visiting the relevant website (please look elsewhere for the link). Excuse me if I misunderstood you.
LuckyJackson (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2005report abuse
Very well said, MickeyN! You have summed it up nicely!
MickeyN (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2005report abuse
I am writing from the UK so I do not have a vote. However, I urge Americans to vote for Elvis in the Greatest American poll. I believe that, more than anyone, Elvis represents the USA. His youthful swagger, his style, his, power, his influence, his love of country, friends and family, his uniqueness, his rise from poverty to superstardom, his charity, his spirituality, his work rate (over 1000 concerts in his last seven years of life) and even his faults (when he did harm to no-one but himself) make him the true reflection of America. I have a copy of a famous 1957 poster of Elvis with his arm around BB King; to me it speaks as eloquently as Martin Luther King’s speeches about multiracial, multicultural society and how one man can be a real example. Elvis is instantly recognisable, he has the popularity that politicians would die for, he had as much natural talent as any scientist or scholar and even his harshest critics admit he had the charisma that only true leaders have. Despite his fame, we know that he had great personal humility and modesty. This man is known throughout the world by his first name. This man is not just the greatest American. This man is America.

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