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Will have to go to web sight and see for I have watched nearly all of Andy's shows/as Madlock and RFD (letter may be wrong). I had a good time with my red hair son as he grew up. Little ones would say look mommy Obbie. He could have been his twin.

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Washington, DC 20201
October 28, 2010

Tegan Millspaw
Judicial Watch
425 Third Street, SW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20024

Dear Mr. Millspaw:
I am writing in response to your letter dated September 2,2010. In this letter you
requested "all records concerning the creation and/or funding of the video, "An Important
Message from Medicare with Andy Griffith" under the Freedom of Information Act. This U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services advertising campaign is educating Medicare
beneficiaries, caregivers, and family members about forthcoming changes to Medicare as a result
of the Affordable Care Act.


Mr. Griffith is featured in three Medicare television ads and provided his services to the
government at no charge pursuant to a gratuitous services agreement. These three spots, "1965,"
"Music to My Ears," and "Cozy Chair," are only airing in September and October 2010. The
production for the three advertisements cost $404,000; the total amount budgeted for the national media placement is $2.78 million, which breaks down per ad to $754,000 ("1965"),$1,112,000
("Music to My Ears"), and $1,390,000 ("Cozy Chair"). Copies of the production budget and the
paid media plan are enclosed. The Andy Griffith ads can be viewed on CMS' YouTube channel
at: crnshhsgov.

I hope I have addressed your request. If your wish to have further conversation about this
matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Strategic Research and Campaign
Management Group


I only saw one of the ads, and it was horrible. I couldn't believe how awful Andy looked. I had remembered him as growing old gracefully. Guess I was wrong. emoticon

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