We will try to bring you the full text of his message. (I'd transcribe it, but I'm too busy partying because the strike's totally over.)
On the same topic, Michael Russnow's latest has hit the HuffPo:
The press, in reporting on presumptions and generalities is acting irresponsibly, and we should sit back and hope for the best. We should make no noises to interrupt the deliberations, because to do so might impel the WGA Leadership to take a deal that it might have bettered were the AMPTP not to have heard too much passion -- read that hunger -- from a Membership whose fortitude they perceive is crumbling.Also, here's my favorite report of the night: Nikki Finke writes that she's received lots of email claiming that Peter Chernin of Fox said "the strike is over" while at the Super Bowl. Which immediately makes me picture a catering dude standing behind the chafing dish of wings in the Fox skybox, madly thumbing away at his Blackberry.
UPDATE: Here's the transcript of Larry Gelbart's message:
This is Larry Gelbart. In all my decades as a member of the WGA I’ve learned a few lessons about strikes and negotiations, the most important being that it’s never over ’til it’s over, no matter how much the lady singer might weigh. As fellow and sister members of the Guild, you know how important the issues are for all of our futures, and for those to whom we will one day hand our pens. Over the coming days you will be getting calls asking you to join in to continue with the picketing. I ask you to set aside all the rumors, all the second-guessing, I ask you to set these aside and pick up a picket sign instead. I cannot stress how vital it is for all of us to show our commitment to our leadership during this current round of negotiations. Thank you.