CBS 48 hours doing a food allergy show??

Posted on: Sun, 06/30/2002 - 4:13pm
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pI just received an e-mail from a local food allergy support group that I belong to. The e-mail stated that 48 hours is planning on doing a show on severe food allergies, and they plan on airing in September. /p
pHas anyone else heard anything about this?? Im not sure if this is legit or not./p

Posted on: Mon, 07/01/2002 - 1:13am
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I noticed that you are from Sammamish, WA. Perhaps their interest is related to Nathan Walter's tragic death last year? Nathan's dad, Rick, has continued to work with the Spokane, WA school district to establish guidelines in honor of Nathan.
A 48 hours story would be fantastic-- I hope it's true! Please keep us posted.

Posted on: Mon, 07/01/2002 - 1:31am
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I've read on another site that this is for real. The producers have actually gone to someone's home and have called others as well. I hope the show does a good job!
[This message has been edited by Love my C (edited July 01, 2002).]

Posted on: Mon, 07/01/2002 - 2:33am
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Maybe we should email them our suggestions.
[url="http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/48hours/main3410.shtml"]http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/48hours/main3410.shtml[/url]
To get the e-mail link, go to bottom of the page and click on FEEDBACK

Posted on: Mon, 07/01/2002 - 2:46am
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Thanks B's Mom! Good idea and it was very easy to do.
I spoke with FAAN this morning and they confirmed that they are working with 48 Hour producers on the show. Planned to air in September. Cool!
[This message has been edited by Gail W (edited July 01, 2002).]

Posted on: Mon, 07/01/2002 - 4:14am
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I sent the producer an e-mail last night telling them about Chris and peanutallergy.com. I hope they contact him. I guess they are looking to feature 2 families with PA. They already chose one in NY, and are looking for a second.
If I hear back from the producer, I will let you know.
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Posted on: Mon, 07/01/2002 - 6:11am
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Sent my note asking them to cover labelling issues.
Amy

Posted on: Mon, 07/01/2002 - 8:56am
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Marcie Spencer
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CBS News, 48 Hours
Doing a story about life threatening food allergies, airing in September.
She has asked PeanutAllergy.Com for help.
She is currently looking for a family that considers themselves extreme (going to the max to stay safe, including thinking society must change to accommodate). The family will have to be willing to be on the show. They already have the families they want for other parts of the show. (they are filming one family this week!)
*She is also interested in speaking with those opposed to society having to change to accommodate, especially those that have been vocal (against us) in the past (not peanut allergic).
If you would like to be involved let me know.
You can email me at the address below and I can forward all information to her.
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Stay Safe,
[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

Posted on: Mon, 07/01/2002 - 4:18pm
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I just want to elaborate on the info. that Chris just posted:
48 hours is in search of a family to profile.
This family would need to live in the USA, and preferably somewhere other than NYC. They are looking for a family with the following qualities:
* A child or children with severe, anaphylactic multiple food allergies - maybe even inhalant - that have been specifically diagnosed and for which they carry an epinephrine kit.
* A family that might have chosen to home-school because of issues with food allergies in their local school. Home-schooling isn't a requirement, however.
* A family that has dealt with misunderstandings in their community about their child/children's food allergies, and have resolved these conflicts.
* A well-spoken, smart family that is vigilant in their care of their food allergic child. Vigilance could mean: carrying wipes to playgrounds, inquiring at restaurants about ingredients, reading every
label at the grocery store, food catalogued in their pantry according to allergens, etc.
* This family would have to agree to have their family and child on camera and have their story told on national TV. "48 Hours" would come into your home and follow your life and your child's life for approximately
3 days while filming. Shooting would begin after July 22nd.
This is a wonderful opportunity to educate people about food allergies. If you are interested and fit the profile above, please
contact Chris.

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 12:10am
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Keep in mind that this is 48 hours they can put a different spin on things depending on what will make their ratings better. I have seen some pretty nasty shows. Lets hope for the best!
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Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 1:19am
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Quote:Originally posted by KarenT:
[b]Keep in mind that this is 48 hours they can put a different spin on things depending on what will make their ratings better. I have seen some pretty nasty shows. Lets hope for the best!
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This is precicely why we need someone who is well educated on the subject, and someone who knows how to deal with the media. This could be a really positive thing for us if we get the right people to talk.

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