National TV News today - CA elem. school controversy

Posted on: Fri, 09/12/2003 - 5:10am
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There will be a story running on national news [b]today[/b] re:the controversy about my PA son attending elementary school in California.

It will run on the Fox News network from 7-8PM EST, and 4-5PM PST. Note: this is [b]not[/b] your local Fox affiliate that shows the Fox sitcoms, but the Fox NEWS cable station.

[b]It should be a good story[/b]. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] At a minimum, my wife was interviewed, as well as the women who started the petition, our school district personnel, a family in a neighboring community who is PA and attends an elementary school where accommodations were made w/o incident, as well as the principal at that school.

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Posted on: Fri, 09/12/2003 - 6:00am
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I've been hearing stuff about the WC elementary school on the news! Will watch tonight. Sounds like there may be a happy ending.
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Posted on: Fri, 09/12/2003 - 6:19am
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Yes, that is my son who is at the center of the stories coming out of Walnut Creek. See the "We're under Attack..." topic in the Schools thread....

Posted on: Fri, 09/12/2003 - 9:39am
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Just saw that this will be "coming up"!
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Posted on: Fri, 09/12/2003 - 9:41am
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Gail, its airing right now. I just saw the clip about the story coming up. Didnt sound so positive.

Posted on: Fri, 09/12/2003 - 9:41am
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It's about to Gail, within the next 20 minutes. I just saw the tease.

Posted on: Fri, 09/12/2003 - 9:43am
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Love my C, sounded kind of negative didnt it? "Is it fair, no pb&j, we'll report, you get mad"

Posted on: Fri, 09/12/2003 - 9:59am
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It just aired on Fox News. Your wife did great! I cannot believe how some people just don't get it. The woman who was interviewed about being inconvenienced was unreal. You were smart in not attacking the opposition but asking for compassion and understanding. Thanks for standing up for all of us.

Posted on: Fri, 09/12/2003 - 10:00am
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OK, the teaser had me worried, but it was a good piece. Aside from the ignorant mother who doesnt think the whole class has to be in a peanut free zone (the torture).
Your wife did an excellent job and you should be proud. I am grateful to you both for helping the cause for all of us.

Posted on: Fri, 09/12/2003 - 10:01am
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BTW Gary , how did you feel the report aired? Were you happy with it?

Posted on: Fri, 09/12/2003 - 10:05am
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Yes, the "tease" sounded negative. I see they did try to show both sides to the story. However, I don't think they really did the story justice. Especially not including the juvenile e-mail petition from the Parents group about the "rights" being infringed upon. I wish they would have mentioned that. And too bad they didn't consult their "Housecalls" Dr. Rosenfeld who has said on Fox that they should just ban peanut butter in schools because of the severity of this allergy. He said earlier this year on his show that if the parents who are protesting bans had to experience peanut allergy in their child, they'd be changing their tune.
I have to say though that I am impressed w/ the Superintendent in his interviews. He seems like a caring man.
I'm curious to know how Gary & Leora feel about it.

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