Upcoming talk show on Food Allergies-- needs families to interview

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I received this in an email:

We have a very exciting opportunity to put food allergies at the forefront of news.. Jane Pauley of NBC is going to do a full show on food allergies -- specifically, what are food allergies, why are they increasing, what is it like for children who have food allergies, and their families and communities. Several families will be interviewed as will a prominent pediatric food allergist. We have been asked to forward the attached email to families, support group leaders, and others who will help get the word out that: (1) individuals and families with food allergies are welcome to be audience members on Friday, October 15, 2004 - taping will start at 11:30, but you must arrive by 10:30am and (2) if you have a child between 8-13 years of age, please contact them if you are interested in you and your child being interviewed. We need your help to make certain this show is a success. Please continue to pass this on... and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Nyja Greene at NBC - she may be reached at 212-664-5325. Thanks so much! Amie Rappoport Food Allergy Initiative 237 Park Avenue 21st Floor New York, NY 10017 Tel: (212) 527-5835 Fax: (212) 527-5837 [email]ARappoport@FoodAllergyInitiative.org[/email] [url="http://www.FoodAllergyInitiative.org"]www.FoodAllergyInitiative.org[/url]

-----Original Message----- From: Greene, Nyja (NBC Universal) [mailto:Nyja.Greene@nbcuni.com] Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 7:25 PM To: Rappoport, Amie Subject:

My name is Nyja Greene and I'm an associate producer with "The Jane Pauley Show." [url="http://www.thejanepauleyshow.com"]www.thejanepauleyshow.com[/url] We are producing a show on children and food allergies. We are looking for parents who have children with food allergies that are willing to come on our show and share their personal stories. If you or someone you know maybe interested, please e-mail us back asap and please include all contact numbers.

AUDIENCE If you are interested attending a taping of "The Jane Pauley Show" on Food Allergies, taping on Friday, October 15 th at 11:30am at Rockefeller Plaza please send an email to [email]nyja.greene@nbcuni.com[/email] and we will be in touch with you. (Audience needs to arrive at 10:30am)

Thank you in advance. Sincerely, Nyja Greene

On Oct 12, 2004

Wonderful!!!! Does anyone know when this show will actually air? I do not want to miss it!

On Oct 12, 2004

I hope those close to NY with kids that age DO go... Best of luck folks!!

Jason

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On Oct 12, 2004

I emailed Ms. Greene. I'll let you know what she says, and if we go to the show.

Naturemom

On Oct 12, 2004

Naturemom, Did you email the show at the above link or did you have Ms. Greens's personal email address? I emailed the show at the "tell us your story" area. I hope to hear from her as well. We live in Charleston, SC so I don't think that we will be able to show up for the studio audience. What a great topic for a show!!

On Oct 12, 2004

Shuleran, I used the email above. She emailed back asking for my phone number, so I'm hopeful. Naturemom

On Oct 13, 2004

I don't know the air date, but FAAN has already been contacted to be on the show. For the Chicago area Jane Pauley airs at noon on WMAQ. It looks like you can submit your story at [url="http://thejanepauleyshow.com/talktous/guest.php?topic=54"]http://thejanepauleyshow.com/talktous/guest.php?topic=54[/url]

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On Oct 13, 2004

Nobody has responded to my email, so I called for tickets - (212) 664-3056. I'm planning on attending, so I'll take notes and post about how it went.

Amy

On Oct 13, 2004

I have not had a reply to me email either. I live to far to attend, so I will have to be content with watching the show and requesting a tape.

On Oct 13, 2004

I have not had a reply to my email either. I live to far to attend, so I will have to be content with watching the show and requesting a tape.

On Oct 13, 2004

Has anyone here been asked to participate on the show?

On Oct 14, 2004

I had received an email requesting my phone number, but nobody has called. I tried the number to request tickets that goingnuts posted, but they don't allow children in the audience (a ban on children?)

Anyway, let us know how it goes.

Naturemom

On Oct 14, 2004

Naturemom,

What about the phone number in the original post? Did that one work?

On Oct 15, 2004

Hi All,

I went to the taping. Here's a brief synopsis of the show.

First of all, it was all completely scripted. No audience participation, no opportunity for the audience to interact with Jane or any of the guests.

There were seven segments:

[b]Segment 1[/b] - a family with two MFA boys, 8 and 10. They discuss the stresses of food shopping, parties, family gatherings, etc. They mention that mom goes to school daily at lunch to be sure there are no accidents and to wipe down the tables (boys are allergic to milk, among other things). They stress what a full time job being the parent of FA kids is. They show the medication bag that they carry everywhere.

[b]Segment 2[/b] - 19 y.o. girl describes growing up with food allergies, and details a couple of her reactions, including one that almost killed her (yes, I was in tears). She mentioned how over time her allergies have become more severe, including airborne reactions. One of these airborne reactions resulted in her family changing the school's policy and allowing her to self-administer. She's now in college, living on her own.

[b]Segment 3[/b] - Adult with food allergies, talks about growing up before awareness about FA, and talks about how having two severly MFA kids changed how she sees it. Wrote a cookbook, Great Foods Without Worry. Allergist discusses theories about increase in incidence and the necessity for using epi quickly.

[b]Segment 4[/b] - Food Allergies and behavior, with Doris Rapp.

[b]Segment 5[/b] - Grocery shopping and label reading with Anne Munoz-Furlong. Description of cross contamination. Brief mention of legislation.

[b]Segment 6[/b] - Communion Wafer situation, with woman from newspaper article I posted last week.

[b]Segment 7[/b] - Brief interview with Jane Pauley's director and his young son, who is PA.

Nothing controversial was ever mentioned. No discussion of bans or anything like that. It was a positive but superficial treatment, sort of Food Allergies 101. Certainly nothing new for anyone in the FA community, but a good intro for those who haven't been exposed too much.

The show should air sometime next week. We'll have to check the website to see which day it will air.

Amy

On Oct 18, 2004

Any media news is good news, right? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Thank you Amy

Jason

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On Oct 18, 2004

Thank you Amy!

Well its not what we would prefer but at least its getting the word out like you said. Maybe other talk show hosts will follow suit. I just taped the show ANYTIME its on so I won't miss the show! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Oct 18, 2004

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Originally posted by jtolpin: [b]Any media news is good news, right? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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As long as it is handled positively and we aren't portrayed as wackos, I agree. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Amy

On Oct 18, 2004

Goingnuts,

Thanks for the update. It sounds like it went well. To us, this is just a basic overview, but to the general public it provides a good introduction to the seriousness. I'm really glad that there weren't any controversial topics brought up. We want the public to see the seriousness and be on our side, not stirred up(which could have happened during a talk show looking to boost ratings).

Naturemom

On Oct 18, 2004

Amy,

Thanks alot for the update. I'm definitely planning on watching it. Considering some people I talk to about food allergies I think food allergy 101 is JUST what a TON of people need [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Meg, mom to: Matt 2 yrs. PA,MA,EA Sean 2 yrs. NKA

On Oct 26, 2004

Raising...

Show is on Thursday.

9 AM in Boston, MA. Ch. 5

Jason

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On Oct 26, 2004

Anyone know what time and what channel in Los Angeles?

On Oct 26, 2004

My TIVO recorder shows that for Chicago, it is being aired tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, Oct 27th at 12 cst on NBC.

On Oct 27, 2004

I guess Tivo was wrong, and it is still supposed to air tomorrow, Thursday on NBC.

On Oct 28, 2004

Reminder that the show is on today. Go to her website to find out what time/station is broadcasting the show today...

On Oct 28, 2004

I only remember to turn on the TV in time for the second half. It seemed pretty good, as far as it went.

On Oct 28, 2004

I just finished watching the show and I must say it was really good! So often times dealing with this allergy people look at me as if I've grown a second head when I try to explain all the things I have to do to keep Logan safe. I felt the show did a great job representing our daily struggles as well as emphasizing the seriousness of food allergy. Hopefully many who watched the show now have a new realistic awareness of the struggles and dangers of food allergy and will be more receptive to the accomodations we need.

Rebekah

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