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Posted on: Thu, 10/14/2004 - 12:25am
Naturemom's picture
Joined: 09/30/2004 - 09:00

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.

Posted on: Thu, 10/14/2004 - 1:59am
Nutternomore's picture
Joined: 08/02/2002 - 09:00

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

Posted on: Fri, 10/15/2004 - 7:46am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

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.

Posted on: Sun, 10/17/2004 - 11:13pm
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

Any media news is good news, right? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Thank you Amy
[b]* ENRICHED * [/b]

Posted on: Mon, 10/18/2004 - 2:34am
momtomitchell's picture
Joined: 04/20/2004 - 09:00

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]

Posted on: Mon, 10/18/2004 - 2:49am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

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

Posted on: Mon, 10/18/2004 - 3:26am
Naturemom's picture
Joined: 09/30/2004 - 09:00

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).

Posted on: Mon, 10/18/2004 - 4:33am
mommyofmatt's picture
Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

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

Posted on: Tue, 10/26/2004 - 4:13am
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

Show is on Thursday.
9 AM in Boston, MA. Ch. 5
[b]* ENRICHED * [/b]

Posted on: Tue, 10/26/2004 - 11:42am
Carefulmom's picture
Joined: 01/03/2002 - 09:00

Anyone know what time and what channel in Los Angeles?



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