Media Updates: TV Coverage Expands!
Advocacy Alert: 11/16/2006
NBC10 in Rochester, NY followed its Nov. 8 report on CFS and the Nov. 3 press conference with a second segment that aired last night. Station anchor and recovered CFS patient Jennifer Johnson begins with her own story and reads from the hundreds of messages she received in response to her first report. She also lists local resources for area patients. You can view the clip at http://www.10nbc.com/index.asp?template=item&story_id=20769
You can thank Jennifer and NBC10 for their excellent coverage with our easy-to-use template -- visit http://capwiz.com/cfids/issues/alert/?alertid=9171761&type=CU and click "GO" in the top right corner of the Action Alert box.
TOMORROW, Nov. 17, “Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste,” a one-hour program broadcast by Spanish language network Telemundo, will feature interviews with CFS expert Nancy Klimas, MD, and CFS patients Marly Silverman and Rosa Berrocal. The program is available on Telemundo channels across the U.S. and internationally. In the U.S., it airs at 5 p.m. (Eastern), 4 p.m. (Central).
This is the second major Spanish-language media piece this week. Marly Silverman was pictured on the front page of El Nuevo Herald on Nov. 14. The article, written by Alejandro Chapparo, features an interview with Marly, founder of PANDORA, a patient advocacy organization. According to Marly, its headline translates as “The illness that destroys the ability to work.” El Neuvo Herald is the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the country. You can view the article (in Spanish) at http://www.miami.com/mld/elnuevo/news/photos/2509393.htm
KEEP UP-TO-DATE: We are posting daily updates to the extensive media coverage generated by the November 3 press conference on our campaign website at http://www.cfids.org/sparkcfs/media-coverage.asp More articles are in the works by major news organizations and longer lead magazines are planning stories, too. Visit the site often to stay updated, and sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter, CFIDS Link, to make sure you don't miss any news!