The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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I just watched Megyn kelly interview Jen Brea on national tv!

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Mesurfer, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Mesurfer

    Mesurfer

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    Was so happy to see ME/CFS covered on megyn Kelly's Today show. Thanks Jen and Omar for a great interview! Such huge exposure. It feels like things are finally starting to change.
     
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    Demepivo Dolores Abernathy

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    Pretty good, short piece. They managed to get in PEM :thumbsup:
     
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    Demepivo Dolores Abernathy

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    Anil van Zee compliments the TV Dr.
     
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    JaimeS Senior Member

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    @JenB and Ben H. asked me for a science factsheet for "a TV show". I pictured a local broadcast.

    .....guys.
     
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  6. AndyPR

    AndyPR Senior Member

    The facts were the best bit, good job @JaimeS :thumbsup: :)
     
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  7. Mary

    Mary Forum Support Assistant

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    This is amazing ... I never thought I would see Megyn Kelly do something I could recommend, overall really well done, and the doctor was very good too! I was so glad to hear her talk about PEM. The analogy of a battery that is only at 5-10% charge to begin with, and then getting depleted was very apt!

    And good job @JaimeS! :nerd:

    Thanks so much for posting @Mesurfer! :thumbsup:
     
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    shannah Senior Member

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    We really must push for a better term for the collapse we experience after exertion.
    Just like the rebranded they name they chose, this term conjours up all kinds of images that don't certainly don't match my experience.
     
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    Forbin Senior Member

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    For me, this was loading VERY slowly on the today.com link (I have pretty slow internet).

    However, here's a link to it on youtube, which was much more speedy for me.

     
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    Webdog Senior Member

    I had difficulty with the today.com video not loading in the Safari browser, but switched to Firefox and the video ran immediately.
     
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    Really really good. The one question I wish had been addressed would have been along the lines of "A lot of people in the audience will be thinking 'Well, she looks pretty normal to me. Has she really got anything wrong with her?' ". It's the big confusion that many people have, when they have no real awareness of ME.
     
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    Groggy Doggy Guest

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    "Just the facts, ma'am". :);)
     
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    What fact sheet? I have a local movie place that is interested in the Film, but would like someone who could talk some about it. I think I could do that, would just like a sheet of probably 2 pages max to go off of to talk to the audience!

    GG
     
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    Joh Inactivist

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    As an ignorant German I didn't know the show and thought it's "just" one of the many great interviews with Jen Brea. But now I read that this show is watched by ca. 3 million viewers...? That's huge! :rocket::rocket::rocket:
     
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    Leaving a comment and liking the vid. Good to see more exposure.
     
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    I watched the show online and was really impressed and thrilled (as always) with Jen and Omar's advocacy work.

    For those of us who don't live in the US is Megyn Kelly a big thing? Is this a national show or something you would watch in one state - is Megyn Kelly like Oprah and Ellen or more low key? We don't have the cultural reference. Is 3 million viewers a lot in the US?
     
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    Yes, the Today Show is a big deal. I know publicists who would hand over their first-born to get clients onto that show. The PR team for Unrest is doing phenomenal work.

    Just to be clear, Megyn Kelly just started hosting an hour of Today. She came over from Fox News where she was a huge draw.
     
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    I think that there is a cardboard notecard that was prepared awhile back -- it really just has links, but I think that's good because it leads to more information.
     
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    Joh Inactivist

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    Hi, there's a new toolkit on the Unrest website with "screening resources", maybe it could be useful:
    https://www.unrest.film/tools/
     
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    Yes, the notecard leads to timeforunrest.org. That redirects to the 'take action' page on www.unrest.film -- and 'tools' is one of the main headings on the page.
     
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