It's amazing that CFS got coverage on a show like GMA, and it was a good interview overall. She was clear, credible, presented well, and was accurate in what she said; I bet she would make a great advocate.
I know we should be grateful for any kind of mainstream media coverage (and she only had 5 minutes!), but maybe because I've been feeling wistful about an imminent separation from my job in a career that I worked so hard to build and loved (my one year leave of absence expires soon), I came away with the impression that her presentation was a bit sugar-coated for the mainstream audience. If I had watched this a year ago before I got sick, I wouldn't have thought this was a serious disease.
While she described the symptoms very competently (and if you were listening especially carefully you could work out that, for example, if a game of soccer caused you a 3 day crash you were probably too sick to maintain a full time job), I thought her statements described the more mildly affected and didn't get across, for example, the high rates of work disability among those who are more seriously affected. How I WISH I had an important business meeting I had to go to tomorrow!
Sorry--just had to get that off my chest! Thanks for posting the interview.