Wednesday, June 4, 2008


The interview with Dr. Jay Adlersberg of WABC's Eyewitness News will air on television this afternoon about 5:50 PM. Don't worry if you miss it when it airs. If you go to the Eyewitness website afterwards and click on "7 ON CALL" on the left, you'll see a list of broadcasts from the past couple of weeks. Each of Dr. Adlersberg's pieces has a transcript and a video, though it appears there's a delay of up to a day before the video gets uploaded. The starting timestamp on most of the videos is 5:55 PM, though some start at 5:54.

I don't know what happens to a piece when it scrolls off after the list fills up. I don't know if the link remains active even though you can no longer see it to select it, but I hope to find out later this afternoon when I try to link directly to yesterday's oldest piece.

In any event, I will post the direct link later today. I'll add it to this blog post, and hopefully it will remain active after its two weeks of fame is up.

The interview was fun to do. Dr. Adlersberg spoke with me, with another patient, and with our oncologist. They shot a lot more footage than they need, since each of the health broadcasts gets edited down to about two and a half minutes.

P.S. The melanoma piece is now up on WABC's website, video and all, including a really ugly set of pictures of melanoma lesions. The picture you see when you click the link and first go to the site is not in the video; it's my treatment nurse starting my IV.


Doug Hennig said...

Ceil, you look great "in the buff"! Very interesting news piece.

Ceil said...

Thank you Doug. It's amazing they can get any sort of message across at all when they edit down to such a tiny piece. For example, they shot me in the treatment room to attempt to demystify the treatment process, but there is no mention of that at all, only the lead picture of my nurse starting my IV.

Rick Schummer said...

I agree Ceil, you do look great without the wig. Thanks for sharing the news story and helping others understand.

Ceil said...

Thank you Rick. I had a good time doing the interview. I hope it brings some awareness that cancer in general is not always the death sentence it used to be. It's another problem to address and many people can learn to live with it in addition to the other situations in their lives.