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Press coverage of the Center for Nursing Advocacy's Passions campaign

"Passions'" creator responds to protests about use of monkey "nurse:" "If nurses knew how much we pay BamBam per day, they'd all be putting on monkey suits"

February 7, 2004 -- This week's TV Guide includes a special box below Michael Logan's "On Soaps" column about the efforts of NBC's soap "Passions" to have BamBam, the orangutan who plays Nurse Precious, be considered for a daytime Emmy award. The box also mentions the Center's campaign protesting the show's degrading vision of nursing--wrongly claiming that we had "blasted" BamBam himself, rather than the producers--and has a quote from "Passions" creator James E. Reilly (above) that beautifully captures the show's attitude toward nurses and monkeys alike. more...

 

TV Guide covers Nurse Precious campaign

December 26, 2003 -- TV Guide's online "Soapsnews" column, written by Delaina Dixon, this week included a "daytime tidbit" about the Center's campaign protesting the use of an orangutan to play Nurse Precious on the NBC soap opera "Passions." This tidbit read in its entirety: "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has paired with the Center for Nursing Advocacy in its ongoing campaign to get Precious the orangutan removed from Passions." more...

 

New York Post reports on Center's "Nurse Precious" campaign

December 18, 2003 -- Today the New York Post ran a brief item by Michael Starr about letter-writing campaigns by the Center and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protesting the use of an orangutan to play a private duty nurse on NBC's soap opera "Passions." more...

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