Our "ER" campaign earns extensive press coverage in print and broadcast outlets
December 8, 2003 -- Following our distribution of a press release on November 10, numerous print and broadcast outlets have covered our campaign to persuade the NBC show "ER" to portray nursing more fairly.
The campaign was profiled in an extensive story in the weekly Health section of The Washington Post on November 18, when CNN's American Morning with Soledad O'Brien and Bill Hemmer also covered the story. Independent pieces were also run in the British Medical Journal on Nov. 29, the Sydney Morning Herald on Nov. 20, the Chicago Tribune on Nov. 30 and the Globe and Mail on Nov. 22. Spain's El Mundo and Argentina's Clarín ran pieces on Nov. 24 and 25 respectively. Italy's TV Sorrisi e Canzoni ran a piece on December 1. The Pasadena Star News wrote a separate piece on Nov. 17, which was published on the Miami Herald's web site on Nov. 19. The Hollywood tabloid Star placed an item in its Dec. 16 issue and Agence France Presse picked up the story on Dec. 4 and it was printed in Le Figaro on Dec. 6. The Portuguese newspaper Publico printed an item on Dec. 7. Three Croatian publications, HTnet, Vjesnik and Ikson published stories on Dec. 7, Dec. 8 and Dec. 12 respectively. The Slovakian paper Bulvar Markiza published an item on Dec. 8.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette printed a huge sidebar of excerpts of the Truth's media reviews along with a reprint of Ms. Boodman's Washington Post article. The media review excerpts were picked up by the Scripps Howard news service and printed in the Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) on Dec. 3, the Corpus Christi Caller Times (Texas) and the Delaware News Journal both on Dec. 8 and the Chicago Daily Southtown on Dec. 10.
In addition, Truth executive director Sandy Summers appeared live to discuss the campaign on November 20 on two D.C. radio stations, WHIT (99.5 FM), a powerful pop music station, and WMAL (630 AM), an ABC talk radio affiliate. She also discussed the campaign on two Los Angeles radio stations, on November 18 on KFWB (980 AM), a Viacom (CBS) station, and on November 19 on talk radio station KFI (640 AM). We understand that the campaign received coverage on D.C.'s news station WTOP (107.7 FM) on November 19.
A summary of the campaign from HealthDay appeared on many health information sites in U.S. and Switzerland. The Rocky Mountain News inlcuded a powerful short summary of the campaign in a Dec. 3 article on television ratings. The Roanoke Times ran a short editorial on the campaign on Nov. 19.
The Washington Post article was also run or summarized in the the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune on Nov. 30, the Charlotte Observer on Nov. 24, the Arizona Republic on Nov. 20, the Omaha World Herald on Nov. 28, The Record from northern New Jersey, the Brainerd Dispatch from Minnesota and the Erie Times News on Nov. 24, the Idaho Times-News on Dec. 8, the Providence Journal on Dec. 30, the New Jersey Health Professionals and Allied Employees, AFT/AFL-CIO web site, and the Kaiser Family Foundation Health Policy Report on Nov. 18.