a note on my GMA appearance

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Posted by on June 22, 19100 at 11:28:21:

First, thank you all for your kind words AND for tuning in.

Overall, I am personally quite pleased with how this segment turned out. GMA taped for over three hours and I think the producer did a fantastic job of editing the material she had. To Martha's question - although there were other things I had said during taping that didn't make it in (and I wish they had)... the producer had 3.5 minutes to create a cohesive story and I think she did a great job of doing so.

With regards to Nancy's comments ... yes I found these very disappointing. A producer's job is to supply the correspondent with background information. In this case - the producer had actually included many plugs for insurance coverage and made no reference to the "some women are meant to be infertile" comment that Nancy made.

You are strongly encouraged to write to ABC's GMA and share your views and opinions on this story.

In spite of the (sad) ending to the segment, I have no regrets and would do it again in a heartbeat. The producer was very forthright and honest with me and I feel that I was in no way misled.

In the meantime - this issue is one in which Nancy has expressed additional interest in and may end up delving in deeper ... there is far too much of a story here to do it justice in a few minutes. Should this happen I'm sure the details will be posted.

Thank you again for all of your support.

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