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The whole Oprah thing weighs on my mind for some strange reason I do not know why though. YOu know about having someone appear on her show to educate Public and advocate some what. :o

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What about Suzanne Pleshette in a sit down with Oprah? TOLD YOU IT WAS CRAZY :shock:

Also Did any one know that Rachel Rays New show is sponsored By Harpo Productions :shock:

Things that make you go :idea:


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It's not crazy--many of us have written to Oprah several times. Back with Peter jennings, again with Dana Reeeve. And both times when they were diagnosed and again when they died.

I personally found myself a little angry with her. she had Dana Reeve on after Christopher Reeve died, and then I never saw another show after Dana's diagnosis or death. I wrote to Oprah and she didn't call me back :roll::roll:

:?And I write such nice letters too :?

But go ahead Randy--give it your best shot


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Don't mean to down play the momentum here, but Gail is right. We tried this 4 years ago and almost every year since. It is obvious that Oprah is not interested in doing a show in regards to LC awareness. There was a member here who received a reply stating that the Oprah show was focused on "womens" issues and not tobacco issues....

That got all 600 of us (I think that's how many there were of us at the time :wink: ) firing off hundreds of letters letting her know about non smokers and never smokers getting LC and how more young women are getting it now too.....all to no avail.

Shortly after we got that response from Oprah, groups like ALCASE turned their focus to "women and LC" and the group Women Against Lung Cancer formed to try to gain public attention that lung cancer IS a womens issue and that it deserved attention...

I would focus on Dr. Phil (Who has/had ? a family member with LC), Montel Williams who is battling a disease himself, the natonal ABC news who would be more interested in doing lung cancer stories since they lost a beloved journalist to the disease (Peter Jennings) and focus on other television hosts who might possibly take the time to listen and who would take our letters seriously.

Please keep writing, it will work if you write to the right people.

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LOL Rod!!

Even though I wish a celebrity of her magnatude and influence would do a story on LC or even recognize the importance of it, I do want to add that I think Oprah does great things for alot of people- Her dedication to teachers, and her work in Africa, and her work to catch child preditors, etc...is just amazing.

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I don't think the Oprah idea is crazy at all. That's where the viewers are and that's where the action starts. We just need to get her attention.

If we could find an advocate like Katie Couric, or Bill O'Reilly or anyone else of their stature we could use them to get Oprah's attention.

Imagine the lead-in "Oprah Disses Cancer Concerns".

This is an everybody problem but it's getting to be an increasing women's concern and, as we know, not all tobacco related.

That said, whither now, friends??

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Who ever it is...their network can't have sponsors like Phillip Morris which makes all kinds of products besides tobacco. This leaves the big three networks out.

Even "Dr. Drew" is afraid to tackle lung cancer other than to group smoking as a "bad habit".

Now, the only one I can think that might rock the boat over lung cancer is Katie C. at CBS or maybe Anderson Cooper or maybe Larry King.


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