Television & Radio
DisAbility News and Views Radio Show
DisAbility News and Views Radio Show with Monica Moshenko
Sundays 5-6 PM, WXRL 1300 AM broadcast out of Buffalo,
If you are not in the Buffalo area previous shows can be heard on:
Video Schedules December 2005 and January 2006
A Series of One-Hour Video Programs on Public Access Channel 20
We now broadcast in Manhattan via MNN, Channel 56, Mondays 4:00–5:00 pm.
All Programming On Channel 20
and Western Suffolk - Thursday 6:00 – 7:00 pm
and Brookhaven - Tuesday 8:00 – 9:00 am
Neck and Manhasset - Monday and Wednesday 9:00 - 10:00
End Television (E. to Hamptons, excluding East Hampton)
9:00 - 10:00 pm
Cable TV Schedule for December 2005 and January 2006
December 5 - 9
Early Intervention: A Brighter Future
12 - 16
Treating Autistic Children: Pediatrics & Pediatric Dentistry
19 - 23
What We Know Now
26 - 30
The Autism Spectrum
January 2 - 6
January 9 - 13
Navigating the System
January 16 - 20
Learning to Play –
& – Doing Something About It
23 - 27
Jan. 30 -
THE HIDDEN EPIDEMIC
programming was presented by The NETWORKS OF NBC/CNBC
and Telemundo during
the week of February 21-25.
DVD of this entire week's programming is currently out
of stock. Call 1.800.884.2212 to check for availability(#N60516).
The cost of the DVD is $4.95 for S/H only.
"Nightly News with Brian Williams," CNBC,
MSNBC, NBC Owned Stations, Telemundo and MSNBC.com
- the Week of February 21 Looking at Autism from all
NEW YORK — February 9, 2005 —
The statistics are alarming: the Centers for Disease Control is reporting that as many as one in 166 children in the United States will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. A decade ago, the figure was 1 in 2,500. The CDC is announcing today that autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the United States. Currently, it is estimated that 1.77 million Americans are affected by autism.
During the week of February 21, the
networks of NBC News devoted special coverage to autism,
with extensive reporting on "Today" and "Nightly
News with Brian Williams," CNBC, MSNBC, NBC's owned-and-operated
stations, Telemundo and online at MSNBC.com.
Some experts are calling autism an epidemic. Others say the dramatic increase in incidence may be due to increased recognition and an expansion of the definition of the disorder. And while it is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States, with no known cure, autism is very responsive to early intervention. Awareness of its symptoms is vital information for parents, and can literally change the lives of the children and families affected by autism.
"Autism: The Hidden Epidemic?" will consist of the following programming across the networks of NBC News:
THE TODAY SHOW
the week of February 21 educating the
public on the signs and causes of autism, how it is
diagnosed, what educational programs exist, how it affects
families, and how parents of autistic children can better
advocate for their children.
On Friday, February 25, the weeklong
series concluded with NBC Universal Chairman and CEO
Bob Wright and his wife, Suzanne, appearing on "Today"
to launch Autism Speaks, a new foundation created to
raise awareness of and find a cure for autism. The Wrights
will discuss how autism has touched their family since
their eldest grandson was diagnosed a year ago at age
two; and how they've been inspired by the determination
of the autism community.
Additionally, the series included a number of interviews
with families, including NFL legend Dan Marino (founder
of the Dan Marino Foundation and the Dan Marino Center
at Miami Children's Hospital), his wife, Claire, and
son Michael who was diagnosed with autism when he was
NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS
Nightly News" examined the science of autism: How
much more we know about it today and what has changed
in the past 50 years in diagnostics and treatments.
NBC's chief Health and Science correspondent Robert
Bazell revisits a family he profiled five years ago,
and reports on how a daughter's autism has affected
the entire family; and "Nightly News" goes
to Yale, to take a look at cutting-edge experiments
aimed at figuring out the mysterious components of autism,
how autistic people experience everyday life and why.
aired a five-part series on "Power Lunch",
beginning Tuesday, February
22, entitled: "Autism: The Hidden Epidemic?
Paying the Price." CNBC's series will focus on
the economic aspects of autism, including the enormous
financial burden on families, funding and research,
the rising demand for services, and job training for
autistic teenagers. Hosted by "Power Lunch"
co-anchor Sue Herera, the series will also discuss autism
in the workplace, featuring a profile of a well-known
person in business.
aired segments on autism throughout its news broadcasts
all week long. Each day MSNBC will follow up on the
reporting broadcast on "Today," including
interviews with medical professionals and families dealing
offered a series of original articles, including an
introduction to autism, the latest theories about what
has caused the dramatic increase in the disorder, what
treatments are available and how families can cope with
a diagnosis. In addition, MSNBC.com
offers multiple interactive features, ranging from a
comparison of the different treatment options to what
signs and symptoms parents should watch for in their
children. NBC's Robert Bazell will discuss the latest
news in autism research in an audio Q&A available
online. All of MSNBC.com's
coverage and the scripts and interviews from the "Today"
show and "Nightly News" will be available
NBC'S OWNED AND OPERATED STATIONS
14 NBC stations on the NBC Universal Television Stations
group focused on the rising autism epidemic in a one-hour
special which aired the weekend of February
19 & 20. Produced by KNBC in Los Angeles
and hosted by anchor Michele Ruiz, the program will
help educate viewers about the disorder and provide
important information on possible causes, warning signs,
treatments and therapies. The show also examines the
enormous impact autism has on the entire family and
documents one family's personal struggles, frustrations
and triumphs as they care for their autistic son.
In addition, many NBC affiliates joined this effort
by producing local reports on aspects of autism in their
own communities and running additional stories on this
topic produced by NBC News.
presented "Autismo: Epidemia Silenciosa?"
on February 26,2005. Produced for the
network by KVEA, the Telemundo station in Los Angeles,
the show provided viewers with important information
on the disorder and explain how families can seek treatment
for their autistic children. KVEA anchor Lucia Navarro
served as host of the program, which explored how the
Hispanic community deals with autism and the social
stigma that is often associated with mental illness.
During the week of February 21, a national
campaign led by the CDC and partner organizations was
launched called "Learn
the Signs, Act Early" It aims to educate parents
of young children about developmental milestones, signs
of developmental delays such as autism and the need
to discuss concerns with their child's doctor or nurse.
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