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Sharon 7
11th August 2009, 11:53 AM
I have been interviewed for a Science show here in Australia. This particular show is about animals and stamping out inherited problems in them. It will go to air on the 17th September.
ABC the show is "Catalyst" for any Australians on here.
I hope I got the message across as I was so nervous. I hate the lime light.
The woman that interviewed me was a vet.

Karlin
11th August 2009, 12:12 PM
Good for you for doing so! It can be really scary to go before a microphone and camera. I can tell you from working in the media that almost always when people fear they have been too nervous or sounded too awkward they actually come across as very calm and focused -- internally there may be panic but that rarely shows up outwardly. In addition that is what editing is useful for :) -- and generally only smallish slices are taken from a large amount of filmed or recorded interview. Every contribution is of help even when it may ultimately not appear on screen -- for example a typical interview that I do for a story takes about 60-90 minutes and of that I can only use a tiny number of direct quotes but the full interviews give me the background and context for writing or recording the whole piece.

This is great that you gave your time to talk about an issue you are passionate about.

Margaret C
11th August 2009, 02:50 PM
Well done and thank you.

I hope the film has a real impact when shown, and I hope there will be some way we can see it.

Margaret C
11th August 2009, 03:27 PM
and generally only smallish slices are taken from a large amount of filmed or recorded interview. Every contribution is of help even when it may ultimately not appear on screen -- for example a typical interview that I do for a story takes about 60-90 minutes and of that I can only use a tiny number of direct quotes but the full interviews give me the background and context for writing or recording the whole piece.

This is great that you gave your time to talk about an issue you are passionate about.

One of the biggest criticisms of PDE was that breeders and specialists gave long interviews and so little was shown.
In two years of interviewing people, I would think that it would need a year long, weekly, series to air all interviews in their entirety (and how boring, with all those breeders & stuffy KC officials fudging the true facts and telling us how there was nothing wrong at all within the dog breeding and showing world )

I actually gave two interviews for PDE, one at a show while the equipment was dismantled around us and I would imagine that proved to be useless because of the noise. The second interview was at home. (they show a shot of an upside down Faith having her tummy tickled while I talk )

They both lasted well over an hour and I talked mainly about how I came to find out about Monty, my stud dog, siring SM affected offspring, and how he later developed symptoms himself.

Very little of the recordings were shown, what was aired was, as Karlin says, smallish slices taken from a large amount of filmed interview.
The brilliance of PDE was in the editing, every bit of the film added to the story that the producer felt needed to be told.

I came in for a lot of stick for contributing to the film but when I look around and see the changes it has brought about for pedigree dogs, and especially for cavaliers, I am really really glad that I was part of it.

Bet
11th August 2009, 03:53 PM
Yes Margaret ,you certainly, have,

If it had'nt been for you and the PDE TV Film, would any notice ever have been taken about the Problem.NO CHANCE!!!

Just think about what's happening to-day, I know there are still some Die Hards Dragging their Feet, but they won't be around for ever.

Bet(Hargreaves)

jasperpaw
11th August 2009, 03:56 PM
Margaret, if it had`nt been for PDE I would never have known what SM was, I do remember before that hearing the name but had no idea what it was, this programme did a lot to educate people about the plight of pedigree dogs. I was talking to a man yesterday who I had not seem for a very long time whom has a 17 year old cross breed and used to walk a cavalier for a friend, the dog died at quite a young age of MVD, he saw some of that programme, but said he could not bear to watch some of it as it was so upsetting.

*Pauline*
12th August 2009, 12:11 AM
Good for you, I bet you were really nervous. Thank you from me and Dylan :flwr:

EddyAnne
13th August 2009, 06:39 PM
I have been interviewed for a Science show here in Australia.

I am in Australia and I'll look forward to seeing you on TV, so will some others on my Cavalier email list.
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Sharon 7
16th August 2009, 12:40 PM
I am in Australia and I'll look forward to seeing you on TV, so will some others on my Cavalier email list.
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Great! Now I hope I don't make a fool of myself, and get the main points across

Friday's Mommy
16th August 2009, 07:05 PM
Good for you!!!! I'd be scared to death but I'd do it in a heartbeat if it meant it could help anybody in the end! Living with a dog who has this is just so heartbreaking. It has been almost life changing for us having Friday and managing her. It's all worth it though and so glad people like you are willing to speak out!!!

EddyAnne
21st August 2009, 03:15 AM
I have been interviewed for a Science show here in Australia. This particular show is about animals and stamping out inherited problems in them. It will go to air on the 17th September.
ABC the show is "Catalyst" for any Australians on here.
I hope I got the message across as I was so nervous. I hate the lime light.
The woman that interviewed me was a vet.
Sharon is this her in Dr Jonica Newby at TV ABC Catalyst, see text, photo plus video via this link address.
http://www.abc.net.au/profiles/content/s2162849.htm

The Pedigree Dogs Exposed program is on the 10th September. After the program has aired an ABC online forum will be available, this for discussing the issues raised in the film and the relevance for Australia's dogs.

After that the Catalyst program is on the 17th September, this for Dr Jonica Newby's report on pedigree dog breeding in Australia. I think there maybe discussions regarding this also on the ABC online forum.

Here is the link address where you may find the ABC online forum and which will probably be listed after the programs have aired.
http://www2b.abc.net.au/tmb/Client/MessageBoardList.aspx?g=44
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Sharon 7
26th August 2009, 10:42 AM
Yes that is her
This is an article people may wish to read as well

http://www.smh.com.au/national/ugly-underbelly-of-best-in-show-20090822-eueq.html

EddyAnne
26th August 2009, 11:31 AM
This is an article people may wish to read as well

http://www.smh.com.au/national/ugly-underbelly-of-best-in-show-20090822-eueq.html
Sharon thanks for the news article. In it I noticed in Australia Lee Pieterse with Griffon Bruxellois was mentioned. Back in January I read something about her in DogWorld magazine which mentioned the following and from this address.
http://www.dogworld.co.uk/Breeds/BreedNotes/2-GRI-(1)

"It is Lee who has campaigned so long and hard to get us all to sit up and take notice of SM and she has all of her Griffons MRI scanned. Because of this she is able to do Grade A to Grade A matings and get Grade A progeny. Before you think it is easy to get Grade A etc, let me remind you that it was Lee who first ‘discovered’ SM in her stock and courageously brought our attention to it. She then decided that it was no good going out of Griffons as she liked them so much so she fought to eradicate the problem and hoped that we would all do the same. If only breeders in the past had been so open about their problems. If we are to make a New Year’s resolution let us all, collectively, fight for the continuous health of our breed. I hope you all have a successful year ahead and remember if you are breeding a litter that with the credit crunch you may not be getting as many puppy enquiries."
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Sharon 7
27th August 2009, 04:06 AM
Sophie's Neuroligist said that Lee has been working along side her to help get the message to Cav breeders to screen, so she is indeed someone we should be thanking. I didn't know of this lady when I was interviewed for that programme, now I wish I did know of her.

EddyAnne
30th August 2009, 07:44 PM
Sharon, out of interest I noticed on the UK Cavalier Club MRI List that 21 Cavaliers are listed by Australians, maybe there might be some more who are NOT listed on a UK site, see at this address.
http://www.thecavalierclub.co.uk/health/mri/pick_view_mri.php?id=2
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Sharon 7
8th September 2009, 04:57 AM
Sharon, out of interest I noticed on the UK Cavalier Club MRI List that 21 Cavaliers are listed by Australians, maybe there might be some more who are NOT listed on a UK site, see at this address.
http://www.thecavalierclub.co.uk/health/mri/pick_view_mri.php?id=2
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Thanks for that list

EddyAnne
8th September 2009, 05:23 AM
Sharon you may be interested in the following as the Catalyst person who interviewed you is one of the Panellists for the ABC TV internet chat "Live Forum", and I may as well post this here as well as I have just posted it to a few other places.

Across Australia the documentary is on ABC1 National this Thursday night at 8:30pm AEST, (UK time Thursday 10 September 2009 at 11:30am UTC+1 hour BST). Straight after the 1 hour documentary at 9.30pm an ABC internet Chat "Live Forum" will become available with discussion postings from the following Panellists and where I think the Public can join in with some posts of their own.
The ABC Forum for it is now listed at this address.
http://www2b.abc.net.au/tmb/Client/Board.aspx?b=102

ABC LIVE FORUM - Pedigree Dogs Exposed.
Coming up this Thursday night at 9:30pm AEST.
Panellists:
Jemima Harrison, the documentary producer.
Hugh Gent, President ANKC Australia.
Dr Karen Hedberg, Veterinarian and Chairman ANKC Health Committee.
Dr Peter Higgins, Veterinarian and ANKC Media Spokesperson.
Dr Bidda Jones, Chief Scientist for RSPCA Australia.
Jonica Newby, ABC Catalyst program.

Then ABC1 Catalyst 8:00pm Thursday 17 September, Jonica Newby for ABC will presents a segment in the Catalyst program called "Pedigree dogs - are they being bred to death?"
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