Monday, April 18, 2011

The White House Chronicle Panel Discusses ME/CFS, Transcript of broadcast

The White House Chronicle,
April 12, 2011: Transcript of broadcast,
Transcript by Lisa Petrison, authorized by Llewellyn King.
Permission to post at CFSUntied authorized by Llewellyn King:

Panel members:
Dr. Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D., DePaul University
Amy Dockser Marcus, Wall Street Journal
Frances Stead Sellers, Washington Post
Deborah Waroff, author and CFS sufferer
Hello, I’m Llewellyn King from White House Chronicle, which is coming right up.

But first, let me tell you about today’s show. It is very special, it is very different, and it is very, very important.

We’re going to take a look -- the second look that we’ve taken -- of the terrible disease Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which affects
maybe as many as a million people, which has all sorts of social implications and for which there is, at this time, no cure and a lot of
resentment amongst the patients about the way they are treated, the way they are isolated and the way their disease is not taken

Particularly, there’s great unhappiness about the amount of research done in the U.S. government for this disease. And of course,
this is critical because this is a time when there is less and less money in the federal budget -- maybe none at all -- for diseases like
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

I have assembled an extraordinary panel of interesting, provocative people who will keep you riveted, I assure you. We’ll be right

Announcer: And now the program host, nationally syndicated columnist Llewellyn King, and co-host Linda Gasparello.

King: I promised you a special panel, and here is the special panel. Read more>>

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