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From: "paul cooper" <>
Subject: Re: [ADOPTION-GEN] Fwd: CNN CONNIE CHUNG TONIGHT, Aired January 22, 2003 - 20:00 ET
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 14:52:13 -0500
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Perhaps she is concerned about kidnapping. Most mothers are.
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From: "Sue Mc" <>
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Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: [ADOPTION-GEN] Fwd: CNN CONNIE CHUNG TONIGHT, Aired January 22,
2003 - 20:00 ET


> Shaye,
> I'd be very curious to hear the reply, if indeed you do get one. Let me
> know.
> Sue*
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> > This is a copy of an email I sent to Newswatch today.
> >
> > --- Shaye <> wrote:
> > > Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 20:24:11 -0800 (PST)
> > > From: Shaye <>
> > > Subject: CNN CONNIE CHUNG TONIGHT, Aired January 22,
> > > 2003 - 20:00 ET
> > > To:
> > >
> > > Gentle Beings:
> > >
> > > Aren't reporters ethically obliged to disclose their
> > > bias? Panelists on Fox's Saturday morning business
> > > shows always say whether they own the stocks that
> > > they're discussing. At the beginning of any story
> > > about GE, Tom Brokaw always states that NBC is owned
> > > by GE.
> > >
> > > Shouldn't Connie Chung be held to the same standard
> > > when she has an ax to grind?
> > >
> > > Last night, Ms. Chung did not disclose her status as
> > > an adoptive mother at any time in her interview with
> > > Jaimie Johnson or in her later interview with Adam
> > > Pertman, director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption
> > > Institute. Take a look for yourselves. Here's the
> > > transcript:
> > >
> > > http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0301/22/cct.00.html
> > >
> > > Not surprisingly, the story was told solely from the
> > > prospective adoptive parent's point of view. Ms.
> > > Chung never mentioned, for example, that it's
> > > illegal
> > > in most states for mothers to sign relinquishment
> > > papers or any other kind of adoption agreements
> > > before
> > > their children are born.
> > >
> > > There's nothing new about Ms. Chung's behavior.
> > > When
> > > she was at ABC, she devoted an entire hour of 20/20
> > > to
> > > interviewing a handful of birth mothers who did not
> > > wish to be reunited with the sons and daughters they
> > > had relinquished to the adoption/foster care
> > > industry
> > > many years ago. She never disclosed her status as
> > > an
> > > adoptive mother on that show either. Gee, do you
> > > think she's afraid her son might want to reunite
> > > with
> > > his birth family some day?
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > > Shaye Tallman
> >
> >
> > =====
> > nee Susannah Gray Pearson
> > July 29,1947, Troy, New York
> > Catholic Charities of Albany, New York
> > bmom, Florence M. Gray, died in 1986
> >
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