My first experience of big time media was when Michael Coren interviewed me on his show in Canada. I filmed the live interview at the CNN building in Lincoln Center, with a remote camera in a tiny studio, and I was quite nervous. This time I was a big more relaxed, however, Gabbi and I were struck by the contrast between my interview with a Catholic nun and the hard core rockers who were in the other studios. She was taking photos of the famous autographs on the walls and literally bumped into Howard Stern.
When Sr Marie walked in, I greeted her with, "You certainly are counter-cultural here!"
Sr Marie laughed and led me to her studio, where she impressed me with her eloquent introduction of my work and interesting questions.Sister graciously discussed my book A Special Mother is Born. and encouraged her listeners to purchase it.
If a get an MP3 file of the broadcast, I will post it here, but the response of the many callers from all over the nation was enough to show that this topic of parenting special needs children is indeed an important one among Catholic Channel listeners. The stories were encouraging, and a man from the Archdiocese of New York talked about an upcoming program, "Diana's Hope" which will provide outreach to mothers expecting a special needs baby.