Any author likes to have his book mentioned by someone, anyone, any time. When the mention is in the press, it almost always includes contact beforehand with the writer, who's seeking guidance for the topic (additional sources, perhaps) or something else.
Earlier, I reported that I'd been interviewed for about an hour from London by the BBC show "Horizon," which is equivalent to PBS's "Nova." Yes, it was pretty exciting.
They called back a while later and said, yes, they wanted to interview me on camera during their visit to the States to film a story on food addiction, and there followed a second hourlong phone interview, this time with the show's director.
I'm now a "health hero," at least in the lingo of the blog at Re-Body Weight Loss Nutrition. Next up: The Nobel, for sure.
Regardless, I'm pleased how the interview went, and with the presentation they made, and so I link to it.
Quite a bit of the journalism I practice these days plies the intersections among local, whole, and sustainable food, and I've added a menu to the right side of this page to highlight that.
Oh, and I wrote this post to highlight it, too.
It is a truism in newspaper journalism that no matter what the plan for tomorrow's paper is, it is undependable until ink actually hits paper. By that standard, basically nothing happened just now.
But, I just spent an hour being interviewed by the BBC show "Horizon," which I'm told is the equivalent of PBS's "Nova," a show I've been watching and admiring for 30 years.
I generally like and am informed by The Salt, a blog on food topics by NPR. But April Fulton’s something-or-other on pink slime is a piece of ill-expressed junk.
It's a little weird following Indiana TV reporter Jenny Anchondo on Twitter, because she tweets things like "Right two lanes of I-65 SB closed near Keystone Ave. due to crash http://pic.twitter.com/XncxoXMA," and "When @Fox59sjones is happy, everybody is happy. He got a 2 for 1 from the vending machine today. #Score."
The LA Times dropped into the sugar-toxicity discussion last week, clearly spurred by the attention that Dr. Robert Lustig is winning on the "yes, sugar is bad for you" side. But of course, journalists always strive to balance their inquiries with opposing views, and those are the comments I want to share with you.
I'll be appearing on the "Nia Imani Project" TV show tonight at 7 p.m. It's produced on the Boston Neighborhood Network, Channel 23 (Comcast) and Channel 83 (RCN) in Boston, and will be available for living streaming here.
A writer at the Washington Post was in touch on Friday, asking me to offer a few sentences on my healthy eating goals for the New Year. Here's what I sent...