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Look Ma–I’m on T.V.

Remember back in November when I was in Chicago filming a television show and I couldn’t pee on myself out of anxiety because I had used up all of my bodily fluids on tears?  Yes?  That trip?

Well, the show has started airing, at least in the Chicago area.  It started running last week on Thursday nights and my segment is coming up on this Thursday night.  When I know the dates in other cities, I’ll let you know.

Click on the picture above to be taken to the PBS site for the show and watch the segment on the Web.  My voice is doing all sorts of strange, prepubescent cracking things as I answer Paula Zahn’s questions (do you like that nervous laugh as I admit that I used to curl up on the bathroom floor and sob?).

I am about six minutes in to the second section (look below the screen on the PBS site and you’ll see the first section is called “Reproductive Plan” and the second section is called “Infertility”).  And yes, I mentioned y’all and they kept it in (perhaps my hint worked?).

Because I love you.


1 K { 01.26.10 at 8:02 pm }

YAY!!! And we love you too 🙂

2 Jen { 01.26.10 at 8:04 pm }

Go Mel!

3 HereWeGoAJen { 01.26.10 at 8:13 pm }

But I broke the sound card in my computer and I can’t hear you! Ack!

4 Frenchie { 01.26.10 at 8:23 pm }

fabulous job, Mel!

5 Heather { 01.26.10 at 8:26 pm }

Very cool!

6 tash { 01.26.10 at 8:27 pm }

I just watched the whole thing, and I love you all.

(Although on my computer for some reason it was a bit like foreign-film sound dubbing where the sound wasn’t quite linked to the lips? I’m assuming you don’t talk like this in real life.)

7 Heather { 01.26.10 at 8:39 pm }

LOOK at yo’ gorgeous self! I’m so proud! 😉

8 Kristin { 01.26.10 at 8:44 pm }

Wooohooo…we love you too Mel! Can’t wait to see you on TV.

9 Liddy { 01.26.10 at 9:12 pm }

Mel, YOU ROCK! I am so proud of you, so proud of you being honest.

And what is up with the middle school health teachers scaring the shit out of us. I so want to go in front of congress and scream, “TELL THE DAMN TRUTH!” I understand the curbing teen pregnancy, but what about the avoiding the eating disorders, mental health issues, etc.

10 Michelle { 01.26.10 at 9:16 pm }

WTG Mel!! You did great!

11 MrsCaptain { 01.26.10 at 9:17 pm }

GREAT INTERVIEW! Congrats to you on spreading the word.

12 JC { 01.26.10 at 9:26 pm }

You look and sound great!!! YAY you go girl!!!

13 Sunny { 01.26.10 at 9:29 pm }

Oooh, I got all giddy seeing you on TV! Awesome job, Mel. 🙂

14 Ann { 01.26.10 at 9:33 pm }

Way to go! Once again, thanks so much for all you do. (You looked great too!)

15 Briar { 01.26.10 at 9:36 pm }

You’re amazing! You did such a great job! Congratulations!

16 Kim { 01.26.10 at 9:42 pm }

You were great!! 🙂 🙂

Was it just me, or was Paula Zahn a little too chipper in the segment? She had a little too big of a permagrin for me. :/

17 Kate (Bee In The Bonnet) { 01.26.10 at 9:43 pm }

Is it weird that I’m insanely proud of you right now? Regardless, I am. I am proud to be a member of this community and proud to hear you speaking so wonderfully on behalf of this community. You are the shiznit, my friend! My heart swelled a little bit around the 9:30-ish mark when you sent that awesome shout-out to the blogroll. Woohoo!!

(Of course, as I watched this, I also thought, “Geez, I wish the dickhead RE I had would spend some time hanging out with Dr. Marsh…” She’s got her patient-priorities in line right where they should be. How cool to be on a segment with her, AND to be in the same program series with Ms. Gore. Awesome!)

18 loribeth { 01.26.10 at 9:44 pm }

We love you too. : ) Great program! You looked fabulous!!

Like Tash, on a purely technical note, I had the synchronization problem, with the voices not matching the mouth movements, but oh well. I did think the picture quality was great (which it isn’t alwasy online).

19 Beautiful Mess { 01.26.10 at 10:05 pm }

You did BEAUTIFULLY! Good work!

20 chickenpig { 01.26.10 at 10:05 pm }

You look absolutely great, and you don’t sound at all nervous. I think the blogroll is gonna grow.

21 Gwynn { 01.26.10 at 11:05 pm }

You looked fabulous and sounded great! Great job!!

22 meggowiggle { 01.26.10 at 11:18 pm }

Love it! You were wonderful!

23 Chelle { 01.26.10 at 11:53 pm }

You look fantastic! It is so fun to hear the voice behind the magic. You’re awesome Mel!

24 Lavender Luz { 01.27.10 at 12:22 am }

Watched it. YOU LOOKED STUNNING! And you sound so knowledgeable and compassionate. I didn’t notice any voice squeaks and I was looking for them.

Oh, how I miss you now. Hey. I should come for a visit. 🙂

25 Mina { 01.27.10 at 1:15 am }

Stop it with the nonsense of you squeaking – there is none of that. You were GREAT. No babbling, no common place routine, you were compassionate and genuine, what you said was heartfelt and this is a very enjoyable interview. You also looked flawless. It is normal to be excited and nervous with a camera around you, but you were really great. We are all very proud of you.

26 Baby On Mind { 01.27.10 at 1:48 am }

I just watched the entire video. You did great! Thanks for representing us wonderfully.

27 WiseGuy { 01.27.10 at 5:53 am }

You look wonderful….Congratulations!

Will go home, and go through the whole video! But I am SOOOOO proud of you!

28 Terry { 01.27.10 at 5:59 am }

Oh wow ! Like we say here : Mel, t’es à la TV !! You’re on TV ! Congratulations 🙂

29 Kir { 01.27.10 at 8:19 am }

wowza…you are amazing.
Plus you look GREAT!!!!!

30 Palemother { 01.27.10 at 10:47 am }

Hi Mel!

I watched this last night! It was excellent! You are gorgeous! And telegenic, too (bonus!) Go Mel!!

31 Carrie { 01.27.10 at 11:12 am }

I’m in the Chicago area, so please remind me to watch tomorrow, too!

32 susy { 01.27.10 at 11:53 am }

Woot Woot Mel!! We love you too! And I’m so proud of you doing all of this. I”ve said it from the beginning (when I found you) that you’re an inspiration. You do what I wish I could for this community. 🙂

Off to see the segment!

33 Kristi { 01.27.10 at 12:19 pm }

Maybe I am slow but I can’t figure out how to watch the video. I click on the video and it takes me to the channels website. I have searched several places but can’t find it.

34 Wishing4One { 01.27.10 at 1:06 pm }

You looked fabulous girl, as expected, but “this item is currently not available” is what I got. I bet cause I’m in Cairo, oh well. Why don’t you upload to youtube, or wait and see if any more of us non US residents get the same message. Thanks for the shout out I could not hear- you are the shit man! You have made being infertile a kind of cool thing, well you know what I mean, easier. Much love chica! xoxoxox

35 Wishing4One { 01.27.10 at 1:07 pm }

Oh wait… its playing now woo hoo! I will come back to say how much I loved hearing you in a minute…

36 Wishing4One { 01.27.10 at 1:30 pm }

Amazing. Just awesome Mel!

37 The Steadfast Warrior { 01.27.10 at 1:48 pm }

This is great- awesome job Mel!

38 gurlee { 01.27.10 at 3:29 pm }

Poop, I can’t watch the video at work but I will go home and watch it tonight. I wanted to come by anyway and thank you for all that you do for the IF community. This is my first month participating in ICLW and I can’t express how grateful I am. Thank you for being such a great organizer and helping to bring many IF sisters together.
Thank You & from the still I saw you looked great 🙂

39 flmgodog { 01.27.10 at 3:42 pm }

You were amazing!!!! It was great to see and hear you! Thanks for the shot-out to the blogroll too!

40 Vee { 01.27.10 at 4:02 pm }

You are beautiful. Well done Mel. We love you too !!

41 Fat Chick { 01.27.10 at 4:47 pm }

YOU DID AWESOME!!! Great interview. You are so excellent on camera – so calm and professional and warm. Great job, Mel!

42 Tara { 01.27.10 at 5:07 pm }

Mel, you look absolutely radiant! I’m excited that you’re going to be on TV and I hope that they air it sometime up here in Canada.

43 LJ { 01.27.10 at 6:25 pm }

I finally watched, and you are freaking amazing, as always. You looked gorgeous and I didn’t notice the voice crackiness at all.

44 wifey { 01.27.10 at 7:49 pm }

Mel, you rock. You really do. Thanks for being your beautiful, honest self.

45 Nicole { 01.27.10 at 9:24 pm }

This freakin’ rocks…YOU rock.

46 V { 01.27.10 at 9:29 pm }

You were great, I wouldn’t even know you were nervous.

47 Trinity { 01.27.10 at 10:49 pm }

I was finally able to watch this tonight, and I so enjoyed it, Mel! You did an outstanding job. You were confident, compassionate, humorous, and totally accessible. (And that’s precisely what I love about your blog.) When you gave the blogroll shout out, I felt proud to consider myself a part of it. 🙂

48 Barb { 01.29.10 at 10:21 am }

u were awesome!!!! (and beautiful)

49 Battynurse { 01.29.10 at 11:25 am }

This is fabulous.

50 Bea { 01.29.10 at 5:33 pm }

You did so well!


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