MEA in media coverage today and tomorrow (update 6.30pm)

December 9, 2008

Update – 6.30pm December 9

Sky News have been running items on this story all day, but no longer want to interview Dr Shepherd.

Because of scheduling difficulties, Simon Lawrence, convenor of the 25% ME Group, will be interviewed by 5 Live – in place of Dr Shepherd.

We understand that Vikki George, the ME sufferer who runs the Post Pals charity, will join Dr Charles Shepherd on the sofe for the ‘This Morning' TV show tomorrow morning. The presenters will not be talking to Annette Barclay.

 The ME Association and our medical adviser, Dr Charles Shepherd, will be involved in the following substantial pieces of media coverage about ME later today and tomorrow – in the wake of the Lynne Gilderdale tragedy.

Channel 4 News tonight

Channel 5 News tonight

Sky News later today

Radio 5 Live, possible various slots including "Drive Time"

BBC Radio Wales, "Good Evening Wales" programme, this evening – with Mrs Sylvia Penny, who cares for her daughter Michelle, who has ME

Tomorrow – on the sofa at the "This Morning" programme (ITV1) – with Annette Barclay, who has ME. About 10.30am.

Tomorrow – down the line with Radio Spain, which broadcasts to about half a million British ex-pats. 1pm

Also we are aware of the following coverage tomorrow

Daily Telegraph – major feature on ME, with Sylvia Penny

And later

Next Daily Mail health pages

Sunday Mail health pages (separate from the daily paper)

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