Good morning America (Television program). [2009-11--excerpts], What's In Your Food?


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Good morning America (Television program). [2009-10-08--excerpt], Inside the CDC: Swine Flu Central
Summary: "'Good Morning America' is committed to serving the public with continuous coverage on the latest news in health and safety. On Thursday, October 8, 'GMA' became the first program to broadcast live from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. This landmark event aired during the peak of the nation's H1N1 crisis at a time when most Americans were desperately searching for answers. Robin Roberts was at the scene alongside ABC Senior Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser, former acting director of the CDC, to provide an exclusive behind the scenes look at the nation's medical command center. Dr. Besser showed the audience just how the CDC works to fight disease epidemics such as the swine flu, responded to viewers' questions and concerns about the illness, and provided his own insight on how to stay healthy during the flu season.

"Dr. Besser returned to 'GMA' on Monday, November 9 to launch a 3-part series entitled 'What's In Your Food,' a profile on crucial food safety issues in the United States. With 76 million Americans getting sick every year from food-related illnesses, the goal of this series was to provide the right tools to reduce that number by as much as possible. Each episode focused on a single ingredient and broke down every potential threat from its initial production to final kitchen preparation. Dr. Besser first honed in on hamburger meat, particularly focusing on the dangers of E. Coli contamination during the raw meat blending process in which one infected cow's germs can spread throughout an entire factory's supply. He then turned to bacterial contamination in produce, traveling straight to the source of the 2006 E. Coli outbreak in raw baby spinach, Earthbound Farms in Salinas Valley, California. His final analysis focused on the rapid spread of salmonella in poultry preparation. Using a black light, he uncovered over a dozen bacterial hot spots in a kitchen after a typical chicken dinner preparation. Dr. Besser emphasized the importance of cooking chicken to at least 165 degrees, using different cutting boards for red meat, poultry, and produce, and cleaning contaminated surfaces thoroughly."--2009 Peabody Awards entry form.

This is the October 8 story, "Inside the CDC: Swine Flu Central," as described above.

Corporate Producers: ABC Television Network | ABC News

Persons Appearing: Robin Roberts (Anchor) | Diane Sawyer (Anchor) | Richard Besser (Correspondent) | Richard Besser (Guest)

Broadcast Date: 2009-10-08

Good morning America (Television program). [2009-11--excerpts], What's In Your Food?
Summary: "'Good Morning America' is committed to serving the public with continuous coverage on the latest news in health and safety. On Thursday, October 8, 'GMA' became the first program to broadcast live from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. This landmark event aired during the peak of the nation's H1N1 crisis at a time when most Americans were desperately searching for answers. Robin Roberts was at the scene alongside ABC Senior Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser, former acting director of the CDC, to provide an exclusive behind the scenes look at the nation's medical command center. Dr. Besser showed the audience just how the CDC works to fight disease epidemics such as the swine flu, responded to viewers' questions and concerns about the illness, and provided his own insight on how to stay healthy during the flu season.

"Dr. Besser returned to 'GMA' on Monday, November 9 to launch a 3-part series entitled 'What's In Your Food,' a profile on crucial food safety issues in the United States. With 76 million Americans getting sick every year from food-related illnesses, the goal of this series was to provide the right tools to reduce that number by as much as possible. Each episode focused on a single ingredient and broke down every potential threat from its initial production to final kitchen preparation. Dr. Besser first honed in on hamburger meat, particularly focusing on the dangers of E. Coli contamination during the raw meat blending process in which one infected cow's germs can spread throughout an entire factory's supply. He then turned to bacterial contamination in produce, traveling straight to the source of the 2006 E. Coli outbreak in raw baby spinach, Earthbound Farms in Salinas Valley, California. His final analysis focused on the rapid spread of salmonella in poultry preparation. Using a black light, he uncovered over a dozen bacterial hot spots in a kitchen after a typical chicken dinner preparation. Dr. Besser emphasized the importance of cooking chicken to at least 165 degrees, using different cutting boards for red meat, poultry, and produce, and cleaning contaminated surfaces thoroughly."--2009 Peabody Awards entry form.

This is the three-part series, "What's In Your Food'" as described above.

Corporate Producers: ABC Television Network | ABC News

Persons Appearing: Robin Roberts (Anchor) | Diane Sawyer (Anchor) | Richard Besser (Correspondent) | Richard Besser (Guest)

Broadcast Date: 2009-11-09 -- 2009-11-11