It's already time to start thinking of our November Sweeps period for us in the broadcasting biz. What's Sweeps, you ask? Well, it's a series of in-depth stories that run in a three part series (usually Tuesday - Thursday). A group of reporters each tackle a local subject that could use a little more air time, than a average story. The story can involved hard news like politics and crime, or can me a little softer, like a feature of a particularly interesting family, or local community. All this happens four times a year!
For me this time around, I'll be looking into our local Alzheimer's community. What is it like to be living with the disease? Also, what is it like to be taking care of a loved one who has Alzheimer's? And lastly, what are the current outlooks for treatment and a possible cure?
I'll be headed to the Alzheimer's Walk for a Cure this Saturday in Faurot Park to get a start on talking to all of you!
For this three-part piece, I'll be looking for people affected by the disease who are willing to open up and share their stories. Are you one of those people? I'd love to chat with you! Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), leave me a message on Facebook, or find me at the walk this weekend!