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Anchorwoman Jennifer Livingston of WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wisconsin responded on air to a viewer who wrote in an email that ...
she is overweight and a poor role model. Livingston says she has received well over a thousand supportive messages. (Oct. 3)
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[SOT/:JENNIFER LIVINGSTON/ANCHORPERSON, WKBT]I want to take a moment to address a situation that has become a talking point in this community this past weekend, especially on Facebook, that centers around me."[Source:WKBT][VO:][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#1 WHEN ANCHOR-WOMAN JENNIFER LIVINGSTON OF W-K-B-T IN LACROSSE, WISCONSIN DECIDED TO FIGHT BULLYING, SHE TOOK TO THE AIRWAVES.[Notes:SOURCE: FACEBOOK.COM/NEWS8THISMORNING]LIVINGSTON RESPONDED TO A VIEWER EMAIL THAT CRITICIZED HER WEIGHT.[SOT/:AP GRAPHICS (VOICE OF/JENNIFER LIVINGSTON/ANCHORPERSON]"SURELY YOU DON'T CONSIDER YOURSELF A SUITABLE EXAMPLE FOR THIS COMMUNITY'S YOUNG PEOPLE, GIRLS IN PARTICULAR."[Source:WKBT][VO:][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#2LIVINGSTON WENT ON TO EXPLAIN THAT SHE AT FIRST DECIDED TO IGNORE THE EMAIL, BUT THEN SHE HAD SECOND THOUGHTS.[SOT/:JENNIFER LIVINGSTON/ANCHORPERSON, WKBT]"THE TRUTH IS, I AM OVERWEIGHT, YOU COULD CALL ME FAT, AND YES, OBESE ON A DOCTOR'S CHART. BUT TO THE PERSON WHO WROTE THAT LETTER, DO YOU THINK I DON'T KNOW THAT?---OCTOBER IS NATIONAL ANTI-BULLYING MONTH, AND THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT IS GROWING EVERY DAY IN OUR SCHOOLS AND ON THE INTERNET. IT IS A MAJOR ISSUE IN THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY, AND AS THE MOTHER OF THREE YOUNG GIRLS, IT SCARES ME TO DEATH.[Notes:SOURCE: FACEBOOK.COM/NEWS8THISMORNING][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#3LIVINGSTON SAYS AT LEAST ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE POSTED SUPPORTIVE MESSAGES ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE, AND EVEN MORE SENT HER EMAILS.THE MAN WHO WROTE THE EMAIL, KENNETH KRAUSE, DENIED IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THAT HE WAS BULLYING.HE ALSO REFUSED TO BACK DOWN FROM HIS OPINION THAT LIVINGSTON IS A BAD ROLE MODEL.BRYANT THOMAS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: BRYANT THOMAS-------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: ROD JUSSIM---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: WKBT, FACEBOOK.COM/NEWS8THISMORNING-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: ROD JUSSIM----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: COURTESY WKBT, COURTESY FACEBOOK.COM/NEWS8THISMORNING----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): NONE--------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: k0864BC-US--Anchorwoman Weight-Response, 3rd Ld-Wr