A special request that could help all of us – National journalist Edie Magnus from Dateline & MSNBC, is working on a depression documentary

A special request that could help all of us –

National journalist Edie Magnus from Dateline & MSNB 

A special request that could help all of us –

National journalist Edie Magnus from Dateline & MSNB 

As you know, DF takes our members privacy very seriously and does not generally allow researchers to solicit members in any way. However, I have received one request that I feel has the potential to further our cause and reduce the stigma of depression and help our younger members as well. The request came from Edie Magnus, who is a prominent news correspondent here in the United States. She is working on a documentary about depression and was directed to our site as an example of a community that offers support to young people suffering from depression. It is entirely up to you whether you wish to contact Edie directly, but I did want to pass along this opportunity, as I think it could do such good for all of us who suffer from depression and related mental illnesses.

~Lindsay, Forum Super Administrator

Here is Edies request in her own words, and how to contact her:

If you are a teen or young adult who has battled depression – and who has
overcome feelings of rage or violence, or thoughts of suicide – I would like
to talk to you. I’m a television journalist researching a documentary about teens and depression for public television. I’m reachable at: ___________.All conversations treated with absolute confidentiality and the utmost sensitivity.

And here is a little bit about Edie if you are not already familiar with her:

Edie Magnus has been a correspondent for Dateline since 1996.

Magnus has covered numerous stories, ranging from the capture of Wichitas notorious BTK serial killer, to the conviction of Martha Stewart. She also reported on a documentary about the story of Kendra Webdale, a young woman who was pushed in front of an oncoming New York subway by a man suffering from severe schizophrenia, and an award-winning story about a little boy who underwent a groundbreaking bran surgery in Australia, which helped to persuade doctors to start doing the operation here in the United States.

Previously, she was the anchor of MSNBCs NBC News @Issue, which provided NBC News anchors and correspondents a forum to discuss important news topics of the day.

Prior to joining MSNBC, Magnus covered the media and information industries for CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, reporting on the news and entertainment industries, the Internet and other new media. Before that, she was a correspondent for Eye to Eye, the CBS primetime news magazine from December 1992 to August 1995.

From April 1991 to December 1992, she was the CBS News health and medical correspondent, reporting regularly for the CBS Evening News. She joined CBS in April 1990 as a general assignment correspondent in New York. She was also co-anchor, with Robert Krulwich, of the Friday editions of America Tonight from October 1990 to March 1991.

Magnus has an extensive background in television reporting and anchoring. She was a principal anchor for USA Today: The Television Show for one year. She served as an anchor for ABCs World News This Morning, and she did the news segments for Good Morning America. Magnus was also an ABC News correspondent based in Chicago from August 1985 to January 1987.
She and her husband Bob Mayer, a television producer, live in Hastings-on-Hudson, with their two sons.

  2007 MSNBC Interactive


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