KQED’s ‘Bay Window’ Series Tonight Examines Children and Asthma
KQED's "Bay Window," a documentary series that examines issues affecting the Bay area and communities nationwide, tonight will focus on increasing asthma rates among children in the United States. The one-hour program, titled "Children and Asthma," will include profiles of children and their families living in the Bay View/Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco, Harlem and the Bronx in New York City and in central Iowa. The program will air at 9 p.m. on KQED Public Television 9. Check local listings for broadcast times on other public television stations statewide. KQED also will host an online discussion immediately following the broadcast at 10 p.m. with guests Dr. Harold Farber, author and pediatric pulmonologist with Kaiser Permanente Northern California; Dr. Ira Tager, professor of epidemiology at the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health and Megan Webb, former director of the Community Action to Fight Asthma, a state-wide network of twelve coalitions seeking to reduce indoor and outdoor environmental risk factors among school-aged children with asthma. In addition, the program's Web site includes a virtual, interactive house illustrating potential health risks, a checklist of asthma triggers, a list of resources, information for classroom teaching on asthma, a transcript of the show and information in Spanish (KQED release, 10/26). A video excerpt from the program is available in RealPlayer online.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.