ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 16, 2000
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) How the medical problem of childhood asthma is assessed by pediatrician Dr. Michael Rich presented; videos shown of asthma patients at home. [RICH - explains his approach to studying the natural history of childhood asthma; outlines what the tapes indicate about the patients' shame and their experiences of illness.] [23-year-old Melina EMMANUEL - describes her fears of death due to not being able to breathe.] [12-year-old Katie BROKUS - wonders why asthma happens to her.] Video shown of Katie at age 8 with her mother.
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