Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Monday, October 13, 2008

TiVo Alert: Oprah and the Omnivore's Dilemma

Posted By on Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 5:06 PM


(Photo via

By Meredith Brody

Tune in tomorrow (Tuesday, October 14th) to see investigative reporter Lisa Ling (who's kicked over the traces of the three years she spent as "the young one" on The View) educate Oprah on why it's important to know, as the teaser has it, "Why we all need to know where our food comes from," on ABC's channel 7 at 4 p.m.

Ling, whose website includes a mission statement -- "I want to raise consciousness about issues and stories that don't always make the headlines" -- is reporting on how we treat the animals we eat. From the video clip available online, it looks like some farmers (and farming practices, including egg production) will be put on the hot seat.

With Proposition 2 on California's upcoming ballot, which has prominent supporters on both sides of the issue, and the documentary Food Inc. still looking for a distributor, this looks like a timely show.

Here's hoping Oprah doesn't get sued by chicken farmers - when she said on her show about mad cow disease, a.k.a. BSE, that her new knowledge "just stopped me cold from eating another burger," she was sued by a group of Texas beef producers. (She won. But there was collateral damage: during the trial, she was counseled by one Dr. Phil. Look where that got us.)

We love you, Michael Pollan. We love you, Alice Waters. But when Oprah speaks, America listens!

  • Pin It

Tags: , , ,

About The Author

Janine Kahn


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"