Earlier this week, I was contacted by Taurence Armstrong, a Production Assistant for the Anderson Cooper Show.
Here are excerpts of his email to me:
Our show realizes that bullying is a major problem and needs national attention — and we really want to shine a light on the issue.
We are looking for bullies, victims, and their parents, who may be willing to share their stories with us. We want to arm the victims both on set and in our audiences with the tools needed to become, as you said, survivors. We want to help the bullies understand the issue to the best of our abilities, with trained experts. We want parents to understand the harmful ramifications of bullying, and why they must act now.
We want as many stories as we can get. Our producers also want two-sided stories, ones where we can talk to a bully and a victim, with integrity and all necessary precautions.
We plan on empowering our audience on this issue, and with your help, I hope we can. We plan on taping the show next week, so we need stories as soon as possible. Please don't hesitate to reach out to your network.
Please update me as soon as you can. Again, a pleasure talking to you!
Production Assistant, "Anderson"
If you, or someone you know can help Taurence, please email him at Taurence.Armstron@andersoncooper.com