Video Interviews

In December 2018, Executive Director Suzanne Robotti and Community Manager Karen Calechman held a virtual Town Hall, answering questions from members about DES and taking a look back at the successes of the past year.

Our November interview was with Dr. Gary Levine, Radiologist and Breast Screening Specialist. DES Action USA Community Manager Karen Calechman interviewed him on November 2, focusing on issues specific to DES Daughters, including the difficulty of finding tumors in women who have dense breast tissue as a result of DES exposure.

In September, Executive Director Suzanne Robotti interviewed DES researcher Linda Titus. (FYI, we were unable to produce the video of our October Facebook Live event.)

In August, as part of our 40th Anniversary celebration, we asked former executive Director Fran Howell and former Program Director Kari Christiansen to talk about the grassroots activism around DES awarenes and how that led to the formation of DES Action.


 

This Facebook Live interview with Susan Helmrich, DES Daughter and co-founder of DES Cancer Network, took place on July 18, 2018.

 

This Facebook Live interview with Dr. Nita Karnik Lee took place on June 17, 2018.

 

DES Action Executive Director Su Robotti interviewed Dr. Nita Karnik Lee on June 17, 2018. Dr. Lee is an ob/gyn with a specialty in oncology. She has done DES research with Dr. Arthur Herbst’s group at the University of Chicago .

 

This video was live on May 18 at 47pm ET: A talk about DES and Gender by DES Researcher Jacquelyne Luce, PhD.

May 18, 2018: DES Action Community Manager Karen Calechman introduces Jacquelyne Luce, PhD, Principal Investigator and Visiting Lecturer in Gender Studies, Mount Holyoke College. Dr. Luce talked about her research project involving DES and gender identity.

 

This video was live on April 18 at 7pm ET: An interview with DES lawyer Michael London.

 

On Wednesday, March 21, DES Action USA Executive Director Su Robotti interviewed Susan Bell, author of the book, DES Daughters: Embodied Knowledge, and the Transformation of Women’s Health Politics in the Late Twentieth Century. Among the topics: The way DES Daughters came together to identify and communicate the medical problems caused by DES.

 

In February 2018, DES Action USA Executive Director Su Robotti interviewed Peabody Award-winning documentarian Judith Helfand about her movie A Healthy Baby Girl (February) and

 

We chatted with Dave Fuehrer, creator of the StupidCancer app. Dave’s team added DES-exposed as one of the communities on the free app (right now, only for iPhone. Android soon.)


A little after minute 7 a guest named Susan tells her touching story, but there were problems with the sound. She repeats the story for us at about minute 26.

 

This Facebook Live interview with Dr. Nita Karnik Lee took place on June 17, 2018.

DES Action Executive Director Su Robotti interviewed Dr. Nita Karnik Lee on June 17, 2018. Dr. Lee is an ob/gyn with a specialty in oncology. She has done DES research with Dr. Arthur Herbst’s group at the University of Chicago .

This video was live on May 18 at 47pm ET: A talk about DES and Gender by DES Researcher Jacquelyne Luce, PhD.

May 18, 2018: DES Action Community Manager Karen Calechman introduces Jacquelyne Luce, PhD, Principal Investigator and Visiting Lecturer in Gender Studies, Mount Holyoke College. Dr. Luce talked about her research project involving DES and gender identity.

This video was live on April 18 at 7pm ET: An interview with DES lawyer Michael London.

 

On Wednesday, March 21, DES Action USA Executive Director Su Robotti interviewed Susan Bell, author of the book, DES Daughters: Embodied Knowledge, and the Transformation of Women’s Health Politics in the Late Twentieth Century. Among the topics: The way DES Daughters came together to identify and communicate the medical problems caused by DES.

In February 2018, DES Action USA Executive Director Su Robotti interviewed Peabody Award-winning documentarian Judith Helfand about her movie A Healthy Baby Girl (February) and

 

We chatted with Dave Fuehrer, creator of the StupidCancer app. Dave’s team added DES-exposed as one of the communities on the free app (right now, only for iPhone. Android soon.)


A little after minute 7 a guest named Susan tells her touching story, but there were problems with the sound. She repeats the story for us at about minute 26.