Meredith Viera

Bed bugs on Today with Meredith Viera and Janice Lieberman, today

December 8, 2008

The video below, from the the Today Show, focuses on the tenacity of bed bugs (giving the example of one family who spent $6000 on treatment and then had a dog come in because they still had bed bugs). What went wrong? It contains some not quite precise information (Bill Whitstine of Florida Canine Academy […]

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bed bugs in the media: the Today Show, Tuesday morning

November 19, 2007

There is a segment planned for NBC’s Today Show tomorrow about bed bugs. I am sure it is a coincidence that I criticized Meredith Viera’s recent recommendation on the Today show that viewers recycle used mattresses via Craigslist and Freecycle. But I am glad they’re doing it, all the same. Update 11/20: University of California […]

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Today show recommends sharing used mattresses on Craigslist, Freecycle

November 6, 2007

On the Today show this morning, Katie Couric Meredith Viera said, “You can’t live in New York without finding old mattresses and TVs along the curbside because people don’t know what else to do with them. But there is someone who will take them.” Her interviewee, Chip Giller of, suggested going to Craigslist or […]

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