APA findings broadcast from New York to Japan

by Public Relations Staff

October 23, 2008—The 2008 American Psychological Association (APA) Stress in America survey was unveiled to the media in New York City on October 7. Katherine Nordal, PhD, Executive Director for Professional Practice, presented survey findings and information on more effectively managing stress and when to seek professional help.

Dr. Nordal was joined by Karina Davidson, PhD, president of Division 38, and Rick Millard, PhD, long-Dr.Catherine Nordal-APA Findings Broadcast from NY to Japantime APA member and president of U.S. Industry Groups of Harris Interactive, which was commissioned by APA to conduct the study.

In the days and weeks following the media launch, Dr. Nordal and APA Public Education Campaign (PEC) Coordinators gave television, newspaper, radio and online interviews across the country and the world.

At press time, the survey had been featured in more than 100 newspaper articles and on more than 500 television segments.

National television coverage

  • Today Show interviewed Dr. Nordal

  • CBS Early Show interviewed Dr. Nordal

  • CBS Evening News ran Dr. Nordal's interview from the morning show

  • NBC Nightly News interviewed Dr. Nordal

  • Oprah featured the survey results

  • CNN National and CNN En Espanol National interviewed Angela Londono-McConnell, PhD, PEC for Georgia

  • Good Day Chicago interviewed Nancy Molitor, PhD, PEC for Illinois

  • KNBC Los Angeles interviewed Jana Martin, PhD, PEC for California

  • WJW Fox Cleveland interviewed Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, former PEC for Ohio

  • Fox Business News interviewed Dr. Nordal

  • Fox Denver interviewed Stephanie Smith, PsyD, PEC for Colorado

  • Inside Edition interviewed Dr. Nordal


National newspaper and online news coverage

  • USA Today

  • Washington Post

  • The New York Times

  • Chicago Tribune

  • Atlanta Journal Constitution

  • Los Angeles Times

  • Detroit News

  • Time.com

  • Newsweek

  • Orlando Sentinel

  • WebMD.com

National radio coverage

  • CNN

  • CBS interviewed Lynn Bufka, PhD, Assistant Executive Director, Practice Research and Policy, APA Practice Directorate

  • WTOP

  • Radio Caracol, broadcast in Miami and Los Angeles, interviewed Dr. Londono-McConnell in Spanish

International coverage

  • FBN National Television in Canada interviewed Dr. Nordal

  • Radio Caracol carried its interview with Dr. Londono-McConnell in Colombia, Panama, Chile and Mexico

  • Newstalk 93 FM in Jamaica interviewed Dr. Molitor

  • Japanese newspaper Nikkei

Dr. Nordal's quotes were also aired in international news programs: She was translated into Spanish in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, Dutch in Belgium, Italian in Italy, French in Canada and Danish in Denmark.