Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Day with Pro-LifeTelevision Host LouAnn Edwards

I’ve always loved asking questions. My kids hate that about me. Year after year at back to school nights they’d dive under their desks at the teacher’s familiar invitation “Does anyone have any questions?” I always did.

Now that I’m hosting a pro-life TV talk show I get to ask them every day. Most of the Saturdays of our show tapings begin with me going over a few facts with the guests, waiting patiently for the mikes to be clipped on and praying silently that God’s message will be brought out in the interview. He never fails me! From celebrities to retired folk, we have been blessed with men women and children who have shared their joys, triumphs and heartaches in the hopes that someone else may be helped and God will use their story for good.

It would be so hard to pick a favorite, but I can’t help remembering the children. Little Hannah, the “Snowflake Baby” who looked bravely at our camera and proclaimed “Please let us live.”  David, the Broadway star of “Cats” who shared his personal story of two aborted children. Jill Stanek, the nurse who witnessed a Christian hospital doing early labor abortions and refusing to stop. Some of these guests gave me what I like to call “goose-bumpy” moments. Like the time I asked Jill what she’d like to say this minute to a nurse that’s on her way to work in a place doing abortions. The room fell silent as she looked directly at the camera and said “Don’t do it. Don’t go. Say SOMETHING…today.”  I have a feeling somebody out there did.

So how many people watch our show and how many lives have been saved? Only God knows. We will never fully know the impact of our show while on this earth, and we’re okay with that. In the meantime, we’ll keep searching for those heartfelt stories of God’s redeeming grace and forgiveness and more ways to share hope for choosing life! 

Editor's Note: LouAnn Edwards is the host of the Woman 2 Woman Television Program sponsored by Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation. It airs in the Portland metro area on the following days and times: Wednesday, channel 21 @ 10:30PM; Friday, channel 11 @ 2:30pm; Sunday, channel 21 @ 9:30PM. When she's not rounding up guests, LouAnn likes to write humorous essays and articles. Her latest e-book, "Don't Make Me Laugh, Can't You See I'm in The Middle of a Crisis?" can be previewed at: www.myaudiobook.org

1 comment:

  1. LouAnn, thanks for sharing how you are promoting LIFE! As a former guest on Woman 2 Woman, I can testify to your ability to ask good questions. May God continue to bless you as you speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves!