Wednesday on Lubbock's First News, Joan Lunden, host of Good Morning America for seventeen years, talked with Tom and Laura about the changing values and methods in journalism over the years. She also discussed her platform on women's health.

Lunden said, "I am a health and wellness advocate and a women's advocate." Although she was the daughter of a doctor, Lunden pursued a broadcasting career that she observed "is another form of helping people take better care of themselves and make better decisions about their lives"

Lunden noted the distinct changes in journalistic reporting over the years. She reflected on the time when news reporting strove to remain unbiased. Lunden observed "now, you're really encouraged to give your opinion and be as provocative as your can possibly be." She also described the transition from a slower style of reporting that took more time to gather stories from various source to a focus on live, immediate, and spontaneous reporting. Lunden believes that these changes have an impact on political and other outcomes.

After leaving Good Morning American, Lunden moved on to promote women's health. She noted that a major point of her platform is helping women know how to deal with stress levels that have been increasing as women have become more prominent in the workforce. She said, "how we invest in our health and our lives today is going to affect our quality of life twenty or thirty  years from now."

Lunden will be speaking at the Lubbock Women's Club Speaker Series to be hosted on October 17 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Tickets to this event can be purchased here. To read more on Lunden's work, check out her blog.

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