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On “Nyberg” Amy Speaks For Others

After more than 30 years on the air,  I have started a new online talk show on News 8 (abc) called “NYBERG.” The topics will be wide ranging and they will run all different lengths, that is the beauty of on line. They are on demand, so any time you want to view them be my guest. It is my hope that you will learn a lot, this will be way beyond the usual “sound bite” on the evening news. I am a story teller and I am getting to really sink my teeth into this show, and I am thrilled about it.

The theme song, called “Lost and Found” was written by musicians in a band called “Addison Station.” It was recorded at Pat Keogh Sound Design in Wallinford, Connecticut. My desire was to promote as many Connecticut folks as possible in the development of this show and I have done that. At the end of each show, credits roll, we used to do that all of the time, but that is now rare. So there are shout outs to everyone who has helped me get this online, and I have deep gratitude for that, this has been a long time in coming, nearly three years. To director, Michael Petshaft, thank you so much.

The oak pedestal table came from ACME Office Furniture Company, Inc. in New Haven, Connecticut and the vintage chairs came from the Clinton Antique Center in Clinton, Connecticut. Hats off to Rob Greenberg and his Dad, Alan for helping me put the table together.

“NYBERG” kicked off on June 13th, 2012 with a very tough topic about a horrific rape case in New Haven, Connecticut in March of 2009 in which the victim, a young Connecticut woman, just 25 years old, was brutally assaulted and left for dead.  Her attacker was caught and tried and sentenced to 80 years behind bars.

“Amy” recounts for the first time outside the courtroom what happened after she gave a co-worker a ride home from their workplace. That night her life was forever changed. This is very rare that someone would speak in detail about what happened. I an in awe of her strength. Her desire now is to be a advocate for woman who have been assaulted and help them find their way back. Here is her courageous story.

*****Amy is now married and has a little boy.