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Geoff Adams-Spink

News 24 (July 2005)

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DV
DVB Cornwall
I'll admit to feeling somewhat 'uncomfortable' about seeing him on News24 today but the report on hearing aids was very good,

more on him www.bbc.co.uk ouch writers geoffadamsspink

I hope that he appears more on the channel. He should do as well as Peter White has done.
PE
Pete Founding member
DVB Cornwall posted:
I'll admit to feeling somewhat 'uncomfortable' about seeing him on News24 today but the report on hearing aids was very good,


in what way? does he talk funny?
NG
noggin Founding member
No - Geoff has a number of Thalidomide related disabilities, which are apparent in pieces to camera.

His package on hearing aids on News 24 was really interesting - particularly the technology and development aspects. (Hearing Aids haven't really developed at the same pace as mass-market technology like iPods - in both performance and just as importantly design-aesthetic terms)

It was a well produced and interesting package - though I do wish reporters with disabilities were able to cover non-disability affairs issues sometimes (Frank Gardner is obviously an exception to this rule, but an understandable one, as he was well known in his area prior to his injuries) - though I also accept that a reporter with a disability may well have an insight into the disabilities area that another reporter without disability may not.
MA
Magoo
I believe that Geoff Adams-Spink does report on issues other than Disability Affairs. Indeed, for a long time, I knew him as a reporter on Radio Five Live's "Euronews" and as such did not realise he had the afore-mentioned disabilities which of course, are only apparent on a visual basis. I have heard him cover various stories throughout Europe including the train bombings in Madrid, so I would assume that he himself likes to get away from covering purely disability-related issues.

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