CNN’s “Filling the Blank” available on Internet.

“Filling the Blank” is on the Internet and will air on CNN en Espanol this weekend and next week.  The Gene Guillotine book update coming soon.

There are four parts to the documentary:





World’s Untold Stories webpage is:

The preview may be seen here:

CNN en Espanol:

CNN en Espanol will air the documentary again this weekend and next week. The times are below:

CNN en Español: Feb 26 at 2pm ET & 8pm ET; Feb 27 at 3am ET & 1pm ET.

CNN en Español: March 2 at 7am ET & 1pm ET.

I do not know if the Spanish version of “Filling the Blank” will be available online.

What is your reaction to this documentary?

Update on The Gene Guillotine and CNN’s “Filling the Blank” February 19th

(Feb. 25, 2011) Newest update- CNN’s documentary is available on Internet! See full update here.


(Feb. 18, 2011) The Gene Guillotine: An Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Memoir has reached the second stage of formatting proofs and weighs in at just over 300 pages. Self-publishing is more involved and complicated than I imagined. I sent out a handful of review copies and am pleased with the great testimonials the book has received. I’ve held this book close due to the sensitive nature of genetic Alzheimer’s, now I am beginning to share it with more than my book team.

CNN International:
This is available to those who have CNN International. However, I have heard there is online streaming of CNN International. This means you may be able to watch “Filling the Blank” documentary on your computer *only* at the same time it airs on CNN International TV. The link I have found for this is: it is on the website If you have trouble finding it, search on Justin for CNN + Live + International.

February 19th GMT 1400, 2100 (EST-9am, 4pm) and (PST- 6am, 1pm)
February 20th GMT 1000 (EST – 5am) and (PST- 2am)

CNN en Espanol “Filling the Blank”
This is available to those who have CNN en Espanol and is in Spanish.
Feb 26 at (EST-2pm, 8pm) and (PST 11am, 5pm, 12 midnight)
Feb 27 at (EST-3am, 1pm) and (PST 10am)
March 2 at (EST-7am, 1pm) and (PST 4am, 10am)

CNN Domestic, (USA)
CNN Domestic will not be airing “Filling the Blank”. I don’t have any more information.

Watch CNN’s “Filling the Blank” Trailer at:

More information on World’s Untold Stories can be found at:

Stay informed, get updates.

CNN’s “Filling The Blank” airing on February 19th

(Feb. 25, 2011) Newest update- CNN’s documentary is available on Internet! See full update here.


(Feb. 3, 2011) CNN’s Untold Stories will air “Filling The Blank” again on February 19, 2011. Here is the link to the trailer. This information is from their web page that also has new content, extra footage and articles about early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. My aunt, Julie Noonan Lawson and I were quoted in Alzheimer Cluster Sparks Dream of Cure by Felipe Barral. A friend here in the United States was able to watch “Filling The Blank” this past weekend through CNN’s International online streaming.

My manuscript, The Gene Guillotine, has received great feedback from reviewers. This week, I have been navigating technical issues. These technical issues feel like I’m banging my head against the wall. Now, I’m waiting for my editors to review additional formatting edits before it will go back to the book designer for round two of the book formatting.

I underestimated what is involved in self-publishing, I thought the book would be done by now. It’s a full time job. I keep moving forward, unaware of where the end actually lies. Is the light I see the end of the tunnel, or another oasis?

Update on CNN’s “Filling The Blank”

(Feb. 25, 2011) Newest update- CNN’s documentary is available on Internet! See full update here.


Jan. 27, 2011

I have just learned that CNN domestic will NOT air “Filling The Blank” at this time.

I am frustrated and disappointed. However, I have been assured it will still be shown on CNN International and CNN Espanol on January 29, 2011. My Aunt Julie Noonan Lawson reminds me “that our message will still be delivered and after viewing the trailer, it looks like it will be a powerful piece. That is the ultimate goal.” We want to raise awareness about early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

I hope CNN domestic will eventually air this documentary so my friends, backers and supporters here in the United States will also be able to see “Filling The Blank.”

The link to the trailer is:

Airing times:

CNN International:
Sat 1/29 and 2/12: 8am ET, 4pm ET
Sun 1/30 and 2/13: 7am ET, 9pm ET

CNN en Espanol:
Sat 1/29: 2pm ET, 8pm ET
Sun 1/30: 3am ET, 1pm ET, 7pm ET
Wed 2/2: 7am ET, 1pm ET

Preview for “Filling The Blank” a CNN Documentary

The trailer to the documentary was released ( It is beautiful, moving, and sad. I am honored to be one person among hundreds involved in this documentary.
I’ve been crying all day. It’s weird to see my teary face on TV, hear the pain in my relatives voices, listen to doctors, and watch other families equally desperate. We are all hoping, praying, exposing ourselves for one thing: A CURE!

Who’s who?
I’m the runner in the beginning, then at 2:37 and 3:22.
My aunt Julie is at 0:15 with my aunt Fran. Fran appears around 90 years old, she was only in her mid-fifties at the time. Julie is also at 3:12.
My uncle Eryc is at 0:26 with my uncle Butch. Like Fran, Butch appears to be in his 90’s, he was 58.
Butch 0.35, 0.49, 3.10
Fran 0.15, 0.20
Family 0.27, 2.45, 3.10, 3.17
Photo of Grandma and Grandpa 3:18
Photo of Mom and Dad 3:20

The Gene Guillotine Update:
Between the tissues, I am working with Terri, a graphic designer, for my publishing company logo; setting up business accounts for my publishing company; deciding on book categories; calculating book price based on wholesale price, discounts, costs, and miscellaneous fees; and purchasing ISBN numbers.
A couple hours ago, I received the first book proof in a digital file. I will look it over, ask for a few alterations, and then have three copies printed and bound like a real book! One for me, one for Amberly, my current editor, and one for Jerry, a new editor I hired today. After their feedback, there will probably be a few more changes. Followed by the first print run.
My tentative hope is to send books to Kickstater backers in the next two weeks. Then release the book to the public in three weeks. However, nothing seems to be as easy, smooth, or fast as my totally inexperienced publishing mind anticipates. I’m like a kid on December 1st asking how long until Christmas. If I ask ten times a day, will it arrive sooner?