Gayle King Starts New Call-In Radio Show To Help Americans Cope With Loneliness Caused By Social-Distancing
“CBS This Morning” host, Gayle King, has found a way to turn the loneliness she’s been feeling due to the stay-at-home order into a positive thing. As a way to bring people together during this time, the 65-year-old journalist will be speaking with other Americans on her new radio show to hear how they’ve been coping with the coronavirus pandemic. As recently reported, Gayle King wasn’t afraid to let people know being single has made social-distancing a little difficult:
“It’s true, I’m single. And honest to God guys, I have never minded being single because my life is so full. I get to go to a lot of stuff. I know a lot of great people. So, I’ve never minded, but this is something… But now that this is it, it feels very, very daunting and actually very, very scary to me. Because I just think, there’s no end in sight. That’s what’s so troubling about this.”
“I’ve talked to single friends about this, Sheryl- men and women! I had a male friend of mine who said, ‘I’m even a loner, and this is very troubling to me.’ I think there is a good story there about why this bothers us.”
It seems that she found that story. During Gayle King’s new temporary satellite radio show people will be able to call in and share with her how social-distancing and self-quarantining have effected them.
“These are such surreal times. I look forward to hearing how everybody’s feeling and thinking … How do we navigate the uncertainty of this moment? As unsettling as this is, I believe we’ll make it through.”
The show will air on Thursday, April 23rd at 5 pm ET and air once a week for 5 weeks following its premiere. The call-in number is 1-888-947-8277.
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