Yesterday’s 5pm show was extremely informative as it featured Ebola experts answering questions from a live studio-audience. Glenn explains an odd incident last night and how one audience member had to be turned away because of their alleged close connection to those working on the Ebola patient who has since died.
"Now, let me tell you what happened yesterday in the studios," Glenn said. "So yesterday we were having the Ebola show. And we're like, hey, anybody have any questions for Ebola, come on by the studios. So our staff, everybody is screened outside of the building for security."
"And so everybody is outside. And there's -- you know, there's the big signs, can somebody get one of those signs in the back on the back loading dock, the signs for the audience that says all the rules on it? So these -- you know, we put these signs out and we put these tents out and everything and people have to park in a certain place and they come out and then we have our audience wranglers meet them and screen them and they will them what they can bring in and what they can't."
"One of the guys who's one of the last guys, he comes in to the table and he's still outside the building. And something he says about being a nurse at Presbyterian Hospital. Like, do you know any of the nurses? Well, yes, I'm one of them. That sends off a few alarm bells," Glenn explained.
"So they alert security. He stands out and he was very nice. But he was not allowed to come in obviously to the studio. But here's a guy that was apparently in the room as one of the nurses and decided to come by the studios. This is not a good idea. You know what? Maybe you should stay out of crowds for a while," Glenn said.
The incident prompted Glenn to post the below on Facebook:
This is how close Ebola hits home. We just finished our Ebola show and I walked off the soundstage. I asked about the audience etc.
I was then informed that just before the audience was loaded in, an audience member was kept outside the building due to security.
"Why?" I asked. (Threats are not exactly rare so I wasn't shocked). But then I heard the answer.
It was a nurse who worked with the sick nurses and in the room with the victim who just died from Ebola. One of the team members. Really?
He was open and honest, kind and understanding. I would have loved to interviewed him and may on the radio OVER THE PHONE. But we did not let him into the building nor did he mix with the audience.
I had just said to my wife an hour before that we just can't gather in groups and I didn't think it was a good idea to go to my daughters ballet recital tonight. I felt like a bad dad, but, you never know who is sitting in the next seat.
This isn't some distant story for us in Dallas. This is our life! Crazy.
Am I wrong for wanting to be safe than sorry?
"Everybody else might be making fun, but this is real for us. It's really close to home," Glenn said.
Glenn said that someone claiming to be the nurse wrote on his Facebook post that he was upset to be outed by Glenn.
"These people should not be walking around, going into crowds," he said.