Meltdown mania hits TV Tuesday |

Meltdown mania hits TV Tuesday

The “Today” show has changed the date it will air an interview with Nevada County Meltdown Challenge leader Carole Carson. The morning show’s crew, which planned to air the piece today, will be in the county Tuesday.

Carson got a call from “Today” show representatives at 11 p.m. Wednesday notifying her of the date change.

The interview from Carson’s home is scheduled for 5 a.m. Tuesday, to be broadcast live on the East Coast at 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. It will be broadcast on KCRA Sacramento at 7 a.m. local time.

The Meltdown, proposed by Carson in her health column for The Union, now involves more than 600 area residents working in teams to lose weight over eight weeks. As of Thursday, participants had reported a loss of more than 2,000 pounds.

For more details and news about the Meltdown, visit on the Web.

Carson’s concept and its subsequent success has garnered national attention. The Los Angeles Times published a story about the Meltdown on Wednesday.

Carson was interviewed by KGO radio in San Francisco on Thursday. She said she challenged the city to meet or beat Nevada County on weight loss. The station is considering leading the challenge, she said.

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