The segment on Diane Sawyer's World News show unexpectedly aired last night. We received notification only hours in advance. John Quinones and Sarah Netter spent two full days with us and Paul & Jan Cottage shooting hours of footage, so we were anxious to see how the final piece was edited.
We were pleased that the focus was generally on expats moving abroad with Cuenca basically serving as a backdrop for the story. An interesting statistic quoted was that almost 350,000 Americans are receiving their Social Security payments in another country. Since I and most everyone I know have payments deposited in a US bank account the true number of expats must be staggering.
It was fun to see a family photo we furnished the network showing up.
One minute and fifty seconds later, it was over. All in all I think the story was well done and we were honored to be asked to participate.
Here's the link to the segment plus an accompanying article:
American retirees stretch their dollars in Ecuador
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