AMERICAN HEALTH NETWORK OFFENDS
Catalyst June Issue 1997
Most people have a good image of American Health Network, the cable TV channel that offers advice on how to stay healthy. That is why we were struck by an offensive ad it recently published.
The ad shows a picture of the head of a nun in habit, “Sister Mary Elizabeth,” with the inscription, “Don’t do that you’ll go blind.” Below this it says, “Everybody thinks they’re a doctor. Fortunately, on America’s Health Network, everybody really is.” The rest of the ad is similar.
The league expressed its objections to this ad and has asked the network to reconsider its decision to publish it.