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UCI stuttering expert to appear on top Brazilian news show

As one of the world's leading experts on stuttering, Dr. Gerald Maguire of UC Irvine Medical Center is accustomed to…

April 7, 2009

As one of the world’s leading experts on stuttering, Dr. Gerald Maguire of UC Irvine Medical Center is accustomed to media attention, but nothing can compare to his upcoming appearance on Brazilian television that will be seen by 30 million viewers. While he was presenting at a conference there last week, the folks at “Fantástico!” – a highly respected Sunday-evening news magazine show on the Globo network – interviewed him about his cutting-edge research and treatment of stuttering at UCI’s Center for the Medical Treatment of Stuttering, and Maguire’s own experiences as a stutterer. Considered the “60 Minutes” of Brazil, “Fantástico!” has been on the air 35 years and is one of the top-rated TV shows in the world. Maguire’s segment will air Sunday, April 12, so if you’re in Rio, tune in.