WPIX 11 – Jeff Varner visits Who’s Your Daddy Truck
Jeff Varner of WPIX-11 takes a look at the Who’s Your Daddy Truck: (transcription of news report):
JEFF VARNER (on the streets of NYC): OK, I admit it, sometimes I don’t claim mine, but I do know who my dad is. That’s a burning question for a lot of people in America who don’t have the answer, and need it. DNA clinics will charge about 700 bucks a pop for a test. Now, they’ll come to your own neighborhood, and for half the price!
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JARED ROSENTHAL: A lot of laughs, people hang out their windows taking pictures.
PASSERBY 1: Who’s your baby daddy! It’s crazy!
JEFF: It may not be the next generation of paternity tests….(turns to a passerby) Do you know who your daddy is?
PASSERBY 2: Yes I do! Thank God!
JEFF: …but it’s pretty darn convenient! A DNA lab on wheels!
JARED: When we’re out there, it gets the message out to folks that it’s available if you need it.
JEFF: Jared Rosenthal and his Health Street team are turning heads with a groundbreaking low cost solution to a big problem. And only in New York!
JARED: We do the legal DNA test, which means that the results of the test can be used for any legal purpose. Sometimes child support, sometimes custody. This is major drama. This is probably one of the most serious events in a life. To have a child and to find out you are not the father.
JEFF: A quick swab and a result in the mail.
PASSERBY 1: It’s a good thing for people to know that they don’t have to have that pressure to go to some agency. It’s right here in your neighborhood.
JARED: If they’re interested – and a lot of times they might know somebody who might benefit from this test – then they take a flyer and make a referral.
PASSERBY 2: It’s great. This is going to keep people on the straight and narrow. It’s awesome. Keep doing it!
JEFF: In Washington Heights, this is Jeff Varner, PIX 11 News.