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Obesity Series, Pt. III: Attitudes

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Obesity Series, Pt. III: Attitudes

Obesity Series, Pt. III: Attitudes

Obesity Series, Pt. III: Attitudes

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As more Americans become obese, the number of views on being overweight multiply: Fat is beautiful. Fat costs us money. You can be fit and fat. Being fat is worse than smoking. We'll look at American attitudes about obesity.

Guests:

Peter Stearns
*Provost and professor of history at George Mason University
* Author of Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West (New York University Press, revised 2001)

Jonathan Rouch
*Senior writer for the National Journal
*Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly
*Writer in Residence at the Brookings Institution

Donna Jarrell
*Co-editor, What Are You Looking At?: The First Fat Fiction Anthology (Harvest Books, 2003)