Shrek: A Character with Job Conflicts?
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
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Children's advocates want the animated character Shrek to get fired. He's being used as a government spokesman against obesity. But he's also involved in selling McDonald's. The coming Shrek movie has promotional ties with Happy Meals, and Snickers, and M&Ms, and Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, Pop-Tarts and Cheez-Its. The Department of Health and Human Services will keep its spokesman, though, saying it doesn't object to the occasional treat.
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