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Midmorning: Autos and obesity

Posted at 7:50 AM on April 10, 2007 by Bill Wareham

The New York Auto Show is up and running this week, and despite concerns about gas prices and global warming, auto makers are showing off some of their newest high-powered gas guzzlers. At 9 a.m., an auto industry expert joins Kerri Miller to talk about some of the mixed messages being sent by the auto industry and the American public. Joe White is Detroit bureau chief and author of the Eyes on the Road column for the Wall Street Journal.

At 10 a.m., Kerri and her guests discuss a national PBS documentary that examines scientific and societal myths regarding obesity. Dr. Lee Kaplan is director of the Weight Center and Director of the Obesity Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and a gastroenterologist and molecular biologist and Associate Chief for Research of the MGH Gastrointestinal Unit; and Naomi Boak is the executive producer of the documentary FAT: What No One Is Telling You. She is also senior executive producer in the National Production Division at Twin Cities Public Television, and was executive producer of Emmy Award-winning The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's.