NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 17, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Robert Hager) Controversy over new weight standards featured; examples of major athletes considered "overweight" by new standard given. [Saint Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Dr. Xavier PI-SUNYER - says over half the US is overweight; describes risks of extra weight.] [Shape Up America Barbara MOORE - says United States is obsessed with thinness.] [PEOPLE - express views on standards.] [University of California at Los Angeles Dr. Robert HEBER - describes situations for weight gain and strategies for weight loss.]
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