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Forced to Be Fit (School Physical Education) Part III #877202

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 08, 2007
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(Nashville: Katie Couric) National Insts. of Health statistics on obesity and life expectancy cited.

(El Paso, Texas: Cynthia Bowers) A revolutionary experiment to shape up America's kids in Texas with required physical education in the schools featured; scenes shown from a suburban Dallas middle school; statistics on adolescent physical fitness cited. [Lewisville, Texas, state senator Jane NELSON†- calls this the most serious health crisis.] [Student Garrett BRAUN†- backs a system for measuring the kids' fitness levels.] [The Cooper Clinic Dr. Kenneth COOPER - comments on the fitness program for kids.] [El Paso student Valerie GARCIA - explains why she wrote a letter to Senator Nelson.]

Couric, Katie;
Bowers, Cynthia

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