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Nightline #952518

ABC Special for Thursday, Nov 12, 2009

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  • Taped segment with Brian Rooney (ABC), weight loss trial participants Meg Evans‡ and Chris Dickerson‡, Scripps Institute obesity specialist Dr. Ken Fujioka, San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center Dr. Michelle Look, Yale University obesity specialist Dr. David Katz, and Arena Pharmaceuticals President/CEO Jack Lief re: encouraging clinical trials for three new weight loss pills: Qnexa, Contrave, and Lorcaserin.
  • Taped segment with Lisa Ling (ABC), former pornography actor Darren James‡, Sharon Mitchell‡ of the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation, Vivid Entertainment CEO Steve Hirsch‡, pornography actor Nikki Jayne‡, Mike Weinstein‡ of the AIDS Health Care Foundation, and unidentified others re: the issue of condom use related to the possibility of contracting HIV for actors in the porn industry.
  • Taped segment with Jeffrey Kofman (ABC), cacao expert Francisco Betancour‡, and Chocolates El Rey CEO Jorge Redmond re: efforts to develop the chocolate industry in Venezuela.
  • A brief update by Terry Moran re: the legal penalties pending against the parents responsible for last month’s “balloon boy” hoax.
  • Reporter(s):
    Rooney, Brian;
    Ling, Lisa;
    Kofman, Jeffrey

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