by Marion Nestle
Aug 21 2007

I do miss Peter Jennings

I’ve just been sent a YouTube link to the Peter Jennings special of a few years ago (2004?) titled “How to get fat without even trying.” It’s a remarkable look at how food company marketing practices encourage obesity. This is not exactly an unbiased opinion, since I am in it. More than that, when he began our interview, Peter Jennings told me he had read my book, Food Politics, and was basing the program on it. I was so stunned by this that I can’t remember another word. I wish he was still with us.


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  • Nicole
  • August 21, 2007
  • 11:47 am

Marion, I would like to thank you for all of the work you’ve done concerning these issues. I often find myself wanting to comment and ask questions on a more intellectual and scientific level – but, I’m overcome with emotion (and sometimes anger), and the desire to contribute to social change.

Thank you for your work, you are a true humanitarian. It has inspired me to talk to friends and family about what we can do to change policy.

  • Marion
  • August 24, 2007
  • 5:19 pm

Thanks so much for this. Makes my week.

The sound of his voice is forever embedded in my memory. I miss him too. This program is a wonderful legacy from Peter to food activists. Thank you, Marion, this means so much to me.

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