- Reporter's Notebook: ABC News- Poll Measures Iraqi Public Opinion
For the first time since the war and the occupation, the Iraqi people have been surveyed about their feelings, beliefs and opinions. Iraqis were trained as interviewers to conduct a poll supervised by Oxford Research International for a number of organizations, including the BBC and ABC News. ABC News Polling Director Gary Langer says Iraqi's opinions about their lives displayed a "striking level of optimism."
America's Obesity Crisis
With two-thirds of Americans overweight or obese, -too many [people] are eating themselves to death.- That-s from the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson, who-s promoting more exercise and healthier diets. Although obesity may soon overtake smoking as the nation-s leading cause of preventable death, there-s bitter controversy over who-s to blame and what to do. The Bush White House supports a ban on lawsuits against fast food outlets for making consumers fat. Is it a question of personal responsibility or is the fast-food industry promoting a dangerous addiction? Should government intervene or get out of the way? Warren Olney speaks with journalists, nutrition and weight management professionals, and the head of a national restaurant industry association.