May 8, 2014 - Katie Couric

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The New York Senate engages in a spirited debate about yogurt, John Hodgman considers acquiring the Los Angeles Clippers, and Katie Couric discusses the obesity epidemic.

WELCOME TO THE DAILY SHOWMY NAME IS JON STEWART.

OH, WE HAVE A SHOW FOR YOUTONIGHT.

KATIE COURIC IS GOING TO BEHERE.

VERY EXCITED.

KATIE COURIC, DISCUSSING HER NEWDOCUMENTARY "FED UP," IS GOING

TO BE JOINING US.

BUT, MY FRIENDS, WE ON THIS SHOWDISCUSS POLITICS AND WE HAVE

SOMETIMES BEEN KNOWN TOCRITICIZE, LAMPOON--

( LAUGHTER )TO TAKE-- TO TAKE FUN AND POKE

IT.

( LAUGHTER )WELL, TONIGHT, WE REMOVE OUR

JESTER'S CAP IN RESPECTFULSALUTE TO DEMOCRACY ON PARADE.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I GIVE YOUTHE NEW YORK STATE SENATE.

>> THIS BILL WOULD DESIGNATEYOGURT AS THE OFFICIAL STATE

SNACK OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

( LAUGHTER )>> Jon: THAT, MY FRIENDS,

NEW YORK STATE SENATOR MICHAELRANZENHOFER.

AT THE BEHEST OF A LOCAL FOURTHGRADE CLASS ATTEMPTING TO BRING

FORTH INTO LAW AN OFFICIAL HONORFOR NEW YORK'S VAUNTED YOGURT

INDUSTRY, IT'S WHAT'S KNOWN INLEGISLATIVE CIRCLES AS GIMME.

A NO-BRAINER.

THE TYPE OF FEEL-GOOD,PRO-BUSINESS, AND PROBIOTIC--

>> WOULD THE SPONSOR YIELD FOR AFEW QUESTIONS?

>> Jon: WAIT, SPONSORYIELD?

YIELD FOR QUESTIONS?

WHO DARETH RISE?

( LAUGHTER )SENATOR RIVERA, WHAT

QUIBBLE DOTH THOU PROFFER.

>> AS FAR AS A STATE SNACK WHATEXACTLY ARE WE DEFINING AS A

SNACK HERE?

( LAUGHTER ).

>> Jon: TOUCHE.

A PHILOSOPHICAL QUERY.

YOUR ANSWER, SENATORRANZENHOFER.

>> I THINK IT'SSELF-EXPLANATORY.

I MEAN, YOU HAVE BREAKFAST,LUNCH, AND DINNER, AND THEN YOU

HAVE SNACKS.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE ).

>> Jon: I THINK WE'RE DONEHERE.

I BELIEVE THERE ARE NO FURTHERQUESTIONS.

PERHAPS WE CAN MOVE ON TO AVOTE.

>> DID YOU CONSIDER, SAY, THEPOTATO CHIP AS A POTENTIAL STATE

SNACK?

>> NO.

>> DID THE SPONSOR CONSIDERRAISINS AS THE POTENTIAL

OFFICIAL STATE SNACK?

>> NO.

>> DID THE SPONSOR CONSIDER,PERHAPS, PRETZELS AS THE

POTENTIAL STATE-- OFFICIAL STATESNACK?

>> NEVER.

>> Jon: NEVER!

I NEVER DID AND I NEVER SHALL!

FOR THE PRETZEL IS ANABOMINATION.

TO TAKE PERFECTLY GOOD DOUGH, TOTWIST IT, TO BAKE IT WITHIN AN

INCH OF ITS LIFE AND THEN TOSALT IT AS THE ROMANS DID TO

CARTHAGE.

IT IS OUTRAGE.

IT IS AN OUTRAGE.

( LAUGHTER )I DON'T LIKE PRETZELS.

( LAUGHTER )SORRY, SENATOR RIVERA, YOU

WEREN'T FINISHED?

>> WHAT IF, FOR YOU MR.PRESIDENT, THE PRETZEL WAS

DIPPED IN YOGURT? WOULD THATTHEN BE CONSIDERED -- COULD WE

CONSIDER THAT? THAT WOULD BE TWOIN ONE, MR. PRESIDENT?

( LAUGHTER )>> Jon: OH, MY GOD!

THIS GUY IS BATMAN.

( LAUGHTER )WHAT SAY YOU, SENATOR

HASSELHOFF?

>> YOGURT WOULD BE THE STATESNACK.

THE PRETZEL WOULD NOT.

>> Jon: THE PRETZEL, IF SODIPPED, WOULD BE THE STATE SNACK

CONVEYANCE, OR DELIVERY METHOD,FOR WHICH DESIGNATION I REFER TO

THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON SNACKTRANSPORTATION.

I'M TELLING YOU, THIS WAS MAYBETHE BEST 40 MINUTES ANY

LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER ANYWHERE INTHE COUNTRY HAS EVER SPENT.

BUT, OF COURSE, AS ALL GOODTHINGS MUST COME TO AN END, WE

DO HAVE TO MOVE TO A VOTE.

>> THROUGH YOU, THE SPONSORWOULD PLEASE YIELD.

>> Jon: ARE YOU ( BLEEP )KIDDING ME?

ALL RIGHT, SENATOR, SENATORKRUEGER.

>> WOULD WE NEED TO REQUIRE THATTHE STATE SNACK OF NEW YORK BE

YOGURT THAT IS PRODUCED IN THESTATE OF NEW YORK.

( LAUGHTER )>> Jon: DEAR GOD, ANSWER

HER.

>> IS THERE A DEFINITION OF THEKIND OF YOGURT THAT WOULD BE OUR

STATE SNACK?

>> I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THEFOURTH GRADERS WANTED TO

DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN DIFFERENTTYPES OF YOGURT.

( LAUGHTER )I'M GOING TO BE HONEST

WITH YOU GUYS RIGHT HERE.

I'M SURE THE FOURTH GRADERSDIDN'T EVEN WANT TO DO THIS

PROJECT.

I'M SURE THEY WEREN'T EVENINTERESTED.

I'M SURE IT WAS AN ASSIGNMENT.

SOME SORT OF WEIRDINTERPRETATION OF THE COMMON

CORE.

I'M SURE THE KIDS ARE LIKE, "ITWAS MISS ROSSI'S IDEA!

I DON'T KNOW." AND, AS FOR YOU,

KRUEGER I'VE GOT NOPATIENCE FOR THIS NIT-PICKERY.

NOBODY, NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ANYMORE OF YOUR PETTY COMPLAINTS

ABOUT THE YOGURT BILL.

>> ONE OF MY POSSIBLE CONCERNSWITH SUPPORTING YOGURT AS THE

NEW YORK STATE OFFICIAL SNACK ISTHE ISSUE OF LACTOSE

INTOLERANCE.

( LAUGHTER )>> Jon: ON SECOND THOUGHT,

I YIELD THE FLOOR.

SENATOR HOOTENANNY, WHAT SAYYOU?

>> THERE IS SOY YOGURT, WHICHDOES NOT HAVE THE VERY PRODUCTS

WHICH YOU'RE CONCERNED ABOUT,AND THAT'S WHY, BACK TO YOUR

EARLIER QUESTION, IN TERMS OFDESIGNATING A SPECIFIC TYPE OF

YOGURT, YOGURT IS A VERY GENERICAND ALL-INCLUSIVE TYPE OF

PRODUCT.

>> Jon: HOLY ( BLEEP ).

THIS GUY IS LIKE THE KENJENNINGS OF YOGURT.

HE'S GOT AN INCREDIBLYENCYCLOPEDIC AND FLUID

ARGUMENTATIVE STYLE UNTIL IT ALLCAME CRASHING DOWN.

>> YOU HAVE THE STATE FLOWER.

WE HAVE THE STATE TREE, WHICH ISTHE SUGAR MAPLE.

AND LASTLY, LET ME TALK ABOUTTHE STATE MUFFIN.

THE STATE MUFFIN IS THE APPLEMUFFIN, WHICH WAS NAMED IN 1987.

AND, AGAIN, YOU KNOW, WHENYOU'RE-- WHEN YOU'RE TALKING

ABOUT THE APPLE MUFFIN IT'S NOTTHE FACT THAT THE APPLE MUFFIN

IS BAKED IN SYRACUSE ORTHE APPLE MUFFIN IS BAKED IN NEW

YORK CITY.

( LAUGHING )IT'S THE FACT THAT, IT'S THE

FACT THAT WE HAVETHE APPLE MUFFIN.

( LAUGHTER )>> Jon: YEAH.

YEAH, THE APPLE MUFFIN.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

IT'S GOOD.

IT'S NICE.

YEAH, IT'S NICE.YEAH, THE APPLE-- THE APPLE

MUFFIN IS FUNNY TO YOU? THEAPPLE MUFFIN IS A JOKE? WHAT, IS

THE APPLE MUFFIN A (bleep) CLOWNTO YOU?

IS THAT IT? IS THE APPLE MUFFINHERE TO AMUSE YOU?

WHAT'S SO ( BLEEP ) FUNNY ABOUTTHE NEW YORK STATE APPLE MUFFIN?

SORRY. THAT WAS MY FAVORITEPART OF THE WHOLE DEBATE.

( LAUGHTER )WE GO NOW TO OUR SENIOR STATE

SNACK CORRESPONDENT JESSICAWILLIAMS LIVE OUTSIDE THE

CAPITOL BUILDING IN ALBANY.

>> HI. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: JESSICA, THANKS FORJOINING US.

YOU WERE THERE, OBVIOUSLY,FOR THE ENTIRE DEBATE.

>> YES, I WAS.

>> Jon: WHAT WAS THEFEELING INSIDE THE CHAMBER?

>> IT WAS CONTENTIOUS, JON.

AND NOT JUST ON THE FLOOR.>> RIGHT.

THERE WAS ALSO THIS DRAMATICOUTBURST FROM THE GALLERY.

JUST TAKE A LOOK.

>> Jon: CERTAINLY.

>> THIS PARTICULAR SITUATION--

( GAVEL BANGING )

>> I'D ASK THE SERGEANT TOREMOVE THOSE WHO ARE MAKING

NOISE IN THE CHAMBER RIGHT NOW.

>> Jon: THAT WAS, THAT WAS,WHO-- WHO WAS CAUSING THIS

DISTURBANCE, JESSICA?

>> THERE IS ONLY ONE GROUP THATSTAGES RADICAL PROTESTS TO

DISRUPT THE PROCEEDINGS EVERYTIME YOGURT-BASED LEGISLATION IS

ON THE TABLE.

IT'S CODE PINKBERRY, JON.

>> Jon: THANK YOU, JESSICA.

JESSICA WILLIAMS, EVERYBODY!

I WANTED TO GIVE YOU-- I WANTEDTO GIVE YOU THE UPDATE.

IN THE END, THE BILL PASSED52-8.

AND WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE NEWYORK STATE ASSEMBLY, BUT BEFORE

THE ASSEMBLY TAKES UP DEBATE ONSTATE BILL 88994, I WANT TO

REMIND THEM THAT WHEN IT COMESTO YOGURT, OBTAINING THE

DESIGNATION OF STATE SNACK, IMUST REINFORCE TO OUR

REPRESENTATIVES THAT THE GOODPEOPLE OF NEW YORK DO NOT GIVE A

( BLEEP ).

( LAUGHTER )( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

AS FAR AS, I THINK I SPEAK FORMANY NEW YORKERS, AS FAR AS MANY

NEW YORKERS ARE CONCERNED,OUR STATE SNACK IS WHO

GIVES A ( BLEEP ). A PERFECTCOMPANION TO OUR STATE FLOWER.

WHO ( BLEEP ) CARES.

AND OUR STATE BIRD, WHICH IS THEKIND YOU FLIP.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

LOOK, EVEN-- EVEN THE FOURTHGRADERS-- EVEN THE FOURTH

GRADERS WHO BROUGHT THIS UP INTHE FIRST PLACE ARE LIKE,

"THEY'RE STILL TALKING ABOUT THESTATE SNACK?

WE'RE ALREADY BALLS DEEP IN APAPER-MACHE VOLCANO."

( LAUGHTER )( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

I GUESS, I GUESS WHAT I'MSAYING IS,

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. I'M SORRY.

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

SO, WHEN WE LAST LEFT WE WERETALKING ABOUT THE APPLE MUFFIN.

( LAUGHTER )A WEEK AFTER THE N.B.A. SAID IT

WOULD TRY TO FORCE L.A. CLIPPERSOWNER DONALD STERILING TO SELL

HIS TEAM, THE FRANCHISE HAS NOSHORTAGE OF WEALTHY SUITORS.

>> OPRAH WINFREY SAYS SHE'SINTERESTED IN BUYING THE

CLIPPERS, PARTNERING WITH DAVID

GEFFEN AND ORACLE OWNER LARRYELLISON.

>> THEN THERE'S RAPPERRICK ROSS.

>> SEAN P. DIDDY COMBS.>> FRANKIE MUNIZ.

>> MATT DAMON.

>> EVEN BOXERS, FLOYDMAYWEATHER, OSCAR DELA HOYA.

>> MAGIC JOHNSON CONFIRMING HE'SA POTENTIAL BUYER AS WELL.

>> Jon: WOW, THAT IS ANECLECTIC GROUP OF INVESTORS.

OR THE WEIRDEST AWARD SHOWLINEUP EVER.

LIKE A RANDOM CELEBRITYNAME GENERATOR.

IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY WEALTHYDILETTANTE IN AMERICA WANTS TO

BUY THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS.NOW,

>> AREN'T YOU FORGETTINGSOMEONE, JON?

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Jon: DERANGED MILLIONAIRE

JOHN HODGMAN.

>> YES, THAT'S RIGHT. AND ITHINK I'D LIKE TO TAKE THE L.A.

CLIPPERS FOR A SPIN. ( LAUGHTER )

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

>> Jon: COME AND SIT DOWN.

>> OKAY.

>> Jon: ARE YOU TRYING TOBUY THE CLIPPERS FROM 1972?

>> OH, I LIKE TO GET,

I LIKE TO LET THE BOYSBREATHE, YOU KNOW.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT.

>> OBVIOUSLY, I HAVE TO BUY THECLIPPERS, JON, BECAUSE I,

OBVIOUSLY, OWN THE CALVESALREADY.

>> OOOOOH!

>> Jon: I HOPE WE WHITEBALANCE THE SCREEN TONIGHT

BECAUSE OF THAT.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

>> I'M BLOWING OUT FLAT SCREENSALL OVER AMERICA.

>> Jon: YOU ARE BLOWINGOUT-- YOU KNOW, PEOPLE SHOULD

TRY AND -- IT'S GRADE ALEG MEAT.

YOU WANT TO MOVE THAT OFF THETHING THERE?

WHY THE SUDDEN INTEREST INBASKETBALL, IF YOU WILL?

>> OH, I DON'T CARE ABOUTBASKETBALL.

BUT OWNING A SPORTS TEAM IS THELAST REMNANT OF CAPITALISM'S

GOLDEN AGE, WHEN OWNERSCONTROLLED EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR

WORKERS' LIVES AND AS ANOLIGARCH AMERICAN IT'S TIME I

ACQUIRED MY OWN HERD OF HUMANS( LAUGHTER ).

>> Jon: YOU, YOU, I THINK YOUHAVE THE WRONG IDEA HERE.

YOU JUST OWN A TEAM, BUT IT'SNOT, YOU DON'T OWN THE HUMANS.

THEY PLAY ON IT.

>> OH, SO YOU'RE SAYING I AND MYWEALTHY FRIENDS WON'T TAKE TURNS

SELECTING WHICH OF THESE YOUNGMEN WE WANT?

( LAUGHTER )>> Jon: AH... TECHNICALLY,

THAT IS WHAT YOU WOULD DO.

THAT'S HOW THE DRAFTWORKS. BUT IT'S NOT--

>> BUT, I SUPPOSE YOU WOULDNEVER ARRANGE A

PUBLIC INSPECTION OF THEIRBODIES' STRENGTH AND

AGILITY. YES OR NO.( LAUGHTER )

>> Jon: THEY DO-- THEY DO

SCOUT PLAYERS IN THAT MANNER INSOME REGARD.

>> OH, I SEE. WELL,

OBVIOUSLY, ONCE I DRAFT THEM, IWOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DICTATE

THEIR HOME CITY?

>> Jon: YOU PROBABLY WOULD BEABLE TO DICTATE THEIR HOMECITY.

>> OK, SO TO RECAP I TAKE THEMFROM THEIR HOMES AND COMPEL THEM

TO PERFORM PHYSICAL FEATS FOR MYPLEASURE AND PROFIT IN A PLACE

OF MY CHOOSING AND WHEN ITIRE OF THEM I CAN TRADE

THEM WITH MY WEALTHY FRIENDSWITHOUT THEIR CONSENT.

IS THAT RIGHT, JON?

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Jon: YOU KNOW, THIS IS

REALLY-- THIS IS REALLY WHY I'MNOT SURE YOU'RE THE BEST

CANDIDATE TO MOVE THE CLIPPERS,PAST THE LEGACY OF DONALD

STERLING.

>> MOVE PAST THE LEGACY? WHYWOULD I WANT TO DO THAT?

>> Jon: WELL, HE'S A RACISTAND BEING STRIPPED OF HIS TEAM

IN DISGRACE.

>> A TEAM THAT HE BOUGHT FOR $12MILLION THAT HE'S NOW BEING

FORCED TO SELL FOR OVER HALF ABILLION DOLLARS.

JON, THAT'S NOT DISGRACE.

THAT'S A BUSINESS MODEL. AND, ICAN DO BETTER.

IF HE CAN MAKE HALF A BILLION BYBEING SECRETLY RACIST, IMAGINE

HOW MUCH MORE I'LL MAKE WITH THECLIPPERS BY BEING OPENLY RACIST.

>> Jon: NO, I DON'T, I DON'T, IDON'T THINK YOUR MOSTLY BLACK

BASKETBALL TEAM IS GOING TOAPPRECIATE THAT STANCE.

>> OH, DON'T WORRY ABOUT THEM.I'M GOING TO FIRE ALL THE BLACK

PLAYERS. DAY ONE.

I'M TAKING THE CLIPPERS ALLWHITE.

>> Jon: SORRY, SAY THATAGAIN?

>> ALL WHITE. YOU KNOW.LIKE MITT ROMNEY BUYING

MAYONNAISE ON HIS WAY TO ACOLDPLAY CONCERT.

>> Jon: I THINK IF YOUDO THAT TO THE LOS ANGELES

CLIPPERS, LOS ANGELES WILL TEARYOU APART.

>> OH, JON I'LLALREADY BE LONG GONE.

I'M MOVING THE TEAM TOMASSACHUSETTS, BIRTHPLACE OF

CAUCASIAN BASKETBALL.

PEOPLE OF NEW ENGLAND, MEET THENEWEST N.B.A. FRANCHISE, YOUR

BOSTON WHITE SKINS!

>> Jon: YOU CAN'T-- JON,YOU CAN'T GET--

( LAUGHTER )YOU CAN'T GET AWAY WITH A NAME

LIKE THAT.

>> OH, I SEE SO AMERICAN INDIANSCAN HAVE A TEAM NAMED AFTER

THEIR SKIN COLOR BUT WHITESCAN'T?

WELL, THAT'S REVERSE RACISM,JON.

THAT'S OFFENSIVE.

( LAUGHTER ).

>> Jon: REDSKINS AREN'T THENATIVE AMERICANS' TEAM AND THEY

REALLY DON'T LIKE THE NAME, SOIT'S NOT.

>> WELL, MAYBE THEYWOULD LIKE IT MORE IF

THEY HAD A LOVEABLE MASCOT LIKEOURS. MEET SKINNY THE SKINHEAD.

( LAUGHTER )>> Jon: IS THAT-- IS THAT

JUST-- IS THAT A MR. METZ HEAD?

>> YEAH. WE JUST PAINTED OUTTHE LACES AND PUT IT ON A

SKINHEAD.

>> Jon: ISN'T THAT WHATKEEPS HIS BRAINS IN, THOUGH?

>> YOU SEE, JON, AT THIS RATE,I'LL BE FORCED TO SELL THE TEAM

BEFORE THEY SET FOOT ON THECOURT.

I JUST NEED ONE MORE THING TOOUT-STERLING STERLING.

JON, COULD YOU RECORD ME SAYINGSOME RACIST THINGS AND THEN LEAK

THAT TO THE PUBLIC?

>> Jon: UH, I THINK WEALREADY HAVE, JOHN. I THINK, UH.

>> OH, GREAT.

GO, WHITESKINS!

>> Jon: ALRIGHT. THANK YOU VERYMUCH.

>> WHITE POWER!

>> Jon: JOHN HODGEMAN,EVERYBODY. THAT'S THE WRONG--

THAT'S THE WRONGPHRASE FOR YOUR TEAM.

NO, YOU DON'T WANT, YOU DON'TWANT A TEAM LIKE THAT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, A JOURNALIST,THE HOST OF "KATIE" HER NEW

DOCUMENTARY FILM FOR WHICH SHESERVES AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND

NARRATOR IS CALLED "FED UP.

>> THIS IS THE FIRST GENERATIONOF AMERICAN CHILDREN EXPECTED TO

LEAD SHORTER LIVES THAN THEIRPARENTS.

>> I AM 12 YEARS OLD AND MYDOCTORS HAVE SAID THAT I'M A

STATISTIC.

>> WE'RE BLAMING WILL POWER ANDIT'S A CRIME.

THE GOVERNMENT IS SUBSIDIZINGTHE OBESITY EPIDEM.

>> WE PLACE PRIVATEPROFIT AHEAD OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

SYSTEMATIC POLITICAL FAILURE.

>> BY 2050, ONE OUT OF EVERYTHREE AMERICANS WILL HAVE

DIABETES.

>> THOSE DISEASES ARE BEINGDRIVEN BY SUGAR.

>> THIS IS THE FUNDAMENTALPROBLEM

NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT IT INSOCIETY.

>> WE COULD CURE 80% OF THEPROBLEM WHERE THEY PREPARE THE

FOOD IN THE SCHOOL. YOU HAVE TOCHANGE THE DIET OF AMERICA.

>> IT'S ALL PREVENTABLE.

>> Jon: IT'S A HORRORMOVIE.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THEPROGRAM, KATIE COURIC!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> I WAS GOING TO SAY GIVE ME

SOME SUGAR, AND THEN I THOUGHTBETTER.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> NICE, NICE. I SEE WHAT YOUDID THERE.

♪ HI, KATIE COURIC ♪>> HI JON, HOW ARE YOU?

>> Jon: THIS DOCUMENTARY ISWILDLY DISTURBING.

>> YES, IT IS.

>> Jon: AND IT IS PACKEDWITH FACTS THAT I THINK PEOPLE

MIGHT BE INCREDIBLY UNAWARE OF.

>> YEAH, I MEAN, YOU KNOW, WESTARTED LOOKING INTO THIS.

I HAD COVERED THIS STORY FOR 35YEARS, MY ENTIRE CAREER, AND I

COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEPROBLEM KEPT GETTING WORSE.

AND NOBODY WAS REALLYKIND OF ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES

AND DIGGING INTOTHE ROOT CAUSES OF THE EPIDEMIC,

BUT SOME OF THE STATISTICSWE DISCOVERED ARE REALLY

DISTURBING, AS YOU SAID, JON.STAGGERING.

IN 1980 THERE WERE ZERO CASES OFTYPE 2 DIABETES AMONG

ADOLESCENTS.

IN 2010, ALMOST 58,000 CASES OFTYPE 2 DIABETES.

ONE IN THREE PEOPLE BY 2050 ISGONNA HAVE DIABETES.

>> Jon: AND 90% ARE GOING TO BEOBESE BY 2050?

>> IN TWO DECADES, 95% OF

AMERICANS WILL BE OVERWEIGHT OROBESE.

AND THIS I THINK IS THESADDEST STATISTIC OF ALL THAT

WE HEARD IN THAT CLIP.

THIS GENERATION OF CHILDREN ISTHE FIRST-- FIRST THAT WILL LIVE

SHORTER LIFESPANS THAN THEIRPARENTS.

>> Jon: RIGHT. THE WORST THINGI SAW-- OTHER THAN THE HUMAN

PAIN OF THESE KIDS.

>> OH, YEAH.

>> Jon: WHICH ISHEARTBREAKING.

>> ISN'T IT AMAZING, BY THE WAY,THAT THEY PARTICIPATED IN THIS?

>> Jon: YES.

>> I MEAN, THEY DESERVE SO MUCHCREDIT.

>> Jon: INCREDIBLYCOURAGEOUS, AND THE STRUGGLE IS

ENORMOUS.

>> HEARTBREAKING.

>> Jon: WHEN THEY PUT THEIRHEARTS ON THEIR SLEEVES LIKE

THAT IT IS JUST HEARTBREAKING.

BUT BEYOND THAT IS THECORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST

LEVELS.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION,WHEN THEY'RE GOING TO RELEASE A

REPORT-- AND YOU HAVE IT IN THEFILM-- THAT SAYS THESE ISSUES

ABOUT SUGAR -->> RIGHT, SUGAR SHOULD BE 10%,

NO MORE THAN 10% OF THE DIET.

>> Jon: RIGHT NO MORE THAN 10%.

WE SEND OVER TOMMYTHOMPSON TO TELL THEM, IF YOU

PUT THAT IN THERE, WE WILL NOTGIVE YOU THE MONEY --

>> THE $450 MILLION.

>> Jon: THE $450 MILLION WEWERE GOING TO GIVE YOU AND THEY

TAKE IT OUT. WEBASICALLY BRIBE THE WORLD

HEALTH ORGANIZATION TO TAKE THISOUT.

>> WELL, AS ROBERT LUSTIG SAID,WE PRETTY MUCH EXTORT THEM INTO

KEEPING THAT QUIET.>> Jon: RIGHT.

AND THEN THE SUGAR LOBBYSAYS, ACTUALLY IT SHOULD

BE 25% OF YOUR DIET, WHICH ISTWO AND A HALF TIMES --

>> Jon: THE QUESTION FORTHE SUGAR LOBBY GUY WAS

TREMENDOUS WHEN YOU ASKED HIM,YOU KNOW, IS SUGAR TIED TO THESE

THINGS-- IT REMINDS YOU OF THATTOBACCO STORY-- AND HE'S UNABLE

TO ANSWER IT.

>> WELL, AND A LOT OF THESESTUDIES ARE FINANCED,

UNFORTUNATELY BY, YOUKNOW, BIG FOOD COMPANIES.

>>Jon: RIGHT.

SO NEEDLESS TO SAY, THEY'RE NOTEXACTLY PURE IN THEIR-- IN THEIR

EXECUTION.

>> Jon: BUT WHAT IS, IS THEANSWER PURELY ABOUT GOING BACK

TO A TIME WHEN WEDON'T ADD SUGAR?

BECAUSE WE DID EAT LIKE CRAP.

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, ITHINK, I THINK, I MEAN,

I THINK THERE'S A WHOLECONFLUENCE OF THINGS.

I THINK YOU REALLY-- YES, OFCOURSE, WE DID EAT SOME THINGS

THAT WEREN'T VERY HEALTHY BUT,YOU KNOW, ALL I CAN SAY IS THE

NUMBERS DON'T LIE, JON, RIGHT?

>> Jon: NO, NO, SOMETHING'SHAPPENING.

>> SO ALL WE CAN DO IS POINT TOSOME OF THE PROBLEMS, AND I

THINK YOU SHOULD PROBABLY REDUCEYOUR INTAKE OF PROCESSED FOODS,

PEOPLE SHOULD EAT WHOLE FOODS.

PEOPLE DON'T REALLY COOKANYMORE--

>> BUT EVERYBODYKNOWS THIS, DON'T THEY?

>> WHEN YOU WERE GROWING UPDIDN'T YOUR -- I DON'T KNOW.

IF THEY KNOW IT, THEY'RENOT DOING IT. AND I THINK THEY--

>> Jon: BUT, ISN'T IT BECAUSEIT'S SO MUCH CHEAPER?

I MEAN, IF I'M OUT THERE, AND ICAN GO TO MCDONALDS AND GET --

>> NO, WE SHOW IN THE FILM, ASYOU SEE, WE SHOW A MEAL FROM A

FAST FOOD RESTAURANT, ANDA CHICKEN AND VEGETABLES

COOKED AT HOME ANDTHAT'S REALLY --

>> Jon: BUT THEY MADE IT.

AND THEY HAVE A DRIVE-THROUGH.

( LAUGHTER ).

>> THAT'S TRUE.

AND THE CONVENIENCE IS ATHING.

BUT I THINK WE HAVE TO ALLFIGURE OUT, YOU KNOW, WHERE ARE

OUR PRIORITIES?

WHAT DO WE WANT TO DO?

AND WE HAVE TO MAKE THISSOMETHING WE CARE ABOUT BECAUSE

WE HAVE TO DO IT FOR OUR KIDS,REALLY.

BECAUSE OTHERWISE, YOU KNOW, ASWE SAID, WE'RE KILLING PEOPLE.

>> Jon: CAN I TELL YOU? I KNOW.

IT'S JUST-- SO OFTEN THEPOLITICIANS ALWAYS SAY WE MUST

DO IT FOR OUR KIDS, AND IT'SCLEAR TO ME, AT LEAST,

THAT WE HATE OUR KIDS.

( LAUGHTER )BECAUSE WE-- WE'VE BEEN HEARING

ABOUT THIS FOR, LIKE, 200 YEARSAND WE'RE LIKE YEAH, YEAH, YEAH,

OUR KIDS.

WE NEVER. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

IT REALLY FEELS LIKE A GIANTMOUNTAIN TO CLIMB.

>> WELL, I THINK, YOU KNOW, EVENSMALL STEPS, LIKE LOOKING AT

LABELS AND UNDERSTANDING--YOU KNOW, YOU NEED A

CALCULATOR WHEN YOU GO TO THEGROCERY STORE.

FOUR GRAMS OF SUGAR EQUALS ONETEASPOON, RIGHT.

AND YOU WOULD BE SHOCKED IF YOUADD UP THE ADDED SUGAR IN A LOT

OF PRODUCTS.>> Jon: RIGHT.

SO, I SHOP A LOT DIFFERENTLY.

I USED TO ALWAYS BUY LOW-FATSTUFF.

I DON'T NOW.

I LOOK AT THE SUGAR CONTENT, ANDI THINK EVEN IF PEOPLE WERE JUST

MORE MINDFUL ABOUT WHAT THEY'REBUYING,

>>Jon: YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

>> WHAT THEY'RE PURCHASING.

>> Jon: I THINK IT ALSO WORKS AS

PRESSURE ON A LARGER LEVELPOLITICALLY.

>> I HOPE SO.

>> Jon: WHEN YOU DO SOME THINGSLIKE THIS IT SORT OF WAKES

PEOPLE UP.

>> THE GROCERY MANUFACTURERS OFAMERICA JUST INVITED ME TO THEIR

ANNUAL LEADERSHIP FORUM.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Jon: I HAVE-- CAN I SAYTHIS?

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: I HAVE THREE WORDSFOR YOU, YOUNG LADY.

>> BE CAREFUL?

PLEASE.

>> Jon: NO, THAT'S TWO.

>> I ADDED PLEASE!

>> Jon: PLEASE. I WAS GOING TOGO WITH PAPER OR PLASTIC?

"FED UP" IS IN THE THEATERSNATIONWIDE ON FRIDAY.

ENJOY IT WITH SOME REESE'SPIECES AND SOME POPCORN.

>> NO!

COME ON!

>> Jon: NO? THAT'S WRONG?

BUT YOU'RE GOING TO BE AT THEMOVIES.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Jon: THAT'S OUR SHOW.

HERE IT IS YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

>> SENATOR LIBOUS MENTIONEDCOMMISSIONER BALL'S CARROT

COOKIES AS BEINGOUT OF THIS WORLD.

CAN WE CONSIDER THE CARROTCOOKIE?

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