Program
Inside Hunger
Producing Organization
Georgia Public Television
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-ng4gm82w4m
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Description
Program Description
"Inside Hunger merits Peabody consideration because the program explores its topic from a unique perspective. Inside Hunger peels away the medical definition of an eating disorder to explore the social and spiritual roots of the disease. This program also explores the historical roots, taking the viewer back to medieval times where the holy anorexics of the 12th century denied themselves food to gain acceptability with behavior that is eerily similar to the way women today abuse food in a quest for a socially acceptable body size. "Inside Hunger draws parallels between the rise and fall of eating disorders and the level of social equality women have enjoyed at various times in history. For example, in the 50's when women were socialized to stay at home rather than work, the acceptable body shape became more rounded, but during the next two decades, as women entered the work place in ever increasing numbers, thus becoming more of a threat to white male dominance, the ideal body type became progressively thinner, thus shifting women's energy to maintaining thin bodies and away from competing in the work place. Inside Hunger tells the story of eating disorders through a feminist lens and clarifies a complicated topic in a thoughtful and satisfying manner. With the help of America's leading experts, Inside Hunger, sheds new light on one of the country's most serious, life-threatening epidemics."-- 1992 Peabody Awards entry form This program includes the commentary from a variety of women who research how the topic of disordered eating in women, including Dr. Catherine Steiner Adair, David Jacobson, and Dr. Mary Louise Bringle. Two women, [Julie Cantrell] and [Gail Plummer] describe their experience with eating disorders. Authors on the topic Naomi Wolf and Geneen Roth talk about how the media has exploited how women should look and feel when it comes to how and what to eat. Additionally, the program also talks to different women on their experiences with body imaging and eating disorders.
Broadcast Date
1992-10-14
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:57:40.244
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Credits
Producing Organization: Georgia Public Television
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-3dcbef43489 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:56:47
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Citations
Chicago: “Inside Hunger,” 1992-10-14, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-ng4gm82w4m.
MLA: “Inside Hunger.” 1992-10-14. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-ng4gm82w4m>.
APA: Inside Hunger. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-ng4gm82w4m