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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Gary Taubes on Charlie Rose (2002?)

This show, posted by YouTube member "CharlieRose" -- an official action of the PBS show, or so one would hope -- is about an hour long.

Guest host subbing for Charlie Rose: Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Gary Taubes, who had recently published his New York Times Magazine cover article discussed elsewhere on Lowcarbarama.com
Dr. Dean Ornish "who has led a crusade with the low-fat diet ... as a wellness diet."
Dr. Barbara Howard, chair of the American Heart Association's nutrition committee

Interestingly, Dr. Oz is here identified simply as being with the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Five years later -- by October 2007 -- Dr. Oz had attained celebrity doc status, due to his "You On A Diet" series of books and his association with Oprah. Dr. Oz appeared with Gary Taubes on Larry King live, to provide a counterpoint to the conclusions in Taubes's book. It's remarkable to watch the later show in the context of this one, and observe his transformation into a polished, media-savvy figure who appears to have mastered smooth talk and the art of bantering with hosts. None of that is necessarily a bad thing. It's just fascinating to witness.

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