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WPIX Provides Special Childhood Obesity Week Programming

Channel 11 is using its PIX Morning News to help shine a light on the epidemic of obesity among children. The Centers for Disease Control says there has been a dramatic rise in the last 30 years, with the number of overweight youngsters more than tripling.

WPIX is teaming up with Cohen Children’s Medical Center to provide awareness, while empowering families. Running all week, WPIX will air special features in the 7 a.m. hour this week.

Among the topics to be discussed: On Monday, with 10 percent of children having too much fat in their liver, reporter Ellyn Marks examines fatty liver disease with the chief pediatric gastroenterologist at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

On Tuesday, WPIX will explore the growing trend of Type 2 diabetes among young children.  Other areas to be focused on this week include weight management and sleep apnea.

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PIX11 News Closeup Celebrates 20th Anniversary

It’s been providing a venue for well-known local politicians for two decades. PIX11 News Closeup airs its 970th episode this weekend, as the show marks 20 years.

The public affairs program has been decorated with numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards. PIX11 News Closeup has a loyal following of viewers who either watch or record the program 6 a.m. Sundays.

“We’re on early, but we’re worth watching,” says PIX11 senior correspondent Marvin Scott, who has hosted the program since its inception.

In addition, the anniversary retrospective will replay Sunday night at 10:30 p.m. Mayor Bloomberg will be a special guest.

The guest list over the years is a Who’s Who of political and community leaders from New York and New Jersey. New York governors Hugh Carey, Mario Cuomo, George Pataki, and David Paterson have appeared, along with their New Jersey counterparts. New York City mayors Ed Koch, David Dinkins, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg have been guests.

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