WASHINGTON, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of the expanding conversation about childhood obesity in the U.S., XM Radio will broadcast dedicated programming exploring the causes, impact and possible solutions to end the growing epidemic that affects as many as one in three children in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The week of special programming begins Monday, June 9, on XM's talk and lifestyle channel "Take Five" (XM 155) and the exclusive "Oprah & Friends" channel (XM 156).
"Good Morning America Radio" (weekdays, 8am-12noon ET on XM 155) will feature interviews with author and journalist Abbey Ellin, whose book Teenage Waistland chronicles her own adolescent struggles with food and weight, as well as special reports about the health risks and possible strategies to combat childhood obesity from Oprah & Friends hosts Dr. Mehmet Oz and Bob Greene, plus regular GMA Radio contributors Ann Pleshette Murphy and Andrea Smith.
"Broadminded" (weekdays, 12noon-3pm ET on XM 155), will focus on the importance of nutrition, exercise and healthy eating habits in combating childhood obesity with a variety of guests, including Baseball Hall-of-Famer and XM host Cal Ripken, Jr., former presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee, Dr. Dean Edell, Yahoo Shine health expert Jessica Ashley, The Washington Post's Sally Squires and Dr. Kathleen Keller from Columbia University. Additionally, bestselling author and "America's Psychiatrist" Dr. Keith Ablow and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, "America's Rabbi" and Oprah & Friends' on-air host, will join the conversation to discuss family dynamics surrounding childhood obesity and positive ways to talk to children about their eating habits.
"Life's Work with Lisa Belkin" (Tuesdays, 6-7pm ET on XM 155) looks at the connection between childhood obesity and school lunches with South Beach Diet guru Dr. Arthur Agatston and chef Ann Cooper.
"The Bob Greene Show" (Fridays, 10-11pm ET on XM 156) will feature "Oprah and Friends" resident fitness and nutrition expert Bob Greene in conversation with Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA) about policy changes that can ensure the nutritional health of children in the school system, and author Julia Griggs Havey on how families can live healthier lives together.
Additional show details, including all broadcast times, are available online at http://www.xmradio.com/.
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Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 2-28-08. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department. All programming subject to change.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070313/XMLOGO
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