Exclusive Live Stream Tonight: FORA.tv to Broadcast Free Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Live Online Tuesday, February 7: "Obesity is the Government’s Business"

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Intelligence Squared U.S. will partner with FORA.tv to present a free live stream of a lively debate that will examine the role of the government in the current obesity epidemic in the United States. Arguing in favor of the motion are Dr. David Satcher and Dr. Pamela Peeke, against Paul Campos and John Stossel. John Donvan of ABC News’ Nightline will moderate the debate.

WHAT: FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the world’s best conferences and events, will broadcast tonight’s Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), "Obesity Is The Government's Business." With 33 percent of adults and 17 percent of children obese, the U.S. is currently facing an obesity epidemic. A major risk factor of expensive, chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer, it costs our health care system nearly $150 billon a year. This Oxford-style debate will ask: Should the government intervene, or is this a matter of individual rights and personal responsibility?

WHEN: TODAY, Tuesday, February 7th at 6:45 pm EST

WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at intelligencesquaredus.fora.tv. Following the live event, FORA.tv will offer the debate as a free on-demand program, and highlights and the full video will be available to share and embed.

In support of the motion:

Dr. David Satcher, Former Surgeon General of the United States

Dr. Pamela Peeke, WebMD Chief Lifestyle Expert

Against the motion:

Paul Campos, Author of The Obesity Myth and Law Professor, University of Colorado

John Stossel, FOX Business News Anchor & Commentator

The Moderator: John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News’ “Nightline.” In a career that spans more than two decades for ABC News, Donvan previously served as the Chief White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem and Amman.

FORA.tv is the leading online destination for video programs from the world's best conferences and events. With more than 10,000 free and fee-based videos and its iPad "Conference Channel" app, FORA.tv has the web's largest collection of programs that feature the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. FORA.tv helps hundreds of organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Economist, the New York Public Library, and Wired expand the audience for their events. FORA.tv has been named a Top 50 Web Site by TIME, and a Top Education Site by The Telegraph. FORA.tv is funded by a select group of investors led by William R. Hearst III and is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://fora.tv.

Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), Oxford-style debates live from New York City. Based on the highly successful debate program based in London, Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented over 50 debates on a wide range of provocative and timely topics. From global warming and the financial crisis, to Afghanistan/Pakistan and the death of mainstream media, Intelligence Squared U.S. brings together the world’s leading authorities on the day’s most important issues. Since its inception in 2006, the goals of The Intelligence Squared U.S. Foundation have been to provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis; to transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological; and to encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. Visit http://www.iq2us.org for more information.


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