James Earl Jones Hosts an Upcoming "Behind The Scenes" Episode on Eating Disorders for Public Television

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A new piece will look into the science of these disorders and who they affect...

James Earl Jones brings his signature voice and authoritative presence to “Behind the Scenes,” a mini documentary series designed to educate, enlighten and spark conversation about groundbreaking stories and the salient issues of our time. As host, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed actor leads the topic of Eating Disorders in this short-form episode.

Although many view eating disorders as a lifestyle choice, in reality they are serious and sometimes fatal illnesses that include anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating. People that suffer from eating disorders are often experiencing extreme emotional turmoil about the attitudes and behaviors concerning body weight and food.

Anorexia can be a life-threatening condition rooted in an extreme fear of weight gain. Sufferers fail to understand the gravity of their undernourished bodies and experience extreme muscle loss and depleted health. Like anorexia, Bulimia is also a self-esteem related illness that leads to out of control behavior such as binge eating followed by a panicked need to purge. Binge eating is also characterized by a feeling of being out of control characterized by excessive eating for short, intense periods of time.

The number of people with significant eating disorders may be as high as 30 million Americans. In this installment of “Behind the Scenes,” the program examines the problem of eating disorders facing society today.

“Behind The Scenes” segments are created for public television and offered to stations throughout the United States. The team works with strategic partners and media distributors to produce stories about the salient issues of the day. The mini documentaries are of high definition quality and are pre-approved to meet industry standards before airing. In conjunction with host James Earl Jones (Star Wars), “Behind the Scenes” works with an award-winning group of writers, producers and videographers. The show is independently released and produced to PBS Public Television member stations but is not affiliated with PBS or APT.

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