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This companion site to the Nova documentary broadcast December 12, 2000, on PBS has several unique features. To begin with, the site will allow viewers to watch the entire documentary online, and its first online broadcast will coincide with that of the television show. Second, between December 13 and 20, the site will feature an ongoing Q&A session with two experts in the field of eating disorders (including one who is a former anorexic and now a plus-size model). Finally, the Website invites visitors suffering from eating disorders to share their stories online. In a more traditional vein for companion Websites, Dying to Be Thin also offers summaries of the characteristics of the two most common eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia, and a Flash program that details the nutritional needs of the body. For those wishing to learn more, the site features an annotated listing of related Websites and a bibliography of books and articles. Two online articles examine in-depth one man's struggle with his own anorexia and the issue of eating disorders as they play out for women of color. One last interesting feature is found in the Teacher's Guide which provides students with a Body Image worksheet with which to quantify and assess body images as presented in popular magazines.
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