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Resume Video December 8, 2011

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Anchor lead: As more Americans are becoming conscious of their weight, you would expect a new, less fat country. However, even as more Americans become fit, trends have not shifted. We go to Jordan Underwood news on how Americans are fatter now then ever before.

(VO :11)

The stereotype of the “fat” American is more true now then ever before as obesity levels continue to sky rocket throughout the country. Over the last 26 years, obesity has become one of the country’s primary problems 2nd only to smoking in preventable deaths in the U.S. but this doesn’t stop people from making a trip to McDonalds and other fast food joints.

(Ewout SOT/phoner :09)

Sales have increased I have noticed that. Food is cheaper, we have the dollar menu of course. However, the actual consumer is to blame because they should be making healthier choices and they should be capable of buying healthier food that isn’t expensive.

(VO/maps :09)

27 million Americans visit McDonalds everyday, which helps contribute to 60 million Americans over 20 being obese. This map shows that in 1985, states that registered with the CDC had average obese population around 10-14% whereas in 2010, numbers sky rocketed all over the country to now the average being 20% or more and all the way up to 25% here in Iowa.

(VO/vid/pictures :14)

As more adults lose control over their weight, more and more children are beginning to struggle with obesity as well. Now, more the 9 million children and teens from ages 9-16 are suffering from obesity, which is leading to increased health problems such as diabetes and hypertension due to poor dietary habits.

(VO/maps :11)

As shown by the childhood obesity map, every state is above 10% of total children population being fat with the average being in the 10-16% range which supports evidence for these continuing health problems. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 children are obese as well as 20% struggling with blood fat problems and 7% with cholesterol problems which are all increases from 20 years ago.

(Standup on camera :16)

McDonalds alone operates over 30,000 restaurants  in more then 100 countries world wide and as more people turn to these quick, unhealthy meals, obesity rates will continue to remain the same as well as rise in the U.S. and all throughout the world. This is Jordan Underwood, Daily Iowan TV.


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Some things have never changed about the University of Iowa. They have always been in Iowa City, have always been black and gold and have always been the hawkeyes. However, one thing that has changed is the percentage of out of state students. The amount has risen 3% over the past 4 years, but some feel this is no different then any other year.

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For the 2011-2012 school year, 45% of students came to the University of Iowa from out of state, which is up from 43% the previous year. With the increase in numbers, recruiting students has become a central theme in filling the halls of the academic buildings.

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186,000 students filled out applications to be admitted to the University for this academic year and this number continues to grow. As more and more students fill out applications, recruiting methods have to keep up.


Anchor Lead: Americans in our consumer culture shop and spend money all the time, but on no other day is there more spending then on Black Friday. Stores nation wide shifted their opening times and specials on Thursday and Friday and this led to record amounts of spending. With the latest news, we go to Jordan Underwood.

(VO :12)

Shoppers all across the country flocked to local stores and malls to take advantage of Black Friday specials. Stores from Coach to Gap all the way to Wal-Mart shifted their plan of action by opening their doors the night before Black Friday on Thanksgiving and placing deals on items during their night time sales and this led to record amounts of shoppers. This made it hard for everyone to move around and get what they wanted.

(Keith SOT :10)

There was just tons of people there were long lines. Just mass amounts of people waiting to get their purchases or items they wanted.

(VO/graphic :29)

Keith was not the only one who ventured out on Thursday night as several millions of people joined him in the spending party known as Black Friday. Over 26 million Americans went out during the period between Thursday night and early Friday morning and they spent a record amount of around $52.4 billion on Black Friday specials. This averages about $398.62 spent per person during this period of time, which is also a record.

(VO :09)

Contributing to these numbers were the amount of people who took advantage of online Black Friday deals in order to stay away from the crowds who went to the stores themselves. All these numbers combined were 6% higher then last year, which makes it the single highest person and dollar total spent in one day in our history.

(Stand up on camera :18)

I am standing outside Wal-Mart, where shoppers packed this parking lot to take advantage of Black Friday deals. Whether it was braving the elements and crowds by going shopping at similar stores carrying Black Friday specials, or staying in the comfort of your own home and making online purchases, shoppers nation wide proved this Black Friday will live in infamy for years to come . . .at least until next year. This is Jordan Underwood, Daily Iowan TV



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