CNN announced today that Paula Zahn Now will devote a full hour to eating disorders on Wednesday, Nov 2 with a special called “Walking The Thin Line”…
The special will feature the following segments:
· Actress Jamie-Lynn DiScala of The Sopranos talks frankly about her near-suicidal battle with bulimia and her fears that the only way young starlets can succeed in Hollywood is to risk it all to be thin;
· Jane Fonda explains how she began bingeing and purging when she was in high school and continued for 30 years. Fonda is part of a growing number of adult women suffering from eating disorders;
· Jockey Shane Sellers found that success on the racetrack meant bingeing and purging to make his body lighter and smaller. Sellers suffers from depression after years of abusing his body for his career. More than a million men in the United States suffer an eating disorder.
Zahn will also explain the most current treatments for young patients with eating disorders. These segments will include the story of a five-year-old child suffering from anorexia and a rare, behind-the-scenes visit to a clinic where a young woman struggles to overcome her life-threatening obsession with food and exercise.