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News Anchor Response to being called Fat

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Women are constantly evaluated by their appearance.  This is especially true of women in the public eye.  A local CBS News anchor, Jennifer Livingston’s powerful on-air response to a viewer who called her fat and accused her of being a bad role model to young girls, has become national news.

The first video below was her response.  The second video is her interview on The Today Show.  What do you think?  Tell us on Motherrr.com’s Facebook Page.

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