Prof. Amy Farrell appeared on The Colbert Report to discuss the issue of charging greater healthcare premiums to overweight and obese persons. The episode aired on Comedy Central on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 p.m. EDT. and will re-broadcast on the afternoon of Oct. 15.
Amy Farrell, professor of American studies and women's & gender studies at Dickinson College, with comedian Stephen Colbert.
Farrell is a professor of American studies and women's & gender studies at Dickinson College whose research includes 20th century U.S. culture, mass media, feminist theory, U.S. women's history and fat studies. She is a contributor to The Fat Studies Reader and author of the forthcoming Fat Shame.
Last week Farrell was a guest on The Brian Lehrer Show on New York's flagship public-radio station, WNYC. On the program, Farrell questioned proposals to discount health premiums to the non-obese.
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