Season 22, Episode 11 Diet Wars

First Aired: April 8, 2004

In “Diet Wars,” “Frontline” producer Steve Talbot goes “shopping” for a diet, visiting Weight Watchers and checking out various low-fat and low-carb regimens. Talbot, a baby boomer who was an actor as a child (he played Gilbert on “Leave It to Beaver”), also explores the business of dieting and comes to a “common sense” conclusion that isn't easy to market. “There are good carbs to eat and good fats to eat,” he says. “You should eat moderate portions, and you should exercise.”