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Fat City, Revisited

Tis' the season to be jolly and, unfortunately, to pack on extra pounds. Where can you go to fight your personal battle of the bulge? "60 Minutes Overtime" takes you to exactly the right place.

Long before losing weight became a TV reality show, the city of Durham, N.C. was the place to go for the seriously obese. Back in 2002, Morley Safer explored how this quiet southern town had traded tobacco scales for the bathroom scales, and was proud to be called "Fat City."