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'Fat Guys in the Woods' feels like a teachable moment missed
'Fat Guys in the Woods' feels like a teachable moment missed

Earlier this year, the Weather Channel had an odd and surprisingly spirited dust-up with DirecTV over the network's ratio of reality shows to weather reporting. DirecTV felt the ratio was too high and refused to carry the Weather Channel unless it devoted less of its time to programs like "Iceberg Hunters" or "Coast Guard Florida," and more of it to, you know, the actual weather. In April, the two entities reconciled, and the network agreed to more daytime meteorological reporting. It is not abandoning the reality biz, however. Mere months after this tempest in a tipping bucket, the Weather Channel gives us its most provocatively titled program yet: "Fat...

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