American Experience The Polio Crusade

American Experience - The Polio Crusade
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 7, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Pbs (Direct)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio:
    • Stereo - English

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Product Description:

The eradication of polio ranks high on the list of American achievements. Thanks to the dedication of Jonas Salk and his team of advocates, what was once a terrifying public health crisis is now a relic and a testament to the power of science. This entry in the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series looks back at the 1950s--when the disease was ravaging young lives--and chronicles Salk's quest to create a vaccine. THE POLIO CRUSADE features intimate interviews with survivors as well as a scientist who aided Salk in his research.

Description by PBS Video:

Based in part on David Oshinsky's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Polio: An American Story, this one-hour film chronicles a decades-long crusade, fueled by the bold leadership of a single philanthropy and its innovative public relations campaign, and features a bitter battle between two scientists and the breakthrough of a forgotten woman researcher.


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 29,199
  • UPC: 841887010399
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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