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Remaking American Medicine: Health Care for the 21st Century, Episode 1, Silent Killer
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directed by Marc Shaffer, fl. 1998-2011; produced by Marc Shaffer, fl. 1998-2011, Crosskeys Media, in Remaking American Medicine: Health Care for the 21st Century, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2006), 57 mins
As many as 98,000 Americans die each year in hospitals due to preventable medical errors. One million more are injured. In fact, medical errors kill as many people per year as breast cancer, HIV-AIDS and car accidents. These and other equally startling statistics underscore the chaotic conditions within the Americ...
directed by Marc Shaffer, fl. 1998-2011; produced by Marc Shaffer, fl. 1998-2011, Crosskeys Media, in Remaking American Medicine: Health Care for the 21st Century, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2006), 57 mins
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Understanding the Opioid Epidemic
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directed by John Grant, fl. 1998; produced by John Grant, fl. 1998, WNED-TV (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 55 mins
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in virtually every part of America.
directed by John Grant, fl. 1998; produced by John Grant, fl. 1998, WNED-TV (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 55 mins
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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 1, Magic Bullets
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directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Jack Youngelson, fl. 1996-2014; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, Laura Ziskin Pictures, Ark Media, Weta Washington and Florentine Films, in Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2015, originally published 2010), 1 hour 52 mins
The search for a “cure” for cancer is the greatest epic in the history of science. It spans centuries and continents and is full of its share of heroes, villains, and sudden vertiginous twists. This episode follows that centuries-long search, but centers on the story of Sidney Farber, who, defying conventional...
directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Jack Youngelson, fl. 1996-2014; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, Laura Ziskin Pictures, Ark Media, Weta Washington and Florentine Films, in Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2015, originally published 2010), 1 hour 52 mins
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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 3, Finding the Achilles Heel
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directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Chris Durrance, fl. 2010; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, Ark Media, Weta Washington, Laura Ziskin Pictures and Florentine Films, in Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2015, originally published 2010), 1 hour 53 mins
This episode picks up the story at another moment of buoyant optimism in the cancer world: Scientists believe they have cracked the essential mystery of the malignant cell and the first targeted therapies have been developed, with the promise of many more to follow. But very quickly cancer reveals new layers of co...
directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Chris Durrance, fl. 2010; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, Ark Media, Weta Washington, Laura Ziskin Pictures and Florentine Films, in Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2015, originally published 2010), 1 hour 53 mins
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Frontline, Facing Death
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directed by Karen O'Connor, fl. 1990-2015 and Miri Navasky, fl. 1992-2015; produced by Karen O'Connor, fl. 1990-2015 and Miri Navasky, fl. 1992-2015, WGBH Boston, Mead Street Films and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2010), 55 mins
How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes, and you're confronted with the prospect of pulling the plug, do you know how you'll respond? FRONTLINE examines the complicated reality of today's modern, medicalized death, and offers an unusually intimate portrait o...
directed by Karen O'Connor, fl. 1990-2015 and Miri Navasky, fl. 1992-2015; produced by Karen O'Connor, fl. 1990-2015 and Miri Navasky, fl. 1992-2015, WGBH Boston, Mead Street Films and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2010), 55 mins
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Frontline, The Medicated Child
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2008), 56 mins
With over four million children now on behavior modifying medications, some starting as young as two years old, FRONTLINE continues its investigation into the controversial practice of medicating kids. Are the drugs safe? How young can you detect mental illness in a child? Is medication really the answer? As the d...
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2008), 56 mins
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Frontline, Post Mortem
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2011), 55 mins
Every day, nearly 7,000 people die in America. And when these deaths happen suddenly, or under suspicious circumstances, we assume there will be a thorough investigation, just like we see on popular crime scene investigation television shows. But the reality is very different. In over 1,300 counties across Americ...
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2011), 55 mins
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Frontline, The Pot Republic
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2011), 56 mins
FRONTLINE's primetime monthly newsmagazine returns with three new stories... The Pot Republic - FRONTLINE presents this timely report from the frontlines of marijuana legalization in California. The bulk of the marijuana consumed in the United States used to come across the border from Mexico, Canada, and elsewher...
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2011), 56 mins
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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 2, The Blind Men and the Elephant
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directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Deborah Dickson, fl. 1983; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, Ark Media, Weta Washington, Laura Ziskin Pictures and Florentine Films, in Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2015, originally published 2010), 1 hour 53 mins
This episode picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a “war on cancer” by Richard Nixon in 1971. Flush with optimism and awash with federal dollars, the cancer field plunges forward in search of a cure. In the lab, rapid progress is made in understanding the essential nature of the cancer cell, le...
directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Deborah Dickson, fl. 1983; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, Ark Media, Weta Washington, Laura Ziskin Pictures and Florentine Films, in Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2015, originally published 2010), 1 hour 53 mins
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Frontline, Outbreak
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directed by Daniel Edge, fl. 2004-2018; produced by Sasha Achilli, fl. 2011-2015, Lu Olkowski, fl. 2014-2015, Michelle Mizner, fl. 2007-2016, Missy Frederick, fl. 2007-2016 and Daniel Edge, fl. 2004-2018, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2015), 56 mins
Why wasn't the Ebola outbreak stopped? When the largest Ebola outbreak on record began to devastate West Africa, why did it take so long for the world to respond? This film tells the vivid, inside story of how and why the Ebola outbreak in West Africa wasn't stopped before it was too late, drawing on revelatory an...
directed by Daniel Edge, fl. 2004-2018; produced by Sasha Achilli, fl. 2011-2015, Lu Olkowski, fl. 2014-2015, Michelle Mizner, fl. 2007-2016, Missy Frederick, fl. 2007-2016 and Daniel Edge, fl. 2004-2018, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2015), 56 mins
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