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America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, Season 1, Episode 7, Surviving Year One
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directed by Billy Shebar, fl. 2014 and Charlotte Mangin, fl. 2000; presented by Maria Hinojosa, 1961-; produced by Billy Shebar, fl. 2014 and Charlotte Mangin, fl. 2000, Futuro Media Group, in America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, Season 1, Episode 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2014), 26 mins
The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other nation, and the biggest portion goes towards pregnancy and childbirth. Despite that, the nation ranks 56th lowest in the world for infant mortality. To find out more about this critical issue, we visit Rochester, New York—where babies are dying at a rate almost t...
directed by Billy Shebar, fl. 2014 and Charlotte Mangin, fl. 2000; presented by Maria Hinojosa, 1961-; produced by Billy Shebar, fl. 2014 and Charlotte Mangin, fl. 2000, Futuro Media Group, in America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, Season 1, Episode 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2014), 26 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, 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, 2015, originally published 2010), 1 hour 53 mins
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Frontline, The Vaccine War
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directed by John Palfreman, fl. 2012; produced by John Palfreman, fl. 2012, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2010), 57 mins
Controversy surrounds vaccines for many ordinary Americans. On one side sits scientific medicine, and the public health establishment; on the other a populist coalition of parents, celebrities, politicians and activists. It's a war that increasingly takes place on the Internet with both sides using the latest soci...
directed by John Palfreman, fl. 2012; produced by John Palfreman, fl. 2012, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2010), 57 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, 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, 2015), 56 mins
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Frontline, Season 33, Episode 3, Being Mortal
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directed by Thomas Jennings, fl. 2010; presented by Atul Gawande, 1965-; produced by Lauren Mucciolo, fl. 2005-2015 and Thomas Jennings, fl. 2010, Frontline (Television program), in Frontline, Season 33, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 55 mins
Death is something we will all one day face. So why is it so hard for doctors to talk with their patients about dying? How can the medical profession better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction, and purpose? Renowned surgeon and New Yorker writer Atul Gawande explored t...
directed by Thomas Jennings, fl. 2010; presented by Atul Gawande, 1965-; produced by Lauren Mucciolo, fl. 2005-2015 and Thomas Jennings, fl. 2010, Frontline (Television program), in Frontline, Season 33, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 55 mins
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The Gene Doctors
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directed by Rob Whittlesey, fl. 1987; produced by Cara Feinberg, fl. 2010 and Rob Whittlesey, fl. 1987, RCSR Productions and Tangled Bank Studios (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 54 mins
Every year, over a million babies are born worldwide with a hereditary disease. Most of these illnesses are serious, and many are fatal. For most of the history of medicine, doctors could only treat symptoms. Now an elite cadre of pioneers—call them gene doctors—is starting to win battles. Through intimate st...
directed by Rob Whittlesey, fl. 1987; produced by Cara Feinberg, fl. 2010 and Rob Whittlesey, fl. 1987, RCSR Productions and Tangled Bank Studios (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 54 mins
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The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science
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directed by Christopher Loren Ewers, fl. 2011, Erik Ewers, fl. 1994 and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Christopher Loren Ewers, fl. 2011, Erik Ewers, fl. 1994 and Julie Coffman, fl. 2011, Ewers Brothers Productions and Florentine Films; performed by Kevin Conway, 1942-, Sam Waterston, 1940- and Tom Hanks, 1956- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 1 hour 56 mins
This film tells the story of William Worrall Mayo, an English immigrant who began practicing medicine with his sons Will and Charlie in the late 1800s in Rochester, Minnesota.
directed by Christopher Loren Ewers, fl. 2011, Erik Ewers, fl. 1994 and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Christopher Loren Ewers, fl. 2011, Erik Ewers, fl. 1994 and Julie Coffman, fl. 2011, Ewers Brothers Productions and Florentine Films; performed by Kevin Conway, 1942-, Sam Waterston, 1940- and Tom Hanks, 1956- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 1 hour 56 mins
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NOVA, Series 45, Episode 9, Transplanting Hope
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directed by Niobe Thompson, 1973-; produced by Elizabeth Arledge, fl. 1984-2017 and Rosvita Dransfeld, fl. 2003, National Film Board of Canada, WGBH Educational Foundation and Gurney Street Films, in NOVA, Series 45, Episode 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
NOVA: Transplanting Hope. Every ten minutes, another person in the U.S. is added to the waiting list for an organ transplant, joining more than 100,000 others. And a dire shortage of organs means every opportunity for a transplant has to count. With extraordinary access to patients and transplant teams, NOVA takes...
directed by Niobe Thompson, 1973-; produced by Elizabeth Arledge, fl. 1984-2017 and Rosvita Dransfeld, fl. 2003, National Film Board of Canada, WGBH Educational Foundation and Gurney Street Films, in NOVA, Series 45, Episode 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
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Spillover: Zika, Ebola and Beyond
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directed by James Barrat, fl. 2011-2015; produced by James Barrat, fl. 2011-2015, Tangled Bank Studios (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2016), 56 mins
Throughout the last few decades, diseases that spill over from animals to humans have been on the rise. What’s behind their increase, and can we do anything to combat these dangerous foes? Join scientists as they investigate the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola and Nipah, and learn what science can do...
directed by James Barrat, fl. 2011-2015; produced by James Barrat, fl. 2011-2015, Tangled Bank Studios (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2016), 56 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, 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, 2015, originally published 2010), 1 hour 52 mins
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