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A paralyzing fear : the story of polio in America

Author: Nina Gilden SeaveyPaul WagnerStephan ChodorovOlympia DukakisPaul ChristiansonAll authors
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : George Washington University : Distributed by First Run Features, [1998], ©1997.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of polio's rise to epidemic proportions in 1916 and its eventual eradication through vaccines in the 1950's. The documentary examines America's haunting fear of the disease it could not contain and tells the story of America's transcendence from that fear. The film crew traveled across America interviewing polio survivors, parents, doctors, physical therapists, journalists, and everyday citizens who have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Jonas Salk; Jonas Salk
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Gilden Seavey; Paul Wagner; Stephan Chodorov; Olympia Dukakis; Paul Christianson; George Washington University. Center for History in the Media.; Paul Wagner Productions.; PBS Home Video.; PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 57895583
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Cinematography, Allen Moore, Reuben Aaronson; editor, Catherine Shields; narrator, Olympia Dukakis; music, Paul Christianson.
Cast: Narrator: Olympia Dukakis.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; stereo.
Other Titles: Story of polio in America
Responsibility: [presented by] The Center for History in the Media, George Washington University and Paul Wagner Productions] ; director/writer, Nina Gilden Seavey ; producers, Paul Wagner, Nina Gilden Seavey ; narration, Stephan Chodorov.

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"The story of polio's rise to epidemic proportions in 1916 and its eventual eradication through vaccines in the 1950's. The documentary examines America's haunting fear of the disease it could not contain and tells the story of America's transcendence from that fear. The film crew traveled across America interviewing polio survivors, parents, doctors, physical therapists, journalists, and everyday citizens who have been affected by the disease. Featuring thousands of photographs and films from the 'March of Dimes' archives, the documentary presents authentic images from the American polio era which had been in storage for more than 35 years."--Http://www.killermovies.com.

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