FRONTLINE and ITVS Explore Parkinson's Disease

Posted on January 29, 2009

Next Tuesday, February 3 at 9:00 PM on PBS, FRONTLINE, in a co-production with ITVS, will present MY FATHER, MY BROTHER AND ME, a film that explores life with Parkinson’s disease. In 2004, journalist Dave Iverson received the same news that had been delivered to his father and older brother years earlier: He had Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological disorder that affects about one million Americans. In a FRONTLINE and ITVS joint production, Iverson sets off on a personal journey to explore the scientific, ethical and political debate that surrounds Parkinson’s, a disease at the center of the ongoing controversy over embryonic stem cell research. Iverson talks to scientists on the cutting edge of new cures and therapies for Parkinson's and other major neurological conditions, and he has intimate conversations with fellow Parkinson's sufferers like actor Michael J. Fox and writer Michael Kinsley. Can't wait until next Tuesday? FRONTLINE is pre-releasing the program today in high-quality streaming video. 

Watch MY FATHER MY BROTHER AND ME on the FRONTLINE Web site >> 

Check out excerpts from the upcoming broadcast below:     

Michael J. Fox shares the story of his diagnosis and how he copes from day to day.     

IS EXERCISE THE ANSWER? Dave Iverson finds out what monkeys on treadmills are teaching scientists about Parkinson's.

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