About the film
history disease vaccine science polio
The Polio Crusade
Release Date: February 02, 2009
|Slogan||:||«A time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease»|
|Production Companies||:||WGBH Boston, Sarah Colt Productions|
|Producers||:||Sarah Colt, Stephanie Mills, Mark Samuels|
The film interweaves the personal accounts of polio survivors with the story of an ardent crusader who tirelessly fought on their behalf while scientists raced to eradicate this dreaded disease. Based in part on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Polio: An American Story by David Oshinsky, Features interviews with historians, scientists, polio survivors, and the only surviving scientist from the core research team that developed the Salk vaccine, Julius Youngner.