This episode of PBS's American Experience series tackles the crusade against polio that came to a dramatic crossroads in 1950. The story not only illuminates the details of the disease, it also shows how donations from average Americans provided significant funding, and how Americans banded together to help fight the disease. Many scientists, polio survivors, doctors, and parents are interviewed for the film, and despite knowing the outcome--invention of the Salk vaccine and eventual eradication of polio in the United States--the film is still very compelling. Under "About this Film" section, the website provides details such as the "Cast & Crew" of the film, "Photo Gallery", and the "Show Transcript".


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