As part of our Autism Now series, below is an extended transcript excerpt, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Richard Grinker, professor of anthropology at George Washington University, on the prevalence of autism.
In the first of six reports in his Autism Now series, former NewsHour anchor Robert MacNeil takes viewers on a visit with his 6-year-old grandson, Nick, to see how autism affects the whole family. Nick experiences autism not just as a brain-development disorder, but also as physical ailments affecting his whole body. Continue reading
Below is an extended transcript excerpt from the Autism Now series, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Dr. Timothy Buie, associate in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, who examined Robert MacNeil’s grandson, Nick, for gastrointestinal problems, and appeared in the first report in the series. Continue reading
NewsHour founder and former anchor Robert MacNeil’s six-part series on the puzzling prevalence of autism in the U.S. starts to air Monday on the PBS NewsHour. MacNeil speaks with Jim Lehrer about what’s explored in the series and describes how autism has affected his family. Continue reading
For the first time in more than 15 years, Robert MacNeil is returning to the program he co-founded, with a major series of reports on Autism Now. The subject that drew him back is one that resonates deeply with his … Continue reading