healthcare

‘The English Surgeon’ Wins duPont-Columbia Award

The duPont Awards, administered since 1968 by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, honor excellence in broadcast journalism. We are pleased to announce that The English Surgeon, Geoffrey Smith’s inspiring film about a British neurosurgeon who has traveled to the Ukraine for the past 15 years to treat patients who have been left to die,

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How Would the Health Care Bill Have Changed the Lives of the “Critical Condition” Subjects?

In 2008, POV aired Roger Weisberg‘s Critical Condition, which put a human face on the nation’s growing health care crisis by capturing the harrowing struggles of four critically ill Americans. Viewers were introduced to Joe, Karen, Hector and Carlos, and watched as they discovered that being uninsured could mean losing your job, health, home, savings,

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The Fire Next Time: Look Closely and You Might See Your Town, Too

Over a stormy two-year period, The Fire Next Time (POV 2005) follows a deeply divided group of Montana citizens caught in a web of conflicts intensified by rapid growth and the power of talk radio. Many residents were losing their jobs in timber and mining, and blamed environmentalists. Throw into this stressful situation two disturbing

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“Critical Condition” to be Featured on “Bill Moyers Journal” Tonight

Tonight’s Bill Moyers Journal will focus on the health care debate, featuring a substantial portion of POV’s Critical Condition, a documentary by Roger Weisberg, that was originally broadcast last October in the lead up to the 2008 presidential election. (Watch a preview.) Critical Condition follows a group of ordinary hard-working Americans struggling to survive serious

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Health Care Reform: Clinton’s Defeat, Obama’s Hope

Last September, POV broadcast Critical Condition, a film by Roger Weisberg about four critically ill Americans and their struggle to survive without health insurance. We chose to air the film shortly before the election because health care reform was such a major issue in the 2008 presidential election. In conjunction with that broadcast, we produced

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Five Most Popular Web Features of the Year

As we prepare to ring in the new year, we thought we’d take this opportunity to look back on the Web features that POV viewers liked most and to create a year-end list of our own. In 2008, the most popular features on the POV website were the ones that followed the characters featured in

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Critical Condition’s Roger Weisberg Answers Viewer Questions

Roger Weisberg is the director of Critical Condition, which aired on POV on September 30, 2008 and is streaming in its entirety online until November 11, 2008. After the broadcast, many viewers wrote with questions for Roger. Read on for Weisberg’s responses to some of the questions he received. Margo asks: What can I and

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