Rx for Survival — A Global Health Challenge

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Program 5: Back to the Basics

Narrated By

Brad Pitt

Produced By

Tabitha Jackson
Mike Beckham

Co-Produced By

Alexis Bloom

Produced in Association With

Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Edited By

Russ Clapham
Tom Ash

Additional Producing By

Veronica Young

Music Composed By

Sheldon Mirowitz


Mike Fox
Ian Salvage
Mark Knobil


Andrew Yarme
Mike Lax
Chris Strollo

Location Coordinators

Mexico: Francisco Torregrosa
Mexico: Jana Schroeder
Nepal: Dinesh Deokota
Uganda: Geoff Walukhu

Animation By


John Bair

Renuka Ballal

Amber Kusmenko
Nathan Meier
Molly Schwartz

Orchestration and Programming

Sheldon Mirowitz
Andreas Bjorck
Matt Mariano
Kurt Biederwolf

Dramatic Sequences Produced By

Dangerous Films, Ltd.

Richard Dale

Kim Bour

Line Producer
Gina Marsh

Director of Photography
Paul Jenkins

Tim White

Production Designer
Joseph Manser

Costume Designer
Ros Little

Make up Designer
Sarita Allison

Martin Sage

Casting Director
Natasha Greenberg

Production Manager
Nion Hazell

1st Assistant Director
Paul Dale

2nd Assistant Director
Nickie Sault

Script Writer
Andrew Bampfield

Art Directors
Tom McEwen
Paul Halter
Kate Guyan

Marcy Cox

Joseph Goldberger: Robert Jesek
Warden: Tom Hunsinger
Prisoner 1: Glenn Beck
Prisoner 2: Jacob Gaffney
Al Sommer: Bryan Hiles

Series Creative Consultant

Richard Dale

Post Production

Henninger Media Services
Online: Jef Huey
Colorist: Dave Markun
Mix: Dave Hurley

Narration Record

Powersound Studios

Closed Captioning By

The Caption Center

Archival Material

ABC News Videosource
Alfred Sommer
Getty Images
Ideas en Movimiento
Library of Congress
Linda Harrar Productions
Mexico Tourism Board
Streamline Films, Inc.
Thames Water PLC

Special Thanks

Aljernon Tunsil
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Keith West
Lisa Palattella
Nepal Nutrition Intervention Project
Once TV
Nepal Technical Assistance Group
Parkview High School, Little Rock
Stanley B. Burns, MD and the Burns Archive
Susan Fanshel
The Lancet/Elsevier
Tom Ash

A Circus Productions Film

Series Advisors

Barry Bloom
Harvard School of Public Health

Nils Daulaire
Global Health Council

Harvey Fineberg
National Institute of Medicine

William Foege
Emory University

Katrina Hedberg
Oregon Public Health Services

Donald Hopkins
The Carter Presidential Center

Michael Osterholm
University of Minnesota

Allan Rosenfield
Columbia University

Jaime Sepulveda Amor
Mexican National Institutes of Health

Alfred Sommer
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

Mary Wilson
Harvard University

For Vulcan Productions, Inc.

Production Assistant

Kate Blyth

Assistant Manager, Documentary Productions

Jennifer Senkler

Media Relations Manager

Michael Nank

Manager, Documentary Productions

Pamela Rosenstein

Senior Director, Marketing and Publicity

Jason J. Hunke

Director, Documentary Productions

Bonnie Benjamin Phariss


Exec. Director, Marketing and Publicity

Anne Zeiser

Marketing, Publicity and Station Relations

Adina Barnett
Erin Martin Kane
Mary Beth Lefaivre
Sara Green
Erin Francis
Lisa Cerqueira
Paula Fleming
Lee Kravetz
Patrick Ramirez

Outreach Initiatives

Julie Benyo, Education
Nanda Chitre, Impact Campaign
Vi Zahajszky, Impact Campaign

Business and Legal Affairs

Susan Rosen Shishko


Elaine Coolbrith
Paul Dickinson
Rich Parr

Post Production Associate

Laura Azevedo

Special Projects Assistant

Gaia Remerowski

Unit Managers

Mary Alice Holmes
Salme Lopez

Development Producers

Jennifer Greene
Tina Nguyen
Jason Spingarn-Koff

Series Associate Producer

Jonathan Loewald

Senior Content Director

Linda Harrar

Coordinating Producer

Walter Gadecki

Senior Producer

Lisa Mirowitz

Executives-in-Charge, Vulcan Productions

Paul G. Allen
Jody Patton

Executive-in-Charge, WGBH/NOVA Science Unit

Paula S. Apsell

Executive Producer, Vulcan Productions

Richard Hutton

Series Executive Producer

Larry Klein

A Co-Production of The WGBH/NOVA Science Unit and Vulcan Productions, Inc.