My Father, My Brother and Me: Living with Parkinson's Disease (full documentary)
09 Nov 2022
Follow correspondent Dave Iverson's personal journey to understand Parkinson's disease, a degenerative neurological disorder that affects around 1 million Americans — including Iverson and his family. (Aired 2009)
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In “My Father, My Brother and Me,” a FRONTLINE and ITVS joint production, Iverson set off on a personal journey to explore the scientific, ethical and political debates that surround Parkinson’s, a disease at the center of a controversy over embryonic stem cell research. Iverson talked to scientists working towards new cures and therapies for Parkinson’s as well as a number of other major neurological conditions. He also had intimate conversations with fellow Parkinson’s sufferers like actor Michael J. Fox and writer Michael Kinsley.
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FRONTLINE is produced at GBH in Boston and is broadcast nationwide on PBS. Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Park Foundation; the Heising-Simons Foundation; and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation, and additional support from Koo and Patricia Yuen.
Prologue - 00:00
Parkinson's Disease: A Family Saga - 01:19
Hunting for What Causes Parkinson’s Disease - 09:40
The Quest for a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease - 18:27
Parkinson’s Disease and the Stem Cell Controversy - 25:27
Living With Parkinson's Disease - 35:41
Parkinson’s Disease and the Enduring Power of the Human Spirit - 46:21
Credits - 52:25