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The Resource A paralyzing fear : the story of polio in America, presented by The Center for History in the Media, George Washington University and Paul Wagner Productions ; director/writer, Nina Gilden Seavey ; producers, Paul Wagner, Nina Gilden Seavey ; narration, Stephan Chodorov

A paralyzing fear : the story of polio in America, presented by The Center for History in the Media, George Washington University and Paul Wagner Productions ; director/writer, Nina Gilden Seavey ; producers, Paul Wagner, Nina Gilden Seavey ; narration, Stephan Chodorov

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A paralyzing fear : the story of polio in America
Title
A paralyzing fear : the story of polio in America
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presented by The Center for History in the Media, George Washington University and Paul Wagner Productions ; director/writer, Nina Gilden Seavey ; producers, Paul Wagner, Nina Gilden Seavey ; narration, Stephan Chodorov
Title variation
A paralyzing fear
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eng
Summary
Seldom has society come full circle in the cycle of a disease - from illness, to epidemic, to cure. Polio is the 20th century's most notable exception. Every baby boomer remembers collecting dimes in their dime cards, hearing the success of the Salk shot, and lining up for oral vaccines taken in a sugar cube. But few know the story of how polio came to America in 1916 and grew into the frightening epidemics of the 1940's and 50's when the disease crippled tens of thousands of children every summer. Led by a president crippled by the virus himself, the battle against polio was the first, and perhaps the most successful, fight against a disease. This fascinating story is told here using thousands of photographs and films along with interviews with polio survivors, their families, nurses, doctors, and community leaders, bringing to life an America that was both brave and innocent - when people believed in scientists, government, and the power of every person in the fight to protect the children
Awards note
  • Won 2000 Columbus International Film & Video Festival, The Humanities
  • Nominated 1998 International Documentary Association, Video Source Award
  • Won 1998 International Monitor Awards, Film Originated Television Specials - Editor
  • Won 1999 Organization of American Historians, Erik Barnouw Award
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VaAlASP
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videorecording
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In English
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1948-
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  • Seavey, Nina Gilden
  • Wagner, Paul
  • Chodorov, Stephan
  • Dukakis, Olympia
  • First-Run Features (Firm)
  • George Washington University
Runtime
90
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  • Salk, Jonas
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Poliomyelitis vaccine
  • Diseases and history
  • Children
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adult
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A paralyzing fear : the story of polio in America, presented by The Center for History in the Media, George Washington University and Paul Wagner Productions ; director/writer, Nina Gilden Seavey ; producers, Paul Wagner, Nina Gilden Seavey ; narration, Stephan Chodorov
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Title from resource description page (viewed June 27, 2017)
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  • other
  • online resource
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  • cr
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  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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two-dimensional moving image
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  • tdi
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rdacontent
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  • unknown
  • other
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1 online resource (90 minutes)
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online
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  • video
  • computer
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  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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  • v
  • c
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access
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sound on medium
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  • remote
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  • (CKB)3810000000302673
  • (VaAlASP)2336358
  • (OCoLC)957614134
  • (VaAlASP)ASP2336358/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000302673
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other
Label
A paralyzing fear : the story of polio in America, presented by The Center for History in the Media, George Washington University and Paul Wagner Productions ; director/writer, Nina Gilden Seavey ; producers, Paul Wagner, Nina Gilden Seavey ; narration, Stephan Chodorov
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed June 27, 2017)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (90 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)3810000000302673
  • (VaAlASP)2336358
  • (OCoLC)957614134
  • (VaAlASP)ASP2336358/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000302673
Video recording format
other

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