Season 27, Episode 8 My Father, My Brother and Me

First Aired: February 3, 2009

"Frontline" correspondent Dave Iverson, who---like his father and older brother before him---was diagnosed in 2004 with Parkinson's disease, investigates the degenerative disorder on both a personal and large scale, and interviews Michael J. Fox and writer Michael Kinsley, who both suffer from it. He explores the debate over stem-cell research, and talks with Mayo Clinic geneticist Matthew Farrer, brain surgeon Ivar Mendez and Dr. J. William Langston of the Parkinson's Institute.

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  • Premise: PBS's primary public-affairs documentary series, `Frontline' focuses on one (usually timely) topic each program. Overseen since its inception by executive producer David Fanning, it has been honored regularly over the years, winning 34 DuPont-Columbia awar… (more)

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