American Experience: Test Tube Babies

Overview

This reflective documentary from the Public Broadcasting Company explores the history and consequences of the innovations in reproductive technology that have enabled the conception of "Testtube Babies" - children conceived outside the womb. Tracing the history of the topic's research from its roots in the 1940's, through to the first successful baby born from lab conception in 1978, the film examines a practice that's served as a God-send for childless couples, and a controversial topic for others. ~ Cammila ...
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Overview

This reflective documentary from the Public Broadcasting Company explores the history and consequences of the innovations in reproductive technology that have enabled the conception of "Testtube Babies" - children conceived outside the womb. Tracing the history of the topic's research from its roots in the 1940's, through to the first successful baby born from lab conception in 1978, the film examines a practice that's served as a God-send for childless couples, and a controversial topic for others. ~ Cammila Collar
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2006
  • UPC: 841887007849
  • Original Release: 2006
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 78,047

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Blair Brown Voice Only
Technical Credits
Chana Gazit Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Hilary Klotz Steinman Director, Producer
Eddie Marritz Cinematographer
Stephen McCarthy Cinematographer
Peter Nelson Cinematographer
Erich Roland Cinematographer
David Steward Editor
Mark Suozzo Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Test Tube Babies
2. Making History [2:14]
3. Early Experiments [3:36]
4. A Pioneer [3:38]
5. The Ethical Battle [3:48]
6. The Del-Zio's Attempt [8:52]
7. From the Lab to the Courtroom [9:06]
8. Attitude Shift [3:06]
9. America's First IVF Clinic [6:21]
10. Success in the U.S. [5:33]
11. A Common Technology [2:30]
12. Credits [2:08]
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