Frontline: My Father, My Brother, and Me

Overview

Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease just as his father and older brother were years prior, Frontline producer Dave Iverson sets out on a deeply personal journey to better understand the disease that affects over one million Americans. Not only are the causes of Parkinson's disease largely unknown, but the cure also remains frustratingly elusive. Now, as Iverson speaks with both the victims of the disease, and the scientists who remain determined to find the elusive cure, the various issues surrounding Parkinson's ...
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Overview

Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease just as his father and older brother were years prior, Frontline producer Dave Iverson sets out on a deeply personal journey to better understand the disease that affects over one million Americans. Not only are the causes of Parkinson's disease largely unknown, but the cure also remains frustratingly elusive. Now, as Iverson speaks with both the victims of the disease, and the scientists who remain determined to find the elusive cure, the various issues surrounding Parkinson's disease gradually come into focus. Along the way, Iverson speaks with a prominent Parkinson's researcher whose encounter with "frozen" heroin addicts yielded a substantial breakthrough, a Parkinson's sufferer whose life was changed by an experimental brain surgery, and a geneticist who assisted in identifying the genetic mutations associated with the disease, and now develops drugs to fix them. Additional conversations with actor Michael J. Fox and writer Michael Kinsley, both of whom also suffer from Parkinson's, leads to an informed discussion of the political issues that essentially threaten to stifle life-saving research.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/14/2009
  • UPC: 841887010535
  • Original Release: 2009
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 57,089

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Dave Iverson Director, Producer
Michael Schwarz Director, Producer
David Fanning Executive Producer
Sally Jo Fifer Executive Producer
Vicente Franco Cinematographer
Gail Huddleson Editor
Christopher Rife Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Frontline: My Father, My Brother, and Me
1. Introduction [2:16]
2. Parkinson's: A Family Saga [8:02]
3. A Time-Consuming Hunt for Causes [9:13]
4. The Quest for a Cure [6:49]
5. The Stem Cell Controversy [10:58]
6. Living With Parkinson's [10:53]
7. "Time Is Also an Ally..." [5:13]
8. Credits [2:49]
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