Health and Medicine

Health and Medicine

On the Cutting Edge

Streaming Video - 2006
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This program takes us on a tour of what has become one of the most popular and prolific beats in television, on both the network and local levels. The depth and range of medical reporting have grown considerably in the last decade, but, with few exceptions, we were tragically late in reporting the scope and severity of the AIDS story. Controversial cures and dubious wonder drugs have always gotten lots of air-time, but television has dallied in addressing the health care crisis. The whole subject of aging has also been virtually ignored, and when it does get attention, it's usually of the doom-and-gloom variety. The good news is that health and medical reporting has broadened, abstract concepts have been humanized, and a new category of investigative reporting is helping medical consumers take more control of their own care. Narrated by Peter Jennings.


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