This documentary chronicles the dramatic story of America’s battle against the last of the deadly childhood plagues. It features well-known individuals who have survived polio, such as former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee and writer Geoffrey Ward. The film also includes moving visits with doctors, therapists and researchers – including two Nobel Prize winners – who helped lead the march to victory over polio in the United States.
“A Fight to the Finish: Stories of Polio” is a co-production of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Ken Mandel Productions, Inc. and is presented by KERA-Dallas/Fort Worth.
Co-producer/Director/Cinematographer: Ken Mandel; Co-producer: Tony Herring, M.D.; Writer: Ralph Myers; Original Music: John Bryant, Frank Hames, Tony Herring, M.D.; Sound Design: Marvin Hlavenka; For KERA – Executive Producer: Rob Tranchin; Executive in Charge: Sylvia Komatsu