or


[06/23/14 - 02:52 PM]
NBC News' "A Leap of Faith: A Meredith Vieira Special" Introduces Viewers to an Emerging Medical Break-Through That Could Save Billions of Lives
The two-hour special airs this Friday, June 27 at 8:00/7:00c on the Peacock.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC NEWS' "A LEAP OF FAITH: A MEREDITH VIEIRA SPECIAL" INTRODUCES VIEWERS TO AN EMERGING MEDICAL BREAK-THROUGH THAT COULD SAVE BILLIONS OF LIVES

Two-Hour Primetime Special Airs Friday, June 27th at 8pm/7c

NEW YORK - June 23, 2014 - On Friday, June 27th at 8pm/7c, NBC News will air "A Leap of Faith: A Meredith Vieira Special." The special report takes viewers inside the front lines of an emerging medical break-through that is both experimental and controversial -- but has the potential to save billions of lives. "A Leap of Faith" provides an exclusive look inside the emotional journey of Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, his patients, and their families as he attempts to revolutionize the way we treat even the most deadly diseases.

Meredith Vieira closely follows the work of Dr. Macchiarini, who is at the forefront of the field of regenerative medicine. Using stem cells from a patient's own body to grow new organs in a lab, regenerative medicine could potentially eliminate the need for donor organs in the future. Macchiarini is the only doctor in the world who performs transplants with completely artificial, bio-engineered organs. His work has been criticized for being experimental and risky, but he is willing to take chances to help his patients. Dr. Macchiarini tells Vieira, "You see a patient and this patient has no other alternatives. And he will die very, very soon. As a human, and as a doctor, are we allowed to say no? I don't think so."

Meredith Vieira shares the powerful, at times heartbreaking stories of patients like a single dad from Baltimore who was being suffocated by an inoperable tumor; a toddler from South Korea who had spent her entire life in the hospital, unable to breathe on her own; and a former Russian dancer who was left with a gaping hole in her throat after a devastating car accident. "A Leap of Faith" is about the brave pioneers who are willing to take chances in the name of science.

###

"A Leap of Faith: A Meredith Vieira Special" is an NBC News production. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, Benita Alexander is the producer, Brooke Nevils and Sergei Ivonin are additional producers, Jennifer Eng is associate producer, Deborah Kim is assistant producer and Justin Cece and Ed Eaves are editors of the special.





  [june 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[02/22/18 - 07:13 PM]
CMT Announces "Nashville's" Midseason Premiere on June 7, Followed by Series-Ending Finale July 26
When the series returns this summer, "Nashville" will feature two new recurring roles with the additions of Ronny Cox and Mia Maestro.

[02/22/18 - 06:02 PM]
VH1's Emmy(R) Award-Winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" Ru-veals New Cast for Historic 10th Season
The supersized season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" premieres on Thursday, March 22 and will feature 90-minute episodes, giving fans more fashion, lip-syncs and drag than ever before.

[02/22/18 - 02:49 PM]
Tony and Emmy Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth Is Ready to Kill It on Season Two of NBC's "Trial & Error"
The premiere for the second season of "Trial & Error" will be announced at a later date.

[02/22/18 - 02:48 PM]
CNBC's "Back in the Game" Will Premiere on Tuesday, 3/13/18
From executive producer Michael Strahan and hosted by Alex Rodriguez, "Back in the Game" pairs ex-athletes in serious financial distress with money-savvy mentors who can help them get back on their feet.

[02/22/18 - 02:16 PM]
Team USA Women's Hockey Gold Medal Victory Is Most Watched Late-Night Show in NBCSN History
NBC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 21.

[02/22/18 - 02:09 PM]
Bravo Media Takes Center Stage in the All New Original Docuseries "Your Husband Is Cheating on Us" Premiering Sunday, April 1 at 9PM ET/PT
The docuseries follows mega-producer JD Lawrence and his top-tier theater company through all the five-star action and juicy drama that comes with launching a new stage production.

[02/22/18 - 12:42 PM]
Paramount Network Delivers Strong Ratings in Its First Month Led by Original Event Series, "Waco"
Paramount Network further spins the numbers for the year to date.

[02/22/18 - 12:10 PM]
"Restored by the Fords" Wraps First Season on HGTV with Solid Ratings Performance
HGTV further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[02/22/18 - 10:53 AM]
"Tough Mudder: Tougher Together" Premieres Thursday, March 15 on The CW
The broadcast special will be preceded by five digital episodes, premiering on CW Seed, The CW's digital network, on Thursday, March 8.

[02/22/18 - 10:39 AM]
Video: BBC America's "Killing Eve" Debuts First Teaser Trailer
Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer star in thriller penned by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and produced by Sally Woodward Gentle's Sid Gentle Productions.

[02/22/18 - 10:35 AM]
CNBC's New Primetime Series "Staten Island Hustle" Debuts April 11 at 10PM ET/PT
The six episode entrepreneurial series follows a group of animated friends and businessmen from Staten Island who have yet to come up with an idea or product too far-fetched for them to invest in.

[02/22/18 - 10:34 AM]
Showtime Sports(R) Launches New Digital Talk Show "Below the Belt"
The twice-monthly, 30-minute show debuts on Wednesday, February 28 on Showtime Sports digital platforms, days before American heavyweight Deontay Wilder defends his WBC title against Luis Ortiz.

[02/22/18 - 10:25 AM]
"Fast N' Loud" Is Turning Up the Torque with All-New Episodes Returning to Discovery Channel on Monday, March 12th
This season, Richard and the Monkeys are tuning into a whole new groove at Gas Monkey Garage with bigger builds and higher horsepower.

[02/22/18 - 10:18 AM]
Tiffany Haddish to Host "2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards"
The 2018 categories and nominees will be announced at a later date.

[02/22/18 - 09:30 AM]
"Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards" Primetime Special to Air on OWN Saturday, March 3
For over a decade, the star-studded celebration has been at the forefront of honoring Hollywood's most creative and accomplished African-American female visionaries, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.