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EXTRA LIFE: A SHORT HISTORY OF LIVING LONGER (PBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/11/21 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (4 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 6/1/21; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from PBS's press release, February 2021) EXTRA LIFE: A SHORT HISTORY OF LIVING LONGER, a new four-part series from Nutopia that examines the science and medical innovations that conquered some of the world's deadliest diseases and doubled life expectancies for many across the globe, will air Tuesdays, May 11-June 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS, and stream via pbs.org and the PBS Video app. Set in the context of today's COVID-19 crisis, this series explores the lessons learned from previous global pandemics - including smallpox, cholera, the Spanish flu and others - and reveals how scientists, doctors, self-experimenters and activists launched a public health revolution, saving millions of lives, fundamentally changing how we think about illness and ultimately paving the way for modern medicine. Best-selling author Steven Johnson (The Ghost Map, HOW WE GOT TO NOW) and historian and broadcaster David Olusoga (CIVILIZATIONS, "Black & British: A Forgotten History") combine expertise to guide viewers across 300 years of medical innovation, and go behind the scenes of modern medicine to meet the unsung heroes who are tackling COVID-19 and other public health threats. Johnson and Olusoga shed light on scientific breakthroughs and reveal how collective efforts around the world can lead to extraordinary outcomes, including doubling the human lifespan in under a century. While the series features many leading public health authorities and scientists on the front lines of the current pandemic, EXTRA LIFE examines the bigger picture and sparks a global conversation about how we've learned to save lives. The series explores how the pioneering approaches and innovative medical triumphs of the past have provided a blueprint for our future in the battle to live longer. The series is particularly sensitive to the cultural blind spots that have influenced our approach to health, tracing the origins of inoculation back to Africa, long before the discovery of vaccination in the west, and highlighting the often-overlooked inequalities in access to health.
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Alvarado as DIR
· Duncan Singh as DIR
· Fiona Caldwell as EP
· Helen Sage as DIR
· Jane Root as EP
· Jason Sussberg as DIR
· Nicola Moody as EP
· Steven Johnson as EP
· Tristan Quinn as DIR
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Nutopia