I am featured in the PBS FRONTLINE documentary, “The Vaccine War,” which airs tomorrow night, April 27th, 2010 at 9 p.m. in most places.
Tomorrow (since I’m writing this at 9:30 p.m. after having spent all day on airplanes returning from New York City where I was at the American Society of Journalists and Authors meeting) the PBS show “Frontline” will air a full-hour investigative piece on the vaccine debate.
A producer and a cameraman came to Ashland, Oregon when Leone was just a few weeks old and spent hours interviewing me, following us around town, and taking B-roll of the kids.
The PBS press release makes it sound like, instead of seeking to understand the problems with our current vaccination system, they are setting up a false dichotomy of “us” versus “them.” That dichotomy does little to advance children’s health but a lot to line the pockets of the pharmaceutical industry.
They’ve decided to call the show “The Vaccine War” and I wonder if–as a parent who choses to vaccinate my children on the most evidence-based and scientific schedule (which is not the CDC’s)–I will be portrayed in the episode as selfish, thoughtless, and unconcerned about the greater good.
You can watch the trailer:
We don’t have a television at our house. I plan to watch it at my friend Shannon’s. (But I forgot that James will be out of town and I haven’t arranged for a babysitter. Oy.)
ETA: The documentary is now available in its entirety on YouTube.
Will you be tuning into PBS? “The Vaccine Wars” airs tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET and then will be available for viewing on the internet.
Published: April 26, 2010
Last update: January 24, 2020