PBS to air polio documentary based on Professor Oshinsky's prize-winning book
"The Polio Crusade" airs Monday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.
Posted: January 26, 2009
Oshinsky, the Jack S. Blanton Professor of History at The University of Texas at Austin, won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in history for Polio: An American Story, which details America's obsession with the disease.
"The Polio Crusade," produced by the PBS history series "American Experience," chronicles the 20th-century effort to eradicate polio and includes interviews with historians, scientists, polio survivors and Julius Youngner, the only surviving scientist from the research team that developed the Salk vaccine.
Public Affairs Specialist, College of Liberal Arts