This film interweaves the personal accounts of polio survivors with the story of an ardent crusader who tirelessly fought on their behalf while scientists raced to eradicate this dreaded disease. The Polio Crusade features interviews with historians, scientists, polio survivors, and the only surviving scientist from the core research team that developed the Salk vaccine, Julius Youngner.
[text adapted from pbs.org]
Written, Directed, and Produced by Sarah Colt
Edited by Randall MacLowry
Produced by WGBH for The American Experience