The Coming Plague

The Coming Plague
Type TV Special
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 4hr
Genres Adaptation, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Carlos Campbell Actor n/a 1 1000001
James Curran Actor n/a 1 1000002
Susan Fisher-Hoch Actor n/a 1 1000003
Thomas Monath Actor n/a 1 1000004
Joseph McCormick Actor n/a 1 1000005
Juliana Otieno Actor n/a 1 1000006
Peggy Knapp Narrator Narration 120790 1000007
Ned Judge Director n/a 2 2000001
Jacoba Atlas Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Pat Mitchell Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Vivian Schiller Producer n/a 3 3000003
Sam Hurst Producer n/a 3 3000004
Mary Lance Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Sam Hurst Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Ned Judge Writer n/a 120782 4000002
Laurie Garrett Book as Source Material ("The Coming Plague") 120888 4000003
Laurie Russman Line Producer coordinating producer 161 5000001
Patricia Bischetti Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
George Puckhaber Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Keith Hathaway Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
David Leach Editor n/a 172 7000001
Cathleen Kane Editor (Parts 1,3,4) 172 7000002
Lenny Feinstein Editor (Parts 2,3) 172 7000003
Michael Whalen Music n/a 120781 8000001
Adi Gevins Research researcher 458 12000001
John Eddy Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Mark Mitchell Production Associate n/a 120822 25000001
Misty Skedgell Publicity publicist(TBS/Atlanta) 120789 29000001
Aileen Budow Publicity publicist(TBS/New York) 120789 29000002
Tracy McArdle Publicity publicist(TBS/Los Angeles) 120789 29000003
Synopsis
Four-part documentary about the frightening reality of deadly plagues and viruses which have the potential to spread across the planet. The documentary profiles the work of "disease cowboys" -- hard-nosed scientists from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and other prestigious organizations who fight epidemics around the world. Even though important victories against disease have been won, a recent report indicates that cases of infectious disease are increasing dramatically. The narrative combines the scientists' life-and-death adventures and reflections on progress and new threats now faced in the United States. Archival films, newsreel and personal photo archives are also incorporated. Inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Laurie Garrett's book of the same name.