Parkinson's Disease: A Family History

Parkinson's disease is part of journalist Dave Iverson's personal history: His father had it, his brother has it and he has it.

Now, in the PBS "Frontline" documentary My Father, My Brother, and Me, Iverson attempts to understand and explain the degenerative neurological disorder that affects more than one million Americans. He examines the potential offered by stem cell research and also reports on possible genetic and environmental triggers of disorder.

Iverson has been an executive producer and anchor of national, regional, and local specials for public broadcasting for nearly 30 years.

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