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Alzheimer's Disease: Facing the Facts, Public Television Documentary Wins Emmy Award
Date:6/25/2009

Documentary Funded by MetLife Foundation

HARTFORD, Conn., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter awarded an Emmy Award for Best Documentary Program to the public television special, Alzheimer's disease: Facing the Facts. The film was produced by Motion Inc. in association with Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and distributed to public television stations nationwide by American Public Television (APT). Production support for the documentary was made possible by MetLife Foundation.

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Co-produced by Glenn Orkin and Carol Edwards, Alzheimer's Disease: Facing the Facts is a one-hour documentary examining the personal and societal implications of Alzheimer's disease. It reviews the latest research, following 15 physicians and research scientists from across the U.S. and, through profiles and interviews with families living with Alzheimer's, studies how the disease is threatening to bankrupt the American health system, economy, and spirit. Emmy award-winning actor Edward Herrmann is the narrator.

The documentary was also the recipient of a 2008 CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Documentary Short in the Independent Division.

"As this documentary illustrates, Alzheimer's disease is having a devastating impact on American society. This impact will be felt even more profoundly in the years to come," said Dennis White, president and CEO of MetLife Foundation. "MetLife Foundation is proud to sup
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