A Quebecois Childhood Icon Makes Paper Masterpieces and a Last Chance to see The Polio Crusade | Passport Picks
For nearly three decades, he was an inspirational children’s television show host in Quebec. He created worlds and characters with little more than a sheet of paper and a pair of scissors. Mountain Lake PBS is proud to present The Paper Man, a film by Tanya Lapointe. Celebrating the life and artistry of Quebecois artist and television host Claude Lafortune.
Last Chance to Watch American Experience: The Polio Crusade
In the summer of 1950 Wytheville, VA realized the nation’s worst medical fears. An outbreak of Infantile Paralysis, commonly known as Polio, swept through a small town of 5,500 in which 40 percent of residents had not yet reached their eighteenth birthday. Highly contagious, just in time for summer vacation, the devastating neurodegenerative disease had chosen its next target. Watch now on Passport before it’s gone on March 29th!
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