3 October 2010 - Scott Pelley of CBS 60 Minutes catches up with the world's most generous philanthropists, Bill and Melinda Gates, and travels to some of the world's trouble spots their billions are helping. (Includes video - 13 minutes 31 seconds - and a transcript)
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The Polio Chronicle was published by the National Patients Committee at the Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia, USA, from July 1931 to February 1934. The library at Warm Springs possesses a total of 25 issues of the Chronicle. The Disability History Museum has 268 artifacts (including articles and photographs) from the Chronicle in its online library - a fascinating look at polio in the 1930s in America.
14 October 2010 - Philip Roth’s latest protagonist is a Newark gym teacher who in the summer of 1944 is supervising the neighborhood playground, watching the boys play ball and the girls jump rope. In Mr. Roth’s new novel, “Nemesis”, it’s the summer when a polio epidemic sweeps through the city, spreading anxiety and suspicion. Roth explains that while he lived through the 20th-century American polio epidemic, he came up with the idea to write about the disease only after doing a simple brainstorming exercise. "I began as I sometimes do with a book on a yellow legal pad all of the historical events that I've lived through that I've not dealt with in fiction", Roth explains. "When I came to polio, it was a great revelation to me. I never thought of it before as a subject. And then I remembered how frightening it was and how deadly it was and I thought, 'OK, try to write a book about polio'." (Includes audio - 20 minutes 34 seconds - a transcript, and an excerpt from the book)