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A Shot to Save the World Premiers on the Smithsonian Channel for World Polio Day

Michael Rose | Posted 12.24.2013 | Impact
Michael Rose

Two things terrified Peter Hamilton as a child: a disaster overcoming his family, and polio. Remnants of that fear and the relief at being vaccinated triggered an emotional connection when he saw an early version of the film about scientist Jonas Salk's struggle to find a vaccine to stop polio in the 1950s.

Rare Footage Uncovered From Dr. King Assassination

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Some forward-looking college professors enabled television's Smithsonian Channel to offer a look at the assassination of Martin Luthe...