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Scenes From a Transplant/Special

From: Long Haul Productions
Length: 59:00

One woman's fight against cancer to save her life for her and her family.

Rebeccagriffin_small "Scenes From a Transplant" follows one woman's battle with cancer. Rebecca Perl learned she had Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma six months after giving birth to a baby boy. Months of chemotherapy and radiation proved unsuccessful, leaving only one treatment possibility: a lethal dose of chemotherapy followed by a life-saving bone marrow transplant. This award-winning documentary - now an hour long PRX special - follows her story through the transplant. Winner: duPont-Columbia Silver Baton Award; Edward R. Murrow Award; National Federation of Community Broadcasters Award; Silver Hugo Award; New York Festival World Medal for Health and Medical Information Award. 59:00 includes :60 'billboard' at the top followed by a 5:00 break for news, then the documentary.

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Piece Description

"Scenes From a Transplant" follows one woman's battle with cancer. Rebecca Perl learned she had Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma six months after giving birth to a baby boy. Months of chemotherapy and radiation proved unsuccessful, leaving only one treatment possibility: a lethal dose of chemotherapy followed by a life-saving bone marrow transplant. This award-winning documentary - now an hour long PRX special - follows her story through the transplant. Winner: duPont-Columbia Silver Baton Award; Edward R. Murrow Award; National Federation of Community Broadcasters Award; Silver Hugo Award; New York Festival World Medal for Health and Medical Information Award. 59:00 includes :60 'billboard' at the top followed by a 5:00 break for news, then the documentary.

Broadcast History

Broadcast just once on This American Life.

Timing and Cues

In: (music) "Every year...

Out: music fades.

***production note: there's about :30 of instrumental music (Springteen's 'Nebraska') that starts at 33:22 which local announces can give a station ID over IF NEEDED.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Soggy Tongues Vic Chesnutt West of Rome. Texas Hotel 1992 01:00
Nebraska Bruce Springsteen Nebraska. Bruce Springsteen 1982 :30
Ten Second News Son Volt Trace. Warner Bros 01:00

Related Website

http://Long Haul Productions