Polio Revisited examines the highly infectious viral disease that, before the advent of a vaccine, caused paralysis and in some cases death for thousands of people, nationally and internationally. The show profiles survivors and victims of the disease, the vaccines and their creators, and the genuine risk that polio presents today for American children who aren’t immunized and the challenge of post polio syndrome. The program won a National Capital Emmy Award for historical documentary and
The Association of Health Care Journalists has honored the documentary as well; it was the first-place winner in the television category. Polio Revisited originally aired on Retirement Living TV (RLTV) as a TV special project in the Healthline series.