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July 28, 1927: FDR incorporates the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, a rehabilitation home for polio patients
On this day in 1927, Franklin Roosevelt, who had contracted polio at age 39, created the nonprofit Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, the only hospital in the world to deal solely with the treatment of polio victims.  Roosevelt’s visits to Warm Springs began a few years prior, during which he experienced marked improvements in his health after swimming in the mineral water resort pools. 
The organization later became the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and was instrumental in developing a cure for polio.
Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.
Photo: Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for polio patients, c.1930. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 28, 1927: FDR incorporates the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, a rehabilitation home for polio patients

On this day in 1927, Franklin Roosevelt, who had contracted polio at age 39, created the nonprofit Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, the only hospital in the world to deal solely with the treatment of polio victims.  Roosevelt’s visits to Warm Springs began a few years prior, during which he experienced marked improvements in his health after swimming in the mineral water resort pools.

The organization later became the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and was instrumental in developing a cure for polio.

Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.

Photo: Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for polio patients, c.1930. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

Day 2 of PBS’ portion of the TV Critics Press Tour included sessions on upcoming programs including:

EARTH A New Wild (coming February 2015)

pbsdigitalstudios' Frankenstein, M.D. (premiering August 19th)

American Masters’ Bing Crosby Rediscovered (premiering December 2014)

americanexperiencepbs' Ripley: Believe It or Not (coming Winter 2015)

Season 2 of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (premieres September 23)

How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson (premieres October 15)

NOVA CyberWar (coming soon)

American Masters The Boomer List (premieres September 23)

Meet Anna Lore, star of PBS Digital Studios new series “Frankenstein, M.D.” and Emmy-winning executive producer & writer Bernie Su (on the right). Frankenstein MD premieres on pbsdigitalstudios' YouTube channel August 19.
NOVA’s Dr. Amy Middleman, Dr. Paul Offit, and Sonya Pemberton also let loose for the camera before their “Vaccines – Calling the Shots” TV Critics Press Tour panel (Premieres September 10).

Meet Anna Lore, star of PBS Digital Studios new series “Frankenstein, M.D.” and Emmy-winning executive producer & writer Bernie Su (on the right). Frankenstein MD premieres on pbsdigitalstudios' YouTube channel August 19.

NOVA’s Dr. Amy Middleman, Dr. Paul Offit, and Sonya Pemberton also let loose for the camera before their “Vaccines – Calling the Shots” TV Critics Press Tour panel (Premieres September 10).

Some very familiar faces popped into the PBS social media room during TV Critics Press Tour in Los Angeles.
Pictured: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Anna Deavere Smith from Finding Your Roots, Laquita Mitchell from THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS and Darius Monroe from independentlenspbs’ Evolution of a Criminal.

Some very familiar faces popped into the PBS social media room during TV Critics Press Tour in Los Angeles.

Pictured: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Anna Deavere Smith from Finding Your Roots, Laquita Mitchell from THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS and Darius Monroe from independentlenspbsEvolution of a Criminal.

Day 1 of PBS’ portion of the TV Critics Press Tour included sessions on upcoming programs including:

Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (airing September 14th, 2014)

MAKERS Women in Hollywood and Women in Politics (premieres September 30th, 2014)

independentlenspbs's Evolution of a Criminal, executive produced by Spike Lee. (premieres January 12th, 2015)

Live from the Lincoln Center’s The Nance starring Nathan Lane. (premieres October 10th, 2014)

America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa (premieres October 4th, 2014)

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