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Free Film Screening Profiles the Sick and Uninsured

November 19, 2008

MPTV Producer Everett Marshburn's latest production: "Healthcare: The Wisconsin Prescription" will be shown at Discovery World's Innovation Theatre--500 N. Harbor Drive, Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00pm. The screening is free and open to the public.

The stories of real people facing serious healthcare challenges are presented, including a mother with brain cancer, a man with multiple sclerosis, and a young cancer survivor who cannot get health insurance for herself or her employees. Karen Timberlake, Secretary of Health Services for Wisconsin, and State Senators Karen Vinehout and Glenn Grothman--who represent differing viewpoints on the Healthcare debate in the Wisconsin legislature are also interviewed.

Following the film screening, the audience will have an opportunity to participate in open discussion with individuals featured in the film.

MPTV Community Cinema is a monthly film screening series showcasing selected documentaries from award-winning PBS series, INDEPDENDENT LENS, and local documentary features produced by Milwaukee Public Television and docUWM.

Contact Darlyne Haertlein with questions, (414) 297-7518.