Witness History: Virus Outbreaks and Breakthroughs

About the Program

From the Spanish influenza of 1918, to the SARs epidemic of the early 2000s - accounts from people who have suffered from viral diseases and those who have worked to find a cure. We’ll hear first-person accounts of major moments in the battle against infectious disease, as told by the people who were there.

Go back in time to key events in history and hear the story of our times told by the people who were there. Witness History features first-hand accounts, archive material and insight from historians.


One hour

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Preview audio available: July 20, 2022
Promo spot available: July 27, 2022
Program rundown available: July 29, 2022
Date content will be uploaded: July 29, 2022


Broadcast Window

August 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022

Broadcast Rights

Available to all APM affiliates; subscription to the BBC World Service is not required for carriage. Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before September 1, 2022. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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