Friday, September 12, 2014

PBS's Frontline Spotlights Neuropathology in Documentary Film

In the film, which airs Tuesday, Oct. 8 beginning at 9 pm EST, FRONTLINE investigates the hidden story of the NFL’s response to head injuries. Through interviews with former players, scientists and neuropatholgists, it examines what the NFL knew about the risks of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and when it knew it. Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first neuropathologist to draw a connections between playing football and the development of CTE, is featured in this remarkable documentary.

See a six-minute preview of the film here.

Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first pathologist to posit the connection between CTE and playing football

Thanks to Dr. Doug Shevlin sending me this link.

4 comments:

jd said...

This originally aired a year ago.

Brian E. Moore, MD, MEd said...

Oh! Thanks, jd. I guess I'll change the post to take out the word "premieres". Thank again!!

jd said...

Victor Alvarez, one of our former fellows, is in this but is never mentioned by name. He is seen receiving a brain shipment from FedEx at the Bedford VA.

Anonymous said...

There is now a movie based on Bennet Omalu starring Will Smith, filmed here in Pittsburgh and set to be released Dec 25, 2015.