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The Virus That Shook the World | Frontline

Three paramedics in orange paramedic gear, one holding a mask, inside an ambulance
Courtesy of Alessandro Leonardi / Keo Films / FRONTLINE (PBS)
Red Cross ambulance volunteers in Milan, Italy, during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mon. Apr. 26 at 9 pm & Tue. Apr. 27 at 10 pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Using extensive personal video and local footage, learn how people and countries responded to the coronavirus, across cultures, race, faith and privilege.

This two-part special documents the first year of the coronavirus pandemic through the eyes of people all over the world — from a hot dog vendor in New York City to a ballet dancer in Moscow; from a food blogger in Wuhan to a filmmaker in a remote Indigenous village in Brazil.

Filmed in 21 countries and featuring extensive personal video and local footage, this documentary special traces the pandemic’s path around the globe through the stories of people experiencing it, showing how responses to the disease that has now killed more than 3 million people have differed across culture, race, faith and privilege.

Watch each episode at video.wkar.org during or after the premiere date.

Frontline explores and illuminates the critical issues of our times, from business and health to social issues, politics and war.

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