Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Unnatural Causes" Debuts Thursday on WKNO

Posted By on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Memphis is often listed as one of America's unhealthiest cities. And maybe, according to one new documentary, that has as much to do with socioeconomic inequality as it does with germs or biology.

Unnatural Causes, a seven-part documentary series, asks the question: "Is inequality making us sick?" and suggests that how we are born, live, and work can make us ill.

It's not necessarily a ground-breaking notion, but executive producer Larry Adelman notes that the United States has the worst disease outcomes of any industrialized nation and that even its middle class - yes, that’s probably you -- die, on average, about three years sooner than the rich.

The first section of the documentary will air tonight. The rest will air the next three consecutive Thursdays (April 3rd, 10th, and 17th) on WKNO at 9 p.m.

To learn more about the documentary, go to the filmmakers' website.

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