Roger Weisberg‘s Critical Condition, which airs this fall on POV, answers the question with the stories of four individuals who struggle with health problems without insurance: together with their loved ones, they are forced to confront difficult financial and emotional decisions as they fight for their lives. It’s a problem that faces a sixth of the nation every day, as the ranks of the uninsured swell toward 50 million.

Critical Condition by Roger Weisberg will have its broadcast premiere on September 30, 2008.

Watch Critical Condition on PBS, September 30 at 10 p.m.; or view the trailer online.

I’ll be facilitating a sneak-preview screening and discussion at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, NY (about two hours north of New York City), Saturday, June 21, at 1:30 PM. If you’re interested in attending, please do — the screening and discussion are free!

What’s your position on health care policy? Come talk about it this weekend at Upstate Films, or post a comment below!

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David has worked on POV's website since its infancy, helping to develop and nurture it, as well as producing special features. David also oversees and administers POV's internal network, maintaining hardware and software for the POV staff. Prior to joining POV, David, served on the staff of CyberEd, an 18-wheeler Internet classroom that toured nationwide. Since 1997, David has worked independently as a computer consultant, including systems, networks, databases, and web design and construction. David's favorite documentaries are:1. Eyes on the Prize - Henry Hampton (Executive Producer)2. Crumb - Terry Zwigoff3. The Thin Blue Line - Errol Morris4. Roger & Me - Michael Moore5. The Camden 28 - Anthony Giacchino