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Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD and acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns

Nine PBS shines a light on your health with a spring slate of series and specials that focus on well-being. From April through May, Nine PBS will premiere new series and specials that showcase how humans can influence their brains and bodies to achieve a sense of well-being. Gain context and insight into human physical and mental health through fascinating stories told via investigative research, expert testimony and first-hand accounts with these premieres.


The Gene: An Intimate History

A new three-hour documentary from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD (left), and acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns (right) will premiere in April. The documentary is inspired by Mukherjee’s best-selling 2016 book, The Gene: An Intimate History. “The Gene will allow us to untangle…the code of life itself and see how that understanding is being applied to science and medicine today,” says Burns.

Tuesday, April 7 & 14, at 7:00 p.m. on Nine PBS.


Blood Sugar Rising

Thirty million Americans live with diabetes, a silent killer growing at exponential rates. Blood Sugar Rising, a two-hour documentary, tells the critical story of the scientific insights and innovations offering new hope in the fight against diabetes. Explore the history and science of this hidden crisis and meet some of the faces behind the statistics, whose stories bring hope.

Wednesday, April 15, at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS.


This article first appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of nineMagazine.

The Gene

Part 1: Dawn of the Modern Age of Genetics

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Expires: 2020-05-05
Rating: TV-14

Part One interweaves present-day stories with the discoveries of pioneers in genetics.

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