National Press Club

50th Anniversary of Polio Vaccine

April 8, 2005

About This Video

Run time: 59 minutes

Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, and Anne Roosevelt, granddaughter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, talked about the 50th anniversary of the Salk polio vaccine. They talked about personal and family battles with the disease as well as the impact of the vaccine on national public health. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.