Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Disability Activists Blast PBS for ADA Anniversary Promotion of Better Dead than Disabled Film
In an all-too-common feat of cultural insensitivity, PBS has chosen July 26th, the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to air “POV: The Self-Made Man.” The documentary features the videotaped statements of Bob Stern, an elderly man deciding to commit suicide rather than face possible disability, medical uncertainly or complications.