A NEW PUBLIC TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY
TO APPEAR ON PBS STATIONS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
ANNOUNCING THE MADE-FOR-TELEVISION PRODUCTION OF “ADDICTION AND RECOVERY IN AMERICA”
PREMIERING IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2017 AND AIRING THROUGHOUT 2017-2018
ON PUBLIC TELEVISION TO
AN AUDIENCE OF MORE THAN 97 MILLION VIEWERS!
In the tradition of PBS’ award-winning documentaries like Ken Burns’ The Civil War, Windsor Broadcast Productions in association with Public Television announces the documentary production of ADDICTION AND RECOVERY IN AMERICA. This One-Hour Special will reflect the harsh reality that illicit drug use in the United States has been increasing. The National Institute on Drug Abuse an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older—9.4 percent of the population—had used an illicit drug in the past month. The White House announced recently a new strategy to tackle the explosion in heroin and prescription drug use, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has described as an epidemic. Heroin use has more than doubled among people aged 18-25 in the United States in the past decade, while overdose death rates have nearly quadrupled. This special production will detail the state of addiction and document the stories of heroic professionals and their families who treat and share the lives of people who suffer from addiction. The program will explain in depth the wealth of new and creative recovery techniques being practiced across the United States.
Historically, shows produced by Windsor that have aired nationally on PBS affiliates reach audiences in excess of 97 million viewers in nearly 70% of the top 100 markets in the US.
Windsor Broadcast Productions
Windsor Broadcast Productions is a long running healthcare television producer, with over 15 years of placing programming and content on PBS. Windsor currently has 28 shows running on the Public Television Satellite and is premiering a new show in October 2015 for PBS affiliates all over the US. Windsor has won more than 100 national and international awards for production excellence.